Nizza Melas, a professor at Kyoto Computer Institute, who is the main vocalist of Cirque du Soleil, a globally popular entertainment group, is teaching a class on "Digital Audio Production" to students of Kyoto Institute of Information and Kyoto Computer Institute from October 15 to 25.
The venue for the class is The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics Kyoto Ekimae Satellite Large Hall, where sound effects are evaluated as one of the most wonderful in western Japan and classical concerts are frequently held.Ms. Nizza, who is active not only as a vocalist but also as a dubbing artist for commercials and game characters, introduced the use of IT in her own activities and instructed the students on vocal techniques, etc. The students who took the class enjoyed singing loudly and improving their own voices.They also tried to postrecord an animation to deepen their understanding of digital processing of sound.
Ms. Nizza sang "We're Not Alone/Jupiter" at the opening ceremony of the 50th anniversary of Kyoto Computer Gakuin and the 10th anniversary of Kyoto Institute of Information (held on June 1).
In April 2014, Kyoto Computer Gakuin will establish an IT Voice Acting Course in the Information Processing Department of the Computer Science Department in order to develop human resources who can process digitalized voice.In addition to vocal techniques, acting exercises, reading of accents and kanji characters, reading comprehension exercises, narration exercises, postrecording exercises, MC exercises, etc., we plan to add "basic digital sound subjects" such as music and voice reproduction, recording, and processing.
Nitza Melas ( http://www.nitzamusic.com/ )
A singer-songwriter born in Montreal, Canada, who has fascinated audiences all over the world with his multilingual skills. She is one of the three main vocalists of "Cirque du Soleil" an entertainment group that performs circuses and musicals in various countries. Among them, she was the only one whose lyrics and music were chosen for the Cirque du Soleil show, and she can be said to be the de facto top singer in the group.She does not belong to any record company label, and performs songs and songwriting and also does graphic design, promotion, and sales. Since 2013 she has been a professor at Kyoto Computer Gakuin and The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics.