MOLGATO Workshop

By Kate Conklin
October 27, 2023


MOLGATO: Legato, Appoggio, Breath Coordination & Seamless Phrasing Workshop



MOLGATO: Appoggio, Breath Coordination & Seamless Phrasing
Saturday, December 9
*For singers and wind players.

Professional Breathers, this one’s for you.
The secret to seemingly seamless breathing is simple: cooperate with your inherent design, and learn to fly with it.

In this workshop we will be soaring into principles of aerodynamics, the recoil of the respiratory mechanism, and dissolving unsophisticated techniques that keep breathing efforted and replace them with extraordinary respiration practices.

Have you ever noticed that when people say “support” they often seem to mean “work hard”? That is nonsense. When you complete this workshop you will truly understand support, how to cultivate the conditions for endless phrasing, and how full-body appoggio actually feels.

It is fully my intention that this workshop will change your life.


Workshop Structure

Part 1

Optimal Coordination: Structure and function of vocal and respiratory mechanisms in the context of the entire body including the 5 diaphragms

Optimal Respiratory Function: Support, Appoggio, and Emergence/ Effortless Sustain

Exercises to establish optimal coordination and access optimal respiration

Part 2

Styles & Applications: Uses of legato in classical, traditional, and contemporary music

Experiments and techniques to elongate exhalation, refine tuning, and extend resonance 

Part 3


– Specific coaching for participants to work even more precisely with repertoire and application

– Open Q&A