It gives us great pleasure to announce that three alumnae from our MA pathway in Voice Pedagogy were recently featured in the Spring 2023 edition of Communicating Voice, the triannual journal produced by the British Voice Association (BVA).
Vocal coach and singer Emma Jane Sweeney reflects on her Continued Professional Development (CPD) and how her three-year MA course balanced with her work and life logistics while enabling her to learn from and share experiences with leading practitioners, researchers and pedagogues.
Meanwhile, professional popular music singer and singing teacher Jo Sear’s career is profiled as she discusses popular music, her MA studies and the next step on her journey – a PhD at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) in Manchester, which she hopes will help boost the credibility of popular music singing within the profession.
Lastly, voice health specialist and singer Jenna Brown reviews Christopher Goldsack’s book The Simple Science of Singing, which introduces the reader to the fundamental principles of how we produce sound when we sing, simplifying several complex concepts along the way. Chapters include breathing, the larynx, resonance, vibrancy and control.
Congratulations to you all!
Jenna Brown is a mezzo-soprano performing as a soloist in concert and recital, as well as in choirs. She teaches singers of all ages 1:1 and in groups, working as teacher, vocal coach and conductor.