Training The Vocal Athlete: Strategies For Efficient Belting
with Marci Daniels Rosenberg & Wendy LeBorgne
Thursday 9th 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.
Healthy, sustainable belting results from a singer’s ability to efficiently and effectively use their instrument for maximum output with minimal cost to the larynx.
Given the varied demands placed on CCM performers, the vocal athlete must navigate multiple levels of fitness ranging from general physical fitness to a high level of vocal fitness in order to meet industry demands and performance expectations in a competitive arena.
While there are multiple CCM vocal styles, all require a strong, stable vocal mechanism that is balanced and efficient.
Using interactive models with participants and evidence-based exercises, this workshop will address the needs of this specialized population including strategies to maximize strength and coordination, as well as specialized exercises to facilitate healthy belting and balanced voice production.
About Wendy & Marci
Marci Daniels Rosenberg, BM, MS CCC–SLP – Marci is a singer, speech pathologist and clinical singing voice specialist. She has worked clinically for almost 20 years at The University of Michigan, Vocal Health Center specializing in rehabilitation of injured voices. Additionally, she serves as the on-site vocal health consultant to the Department of Musical Theatre at University of Michigan. Marci teaches workshops and lectures nationally and internationally on vocal health and wellness, managing vocal injuries in the vocal athlete, and application of kinesiology principals to voice therapy and singing voice rehabilitation. She is co-author of The Vocal Athlete, and The Vocal Athlete- Application and technique for the hybrid singer, currently in its second edition. She has research publications and is also a featured author in several voice pedagogy books. Marci recently launched Training the Vocal Athlete, an online series of workshops on numerous aspects of voice training and vocal health. She is guest faculty at The New CCM Summer Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah and served as Vice President for the Pan-American Vocology Association. Marci continues to be very active with PAVA. She maintains a private voice studio and consulting practice. As Marci specializes in multiple vocal styles, her clients have ranged from the Broadway stage to the Metropolitan Opera and everything in between. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, marci-rosenberg.com.
Dr. Wendy LeBorgne is a sought-after voice pathologist, speaker, author, and master-class clinician regarding vocal wellness and vocal athletes. Original peer-reviewed research has been published in multiple international journals and numerous voice textbooks. She presents nationally and internationally on the elite professional voice and is co-author of the best-selling book, The Vocal Athlete. In an effort to best meet the needs of her patients and clients, after a 24-year career serving as a voice pathologist and clinical director, she recently founded her own private practice voice center based in Cincinnati, Ohio (ProVoice Consultants, LLC) where she evaluates, treats, and maximizes vocal athletes with high-impact voice and communication demands. Her patients and private clients currently can be seen and heard on television, podcasts, film, cruise ships, Broadway, Off-Broadway, national tours, commercial music tours, and opera stages around the world.