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Defining Terms and Learning to Essay

Sophie Scott
Friday 22nd September 2023

Language and its use are ever evolving. The spoken word shapes meaning through vocal prosody in addition to word choice, order, and context. The spoken word, also, frequently has an interlocutor with whom immediate or swift repair can be made if misunderstandings occur. The written word doesn’t have access to the same support. It’s a different medium, requiring different care.

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Course Reviews

Course Review: Reconsidering Traditional Tactics: Respiration, Placement, SOVTEs, and the Master-Apprentice Model with Brian Manternach

Voice Study Centre
Wednesday 20th September 2023

Associate professor, research associate and private voice teacher Brian Manternach split his two-hour course into four different areas of focus and aimed to offer new perspectives on some traditional techniques.

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Student & Alumni News

MA Voice Pedagogy student Samyukta Ranganathan to be published in Australian Voice

Voice Study Centre
Monday 18th September 2023

We are very proud of current MA Voice Pedagogy student Samyukta Ranganathan, who will be published in Australian Voice – the official journal of the Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing (ANATS) – later this year.

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Student & Alumni News

MA Voice Pedagogy alumnus features on Be A Singing Teacher (BAST) podcast

Voice Study Centre
Saturday 16th September 2023

Vocal coach, arranger, producer, artist and MA Voice Pedagogy alumnus Jono McNeil has recently featured on an episode of ‘Singing Teachers Talk’, the weekly podcast hosted by Be A Singing Teacher (BAST) Training!

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Course Reviews

Course Review: Vocal Fry and its Application to Singing Voice Training with John Nix

Voice Study Centre
Friday 15th September 2023

What is 'vocal fry'? University of Texas Professor of Voice and Voice Pedagogy John Nix began his two-hour short course by answering this very question. It is perceptually defined as the lowest vocal register for males and females, with a frequency of below 70 Hz (Keidar, 1983).

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Study Tips and Guides

Study Tip: Don't Be So Hard On Yourself

Voice Study Centre
Thursday 14th September 2023

Students often find themselves under immense pressure to excel academically, socially, and personally. This pressure can sometimes lead to students being overly critical of themselves and losing sight of the joy that should accompany the pursuit of knowledge. If you feel like you have lost your mojo a little, here are some tips:

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Student & Alumni News

MA Voice Pedagogy student and alumni to present at the BVA’s ‘Beyond the Boundaries for the Amplified Vocalist’ event

Voice Study Centre
Sunday 10th September 2023

Current student Abi Simpson and alumni Nicole Gill and Jamie Read have each been chosen to present at the British Voice Association's event in October 2023!

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Student & Alumni News

MA Voice Pedagogy alumna to be published in AmSAT Journal

Voice Study Centre
Saturday 9th September 2023

Michele’s article – ‘Whispered Vowels for Singers: A Discussion and Exploration’ – examines current research in conjunction with multiple pedagogical perspectives to explore the ‘whispered “ah”’ (a traditional Alexander Technique procedure) from a singer-centric perspective.

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Director & Team News

VSC Senior Lecturer Sophie Scott published on Psyche website

Voice Study Centre
Monday 4th September 2023

Our very own Senior Lecturer Sophie Scott has had her ‘How to find your voice’ Guide published on the digital magazine website Psyche!

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