Nitza Melas (Professor at Kyoto Computer Gakuin), the main vocalist of "Cirque du Soleil," a popular entertainment group around the world, is teaching a class on "Digital Audio Production" from October 15 to 25 for students of Kyoto Institute of Information Science and Kyoto Computer Gakuin.
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 while teaching vocal techniques, etc. Students who took the class enjoyed singing loudly and improving their own voices.They also try their hand at dubbing animation, deepening their understanding of the 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 Science (held on June 1), and also performed live at the celebration party.
In April 2014, Kyoto Computer Gakuin will establish the "IT Voice Actor Course" in the Information Processing Department of the C Department (Computer Science) in order to train students to be able to process digitalized voice.In addition to vocal techniques, acting exercises, accent and kanji reading, text reading comprehension exercises, narration exercises, postrecording exercises, and MC exercises, the school plans to offer "basic digital sound courses" such as music and voice reproduction, recording, and processing, and this time, the "IT Voice Actor Course" classes were realized ahead of other courses.
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.