'A Football Player Pirouettes: Principles and Application for Cross-Training' With Dr Kari Ragan - Thursday 27th May, 5pm (UK time for 2 hours)

This course will be recorded and sent out to all pre-registered participants to watch in their own time.
Due to licensing laws, we are unable to sell this course retrospectively.

Course Details

In the past decade, the emerging benefits of cross-training voices have provided insight into developing healthy, efficient, and versatile singers.

Cross-training voice athletes refers to building a balanced vocal mechanism regardless of the anticipated performance genre.

For example, Western classical singers engage in “belting” exercises and CCM singers vocalize in registration and resonance strategies necessary for Western classical repertoire.

Singers must train as complete voice athletes for optimal vocal efficiency, and in the twenty-first century be ready to sing in a variety of styles for optimal employment opportunities.

Both opera houses and music theatre companies are programming innovative seasons to keep patrons engaged.

Singers and the teachers that train them must be ready!

This workshop will include a PowerPoint presentation to highlight some physiologic and acoustic differences between variable high-intensity singing genres and a demonstration with singers for studio application insights.

About Dr Kari Ragan

Author, singer, and voice pedagogue Kari Ragan was the 2012 recipient of the coveted Van L. Lawrence Fellowship, which is awarded to candidates who have demonstrated excellence in their profession as singing teachers, and who have shown interest in, and knowledge of, voice science.

Dr. Ragan earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree (2005) in vocal performance from the University of Washington, and both a Master of Music (1991) and Bachelor of Music (1987) in vocal performance from the prestigious Indiana University School of Music. Dr. Ragan was the recipient of the NATS Foundation Pedagogy Award in 2009; The New York Singing Teachers (NYSTA) Association’s Distinguished Voice Professional Certificate in 2010; and the Wicklund Singing Voice Specialist Certificate in 2011.

Her articles are found in leading voice journals including the Journal of Voice and Journal of Singing. Her book “Systematic Approach to Voice: The Art of Studio Application” was released by Plural Publishing in April 2020.

Kari’s primary performing was is in the classical genre, she has additionally specialized in teaching contemporary commercial music (CCM).  Many of her students perform with opera companies throughout the U.S. and regularly perform with music theatre productions, including national Broadway tours.

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