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Exploring Training Contemporary Commercial Singers
with Dr. Elizabeth Ann Benson
Thursday 21st April 5-7pm (UK Time)

This interactive lecture and question/answer session will center on the research process and findings of the book Training Contemporary Commercial Singers (Compton, 2020).

The author will share insights to the development process and what it was like to collaborate with 26 highly accomplished pedagogues and contributors.

This book is the first to identify and synthesize “trends” within the field of popular singing voice pedagogy, and we will focus on discussing key findings.

Course participants are invited to ask questions and engage in dialogue regarding the research process and results.

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Dr. Elizabeth Ann Benson is recognized as a dynamic scholar, pedagogue, and performer.

Her book, Training Contemporary Commercial Singers is hailed as “a remarkable and long-awaited contribution to the world of voice pedagogy” (Journal of Singing).

She has published research in Voice and Speech Review, Journal of Singing, and American Music Teacher and regularly presents at conferences for The Voice Foundation, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the Music Theatre Educators’ Alliance, and the Association for Popular Music Education.

She is an Associate Professor of Music Theatre Voice at Auburn University (USA), where she teaches applied voice for music theatre majors.

She is the founder and owner of Benson Music Studios, specializing in voice training for musical theatre, popular, and contemporary singers and teachers.

She specializes in vocal function, with stylistic applications spanning from opera to musical theatre to rock. She has trained in numerous methodologies including Somatic Voicework™, the LoVetri Method, Soul Ingredients® Method, Rock the Audition with Sheri Sanders, and Scream with Melissa Cross.

A versatile singer herself, career highlights include opera (Carnegie Hall), musical theatre (Chicago’s Symphony Center), and virtual and live cabaret shows.

Thursday 21st April 5-7pm
(UK time)

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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