Last week we presented a full day workshop at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. Twenty or so voice teachers and students from the Harvard and greater Boston communities joined us to engage in the voice science basics of muscular orientation, breath engagement, oscillation, vocal tract adjustment, and resonant strategies. We also touched on body/mind neuroscience learning practices, and gave a masterclass during which they had a chance to puzzle out some of the new information. It was a remarkable day, full of discovery and breakthroughs. We are grateful to all who came out to share with us.
"I learned more about the science of my voice and the application of effective exercises in one four-hour workshop with Voice Science Works than I thought was even possible! I highly recommend Voice Science Works to any vocalist who wants to improve vocal efficiency and gain invaluable knowledge about their instrument."
"My favorite part of the workshop was getting to learn new vocal exercises that address particular concepts in practice. I also enjoyed learning new language to use with students in lessons to encourage their leadershipd in the stuio and not force a particular method that may not be working for the student."
Vocology is less represented in the choral world than in most other vocal disciplines. When we were offered a chance to speak at ACDA East in Boston, both on a voice science pane and on a presentation about extended techniques in conjunction with See-A-Dot Music, we were delighted. Although many choral directors are less versed in voice science, they are also hungry for the information. Training groups of people to sing is, well, really difficult. Vocology offers clear information that singers can immediately utilize, rely on for measurable results, and can harness for their own needs. It provides answers to many of the choral world's image-heavy instructions that all too often leave singers confused and feeling alone.
Further, choral directors influence more singers that any other group of vocal professionals, so their influence is vast. We found that our presentations at ACDA were met with support, impressive questions, and loads of interest. The choral world is more than ready for a vocology revolution.
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