This innovative workshop will be delivered by Voice Scientist, Kerrie Obert.
Dates and Fees
This innovative workshop will be delivered by Voice Scientist, Kerrie Obert. This two-day workshop
will place pedagogical development within the context of research literature and will highlight possible
links between evidence-based research and practice. It is ideal for those with an interest in voice research
and for those with an existing knowledge wishing to gain a deeper contextual understanding of voice research
and its implications for vocal pedagogy.
Please see course details for further information:
How can we take the evidence-based model and how do we relate it to what we do in vocal teaching?
This will consist of a review of the evidence/literature and then a hands-on workshop centred around placement
of the tongue.
This will consist of a review of the literature and then a hands-on workshop centred around pitch change strategies
This will consist of an exploration of existing twang research alongside new research.
It will then be followed by a hands-on practical strategy workshop.
This day is designed to examine the ‘nuts and bolts’ of voice science research. It is ideal for those who would like to read scientific journals with greater confidence and for those who would like to engage in voice science research:
This will consist of a comprehensive examination of the importance of science in establishing an understanding of an artistic endeavour. We will consider the extent to which science can lay claims to validity and how we can engage with scientific reviews in a critical and discerning manner.
We will examine the extent to which voice research is invasive and the strict laws and guidelines surrounding human subjects. Ethical considerations will be examined in depth.
We will examine different types of voice science instrumentation and consider the applications and limitations of each.
We will examine some key pieces of research with a view to gaining a more comprehensive understanding.
Kerrie Obert, is a speech language pathologist in Columbus, Ohio (USA) over 20 years’ experience in the diagnosis and treatment of voice disorders. Ms. Obert is currently on the faculties of both The Ohio State University Department of Otolaryngology and Capital University Music Conservatory. Ms. Obert spent the first 18 years of her career working in the voice disorders clinic at Ohio State where she completed between 15,000 and 20,000 laryngeal examinations. She has transitioned from full-time clinical work to focus on research, teaching and writing. She is the principal executive with Get Vocal Now (Getvocal-now.com), an online forum for science-based webinars and podcasts. She has written or co-authored four books on voice including an anatomy book with Steven R. Chicurel Stein, Geography of the Voice (2004) and a vocal health text, The Owner’s Manual to the Voice, written with co-authors Rachel Gates, DMA., and L. Arick Forrest, MD.
Ms. Obert is currently working on an exercise book for opera, Targeted Exercises for Opera, and expects to release it later in 2018. This combines science lessons with problems and solutions in standard opera repertoire. Ms. Obert’s research interests are currently geared toward understanding the mechanisms of pitch change, ventricular folds, velum, and twang as well as ethnophonetic studies involving Japanese cake sellers. She is involved with research teams in the USA, Greece and Japan with studies involving endoscopic evaluation, acoustic, MRI and airflow. Ms. Obert is certified at the highest level with Estill Voice International and has been very active with the organization since Ms. Estill retired in 2003. She has served on the Estill Advisory Board several times and has chaired or co-chaired two of its symposiums. Ms. Obert co-wrote the current workbooks that are in use on the Estill courses and she conducted and published clinical research with Ms. Estill. Ms. Obert is currently on the Board of Advisors for the Voice & Speech Review Journal.
Cost: £245.00 VAT inclusive. Tea, coffee and a light lunch are supplied on both days.
not included in the price.
Voice Workshop Ltd is
not responsible for these recommendations.
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