Exercise Physiology and Motor Learning Principles in the Studio and the Practice Room
with John Nix
Thursday 10th February 2022 at 7-9pm (UK time)

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

This class will outline key concepts in exercise physiology and motor learning, and provide examples of how these concepts might be applied to training singers and practicing.

Particular attention will be given to several key principles of physical training: overload, specificity, individuality, and reversibility.

Attendees will be given a table which summarizes various types of practice and feedback, details how such practice and feedback might be used in singing training, and current evidence on the strengths and weaknesses of each type for promoting immediate performance versus learning.

Ideas for implementing these principles in organizing a lesson and preparing for a recital will be shared.

About John Nix

John Nix is Professor of Voice and Voice Pedagogy and chair of the voice area at the University of Texas at San Antonio.  His mentors include Barbara Doscher (singing, pedagogy) and Ingo Titze (voice science).  Current and former students have sung with the Santa Fe, Arizona, Chautauqua, St. Louis, Nevada, Omaha, and San Antonio opera companies, and two have served as NATS Intern Program Master Teachers.  In addition to his active voice teaching studio, he performs research in voice pedagogy, literature, and acoustics, having produced 46 published articles and 8 book chapters; he also co-chairs the NATS Voice Science Advisory Committee, and serves on The Journal of Singing’s editorial board.  Mr. Nix is editor and annotator of From Studio to Stage: Repertoire for the Voice (Scarecrow, 2002), vocal music editor for the Oxford Handbook of Music Education (Oxford University Press, 2012), and one of three general editors for the Oxford Handbook of Singing (Oxford University Press, 2019).

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