The Developing Voice
with Karen Brunssen
Thursday 2nd September at 5-7pm (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

At every age vocal function is dependent on how the body progressively and constantly changes.

This presentation will outline those changes alongside the consequential expectations for the coordinated effort and interplay of respiration, vibration, and resonance when singing. 

What changes impact expectations at different times during the life span?  Hormones? Breath? Vibration? Resonance?

  1. Youth
  2. Young Adult
  3. Senior Adult
  4. Best practices across the life span

About Karen Brunssen

Karen Brunssen, NATS Immediate-Past President, Professor of Voice and Co-Chair of Music Performance, Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University. She is a frequent vocal clinician, master teacher, panelist, adjudicator and presenter, recently at the 2020 NATS Virtual Conference, 2020 Eurovox, 2019 ACDA Conference, 2017 ICVT, numerous teaching residencies at Cambridge University and the Zürcher-Sing Akadamie, the International Symposium on Singing in Newfoundland, Opera America, Chorus America, Podium2016-Choral Canada, Philippines Choral Directors Association, Camarata virtual presentations in South Korea,  Her spirited presentations, articles, and new book, The Evolving Singing Voice: Changes Across the Lifespan, (Plural Publishing), chronicle changes in respiration, vibration and resonance, and the impact on realistic, age appropriate expectations for vocal development throughout a lifetime of singing.   Karen attended Luther College, and did graduate work at the Yale School of Music and Kent State University. In 2013 she was presented the Weston Noble Award by Luther College. She was awarded the Northwestern University Alumni Association the “Excellence in Teaching Award.” Karen is a Consultant Editor with Plural Publishing.

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