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Empowered Singer Workshops

EMPOWERED SINGER WORKSHOPS are coordinated by Felice Hernandez and Celia Chavez.

Los Angeles native, FELICE HERNANDEZ grew up with an early exposure to diverse music through her musician father, ranging from r&b, rock, pop, and jazz. Harmony, style and rhythm came as natural strengths stemming from her enthusiasm for everything music-related. A chameleon of contemporary music, Felice works steadily as a lead and backing vocalist, both live and in the studio. Her background singer credits include, Neil Young, Hilary Duff, Oingo Boingo Dance Party, Kevin Spacey, Michael McDonald, Josh Groban, Alejandro Fernandez and Ana Gasteyer. Television and Film credits include Pitch Perfect 2, Power Rangers, Transparent, Battlestar Galactica, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, 90210, The Latin Grammys, AMA’s, Don’t Forget the Lyrics, Disney Jr.’s Elena of Avalor, Dora & the Lost City of Gold, just to name a few. Felice is also the signature station i.d. voice of numerous radio stations in Europe and Asia.

Felice believes that growth and learning is essential to keeping a strong career as an artist. As a means to strengthening the singer community, Felice formed Singer Friends L.A. on Facebook where fellow professionals can share advice and work opportunities. She is excited to lead these workshops to help further the careers of her fellow singers.

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CELIA CHAVEZ is a master harmonizer, dynamic vocal coach and accomplished songwriter.

Having seasoned her skills and her craft while singing with major artists including P!nk, Seal, Melody Gardot, Julia Fordham and Brandon Flowers (the Killers), Celia currently tours internationally with Enrique Iglesias as his romantic duet partner. As an artist, Celia has released five recordings to date as a performing songwriter and bandleader and is the female half of singer/songwriter duo Petty/Chavez.  Her activity in her hometown Seattle’s music scene led to an invitation to join the Seattle Composers Alliance as a board member. This sparked her desire to be of service to her fellow musicians, so she helped galvanize the professional composer community into a resource for networking, career guidance, and focused, relevant workshops. During this time, Celia broke into the studio session world, co-wrote songs for film, and arranged harmony vocals on fast-paced recording sessions for radio IDs and commercials. Her relocations to New York City and Los Angeles grew her career as a touring backup singer and a studio session vocalist. Today, Celia joins forces with fellow singer Felice Hernandez to host the Empowered Singer Workshops series based in Los Angeles.

Celia is thrilled to share her joy and passion for harmony as well as her knowledge and experience of how it works. 

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