This year’s Choice For Voice conference, hosted by the BVA, will see 8 Voice Study Centre Alumni presentations:
- Building resilience through voice and singing for children and young people with adverse childhood experiences – Emily Foulkes
- Attitudes to singing in adolescent males – Linnea Markgren
- Can a student’s learning be optimised by a teaching approach that is less directive, encouraging self-efficacy? – Jenny F Morgan
- An investigation into the impact of ear canal occlusion upon pitch accuracy and volume perception within singing – Carrie Birmingham
- An exploration into the viability of holistic singing for pain management – Emily Foulkes
- An investigation into raising proprioceptive awareness in community singers with Parkinson’s through Laban-based movement warmups integrated into vocal sessions – Elizabeth Drwal (Stuttard)
- Facilitating the full voice: Exploring ‘first access’ to the upper vocal registers of untrained, male CCM singers aged 16 – 19 – Joanna Sear
- Does good vocal health matter? An investigation into vocal health habits of adult amateur singers and their therapeutic journeys for voice disorders – Jo Levett
As well as 4 Posters:
- Understanding Alexander technique: Corroborating the method for use in the vocal studio – Emma J. Sweeny
- Creating of an accessible toolkit for teachers and dyslexic students to aid in teaching dyslexic students how to read music with an aim to assisting them to pass music exams – Deborah E. Aloba
- An investigation into the impact of accent method breathing training on the choral singer – Suzanne Chadwick
- Emotional intent and its impact on the singing voice – Beccy Hurrell
We’d like to wish everyone involved a huge congratulations and best of luck!
Carrie is a hearing-impaired singer/songwriter and vocal specialist from Preston (Lancashire), who moved to Liverpool in 2005. Whilst growing up in Preston she started to train in performing arts from a very young age.