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Mix (Voce Chiusa, Close Timbre): What It Is And Effective Ways To Induce It
with Ken Bozeman
Thursday 16th June 2022 at 5-7pm BST

Close timbre or voce chiusa is equivalent to what is referred to in CCM styles as mix.

These terms all refer to the acoustic register in which the sung pitch is less than one octave below the first resonance of the vowel being sung.

Vowels have about an octave of close timbre before arriving in whoop timbre, the point at which the sung pitch matches the first resonance of the vowel being sung.

Mastering mix or close timbre is essential to the smooth negotiation of range.

The cause, sounds (auditory targets) and sensations (somatosense) of mix or voce chiusa will be described, and effective strategies offered for its training, independent of genre.

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Kenneth Bozeman, BM, MM, Professor Emeritus of Music, taught at Lawrence University for 42 years where he chaired the voice department and from which he received two awards for excellence in teaching. He holds performance degrees from Baylor University and the University of Arizona, and studied at the Conservatory of Music in Munich. He was awarded the Van Lawrence Fellowship by the Voice Foundation in 1994, is the chair of the editorial board of the Journal of Singing, and was inducted into the American Academy of Teachers of Singing in 2019. His writings on acoustic voice pedagogy include the books, Practical Vocal Acoustics: 

Pedagogic Applications for Teachers and Singers, and Kinesthetic Voice Pedagogy: Motivating Acoustic Efficiency, now in a second edition. Bozeman’s students have sung with Houston Grand, Boston Lyric, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Dresden Opera, San Francisco, New York City, the Metropolitan, Chicago Lyric, and Santa Fe Opera.

Thursday 16th June 2022 at 5-7pm BST

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

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