Course Review: The Diaphragm in Voice: A Touch-Based Approach with Walt Fritz
Jody SparrowFriday 7th July 2023
Physical therapist and MA Voice Pedagogy student Walt Fritz’s two-hour short course explored the effectiveness of manual therapy in treating diaphragm-related issues as well as strategies for improving awareness and strength.Read More...
Course Review: Singing as Pregnancy and Postpartum Exercise with Hayley Williams
Jody SparrowThursday 6th July 2023
Hayley Williams’ pregnancy and postpartum lecture sought to create a singing method to educate and rehabilitate pregnant and postpartum women.Read More...
Course Review: Training the Passaggi of Classical Genre Voices with Ken Bozeman
Jody SparrowFriday 30th June 2023
Ken Bozeman’s classical passaggi short course began by discussing acoustic and laryngeal vocal registers and the two primary register transition zones (passaggi) – lower and higher – with a focus on the lower passaggio.Read More...
Course Review: New Directions in Singing for Health Research and Practice with Professor Stephen Clift
Jody SparrowFriday 23rd June 2023
This insightful lunchtime lecture from Professor Stephen Clift discussed the intrinsic wellbeing value of music and singing while delving into recent research trends and randomised controlled trials relating to the subject at hand.Read More...
Course Review: Prosody as a Process of Meaning Making with Rein Ove Sikveland
Jody SparrowFriday 16th June 2023
So, what is prosody? What are its features and why should they be studies? Who does it affect? Conversation analyst Rein Ove Sikveland’s ‘Prosody as a Process of Meaning Making’ lecture on Thursday 15th June 2023 provided an expert’s answer to all these questions and more.Read More...