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 will focus on the complexities of research in studying the larynx and supralaryngeal structures. The day will begin with a review of instrumentation used to evaluate the voice and then continue into practical applications for the singer and voice teacher.
An overview of MRI and endoscopy- looking at the limitations of these instruments, historical applications and how to interpret the research findings in the context of singing voice applications.
The role of the soft palate including a detailed anatomical discussion with research videos and MRI results. This discussion will include sensory information, training and application techniques.
It is well know that the false vocal folds play a role in laryngeal constriction. How they contract and release is still not agreed upon. Ms Obert will share some research on the false vocal folds including a detailed scientific literature review and her own research. The session will include practical applications for mapping what might be the “open throat” sensation that is so associated with traditional voice training.
Masterclass – Putting it altogether
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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