Practical Pedagogy: The Singer’s Voice and How to Use It

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  • Saturday, April 9, 2016, 10:00am – 3:00pm, MUN School of Music Choral Room (NOTE change in date)
  • Clinicians – Dr. Caroline Schiller, Dr. Jane Leibel, Jennifer Beynon-Martinec
  • Project Leads: Dr. Caroline Schiller, Dr. Jane Leibel
  • Contact: Caroline Schiller:  Jane Leibel:
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The Vocal Pedagogy Workshop includes a dynamic, full-day professional development seminar for choral conductors with a clear focus on the health, physiology, and efficient use of the vocal instrument. Community choral conductors, church choir conductors, and music educators will work with professors of voice from the School of Music at MUN, Dr. Jane Leibel and Dr. Caroline Schiller, on the anatomical and physiological basics of singing; resonance balancing; singing and the aging voice; and the physical health of the vocal mechanism. These pedagogical topics will be explored in the context of two performance workshops, one with a focus on children’s voices and one designed for the adult chorister. Also offered will be a special topics session on working specifically with boy’s changing voices, presented by guest clinician and conductor, Jennifer Beynon-Martinec.

Workshop topics will include:

  •     Bodies and breath
  •     The boy’s changing voice
  •     Is it hot in here or is it just me? Changing technique and the “mature” voice

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