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Cross-Training In The Voice Studio - Let’s Talk

Thursday 9th February 2023, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (London Time)

This course will explore the use of cross-training and speech-to-singing exercises as a gateway to musical and vocal development.

The workshop will explore:

  • the premise of cross-training as a way to develop a more integrated and resilient vocal instrument
  • cross-training in practice
  • the use of speech as a diagnostic tool in the voice studio
  • the use of speech in vocalizing
  • speech as a bridge to musical and textual expressivity
  • speech levels and speech-to-singing on a continuum

The workshop will also include current students who can share specifics about their growth, challenges, and successes with cross-training.

Norman Spivey

Norman Spivey is professor of voice and voice pedagogy at Penn State. An active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, he has...

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Attend this course for as little as £22 as part of the Voice Professional Training CPD Award Scheme.

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