This is a photo of Normal Spivey, who will be hosting a vocal pedagogy-based online course for the Voice Study Centre.

Cross-Training in the Voice Studio - Let’s Talk

with Norman Spivey
Thursday 9th February 2023 5-7pm GMT

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.

This course will explore the use of cross-training and speech-to-singing exercises as a gateway to musical and vocal development.

The workshop will explore:

  • the premise of cross-training as a way to develop a more integrated and resilient vocal instrument
  • cross-training in practice
  • the use of speech as a diagnostic tool in the voice studio
  • the use of speech in vocalizing
  • speech as a bridge to musical and textual expressivity
  • speech levels and speech-to-singing on a continuum

The workshop will also include current students who can share specifics about their growth, challenges, and successes with cross-training.

If you would like a certificate of attendance for this event, please send us an email.

Attend this course for as little as £22.00.

Norman Spivey is professor of voice and voice pedagogy at Penn State.

An active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, he has served at every level, from chapter officer to national president.

He participated in the NATS Intern Program as intern, local coordinator, master teacher, and national director, and his writings on teacher development and musical theatre singing have appeared in the Journal of Singing.

He was awarded the 2003 Van L. Lawrence Fellowship by NATS and The Voice Foundation, and the 2012 Penn State College of Arts and Architecture Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching.

With longtime collaborator Mary Saunders Barton, he co-wrote Cross-Training in the Voice Studio: A Balancing Act (Plural Publishing 2018).

In 2011 he was invited to join the distinguished American Academy of Teachers of Singing.

Thursday 9th February 2023 5-7pm GMT

This course is free for Voice Study Centre's MA/PGCert students and £30 (VAT inclusive) otherwise.

If you would like to book a place on this course, please use the payment form in the 'Book Your Place' tab or email

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