Serena is available for weddings and has been performing as a professional wedding singer since childhood. She is classically trained, but is happy to sing music in any style including pop, jazz, opera, musical theatre standards, and anything else your heart desires to make your day special! (Check out her videos and audio recordings for a sample!)
Serena will go the extra mile to ensure that your wedding ceremony is everything you've dreamed of. She is non-denominational and is happy to sing at any type of wedding and is very familiar with the Catholic Mass.
Choosing your music:
Your wedding music should reflect your own style, and Serena is delighted to help you design the perfect musical programme for your big day!
Each Wedding Booking will receive a complimentary 'Meet & Greet' where Serena will sit down with the Bride & Groom to discuss music selections and offer guidance in selecting the perfect ceremony music for the perfect couple. This meeting will explore the various song options available as well as guide you through the best placement of vocal music during various points in the ceremony.
You may choose music that is on Serena's current Repertoire List (click the Repertoire Tab above to view available selections) or feel free to select something new! If you want it, you got it - it is your day after all!
It is highly recommended that you speak with your officiant early on in the music selection process so that you are aware of any specific guidelines that are in place. Some churches may only allow sacred music during your wedding while others may be more flexible, so check with your officiant just to be sure if you're leaning towards pop, jazz, or choices outside the classical/sacred genre if you're having a wedding ceremony in a religious location.
Serena can recommend and arrange for a pianist/organist and/or instrumentalists (violin, flute, etc.) to sing with , or can sing unaccompanied (A Capella), and will coordinate a time to rehearse the music with your accompanist and/or ensemble. She will notify you of the music rehearsal date, and will e-mail you an audio 'preview' afterwards should you wish. This rehearsal is included in your wedding music package, and ensures that your ceremony music will be perfect on the big day! You can rest assured that Serena will make the ceremony music perfect for you as she only works with other professional musicians.
Please inquire using the Contact Form and provide your wedding venue location for a personalized price quote.
Serena Standley, Soprano will tailor a concert or performance program to the occasion and your theme!
(Check out my vast repertoire list!)
Concert Programmes Available for:
Fundraisers Social Events Funeral Services Corporate Parties
Holiday Events Recognition Events & Award Ceremonies
Serena offers exquisite solo vocals, ranging from opera to musical theatre to jazz standards to pop, contemporary, classical and holiday music, accompanied by piano. She also collaborates with other professional musicians should you desire a larger ensemble (such as string instruments, wind instruments, and/or other singers for duets- she can even arrange for a small choir should that be what you require).
Please inquire using the Contact Form for a personalized pricing quote, as the total is dependent upon your event location, musicians required, etc.
Vocal Coaching, Lectures, Seminars, & Conducting:
Serena has been teaching and conducting since her mid-teens and has a true passion for teaching music as well as performing. With an MA degree in Vocal Performance, she specializes in teaching the basic techniques of singing for beginners, starting with the 'singer's stance' and the exploration of the 'singer's breath' through to the development and delivery of 'stage presence' for intermediate and advanced singers. She teaches courses on how to get the most out of yourself as a singer and how to get your body to start 'working' for you in order to access the power within your own voice. Serena is a big advocate of vocal health and is currently studying the connection between Nutrition and the implications of diet on the voice. She is available for Vocal Workshops, Guest Lectures, and Seminars upon booking.
There is great power in the voice, especially the combination of multiple voices, and Serena loves conducting vocal ensembles for this reason - she is skilled at creating special arrangements depending on the size of the group and takes into consideration the time allowed for rehearsals before a performance. She can offer her services as a vocal coach or conductor for any ensemble, large or small. Early bookings for Vocal Coachings, Lectures, and Conducting inquiries are highly recommended as her schedule is becoming quite full for 2016/2017 already!
Please inquire using the Contact Form for a personalized pricing quote, as the total is dependent upon your location, teaching materials required, etc.
Serena is now accepting bookings for all of the above events for dates in 2016/2017 and beyond.