'An Overview of Voice Science' with Dr Jenevora Williams - 3 Days, starting 29th October, 2019
This course forms part of our PGCert/MA Professional Practice (Voice Pedagogy) and is designed to give an overview of voice science and how it relates to vocal pedagogy. It is ideal for those seeking to gain a firmer grasp of the vocal mechanism and how this relates to voice pedagogy. The content of the course is as follows:
- Evolution and Singing
- Anatomy Overview
- Nerves and Mirror Neurons
- Posture and Alignment
- Introduction to the Vocal Tract
- The Tongue
- Vocal Registers and Vibrato
- Vocal Health
Dr Jenevora Williams is a passionate pedagogue and a leading exponent in the field of vocal health and singing teaching. She was the first singing teacher to be awarded a PhD in voice science in the UK and won the 2010 BVA Van Lawrence Prize for her outstanding contribution to voice research. Her book and DVD Teaching Singing to Children and Young Adults has sold several thousand copies worldwide.
As voice science is a relatively young discipline, she has engaged in pioneering work at a grass roots level through the delivery of innovative lectures on Vocal Health, Performance Anxiety, Vocal Pedagogy, Teaching Young Singers, Voice Acoustics, and Teaching Studio Communication Style. She has worked for bodies such as the British Voice Association, British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) and the Association of Teachers of Singing.
She also wrote the first Vocal Pedagogy syllabus for a university-accredited MA. Some of her teaching work is in vocal rehabilitation; she offers guidance for singers who may have challenges with vocal health or technique. Jenevora’s PhD research looked into the vocal health of intensively trained child singers.
Course Venue - The Gattinetts
East Bergholt is a picturesque village in the heart of Constable Country. Complete with several village pubs, a shop, tea room and bakery, East Bergholt is an ideal retreat for teacher training events. The Gattinetts was the first disused farm sheds to be converted into a thriving business centre with a quaint, artistic feel. It is accessible by car with free onsite parking, the nearest station is Manningtree Station with Colchester North Station just a 20 minute taxi journey away.
4CD – The Training Suite – Office 2
Dates, Fees & Accommodation
29th October (1pm to 6.30pm)
30th and 31st October (all day)
£195 (VAT inclusive)
Each day includes refreshments. Lunch is also provided on 30th and 31st October.
Accommodation is not included in the price. Voice Workshop Ltd is not responsible for these recommendations.
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