Delivered by our very own Sophie Scott, this six-session course provides an overview of qualitative research methods, and it is designed with voice practitioners in mind. It will examine the philosophical background to research; demystifying terms such as Ontology, Epistemology and Axiology. Our view of reality influences the choices we make when designing our research. What we consider to be true reality (ontology) and valuable knowledge (epistemology) shapes the way in which we approach our research. This influences our choice of methods and how we present our data. We view our research through the lens of a paradigm and the philosophical principles behind this enable us to see our research through multiple lenses, from multiple perspectives. This provides depth and exciting possibilities, moving forward. We will examine two methodologies to give depth to the research design before drilling down into the nuts-and-bolts methods. We will also cover the often-neglected component of data presentation and coding.
All sessions will take place between 1:00pm – 2:30pm (UK time)
- 16th November [Philosophical Background to research]
- 21st November [Two Main Methodologies and Research Design]
- 23rd November [Research Methods in Research Design #1What to do focus]
- 30th November [Research Methods in Research Design #2Presenting the data focus]
- 7th December [Ethics and Insider Research]
- 14th December [Critical Reflection & Analysis and Summary]
Full course dates and times:
Thursday 16th November 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (UK time)
Tuesday 21st November 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (UK time)
Thursday 23rd November 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (UK time)
Thursday 30th November 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (UK time)
Thursday 7th December 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (UK time)
Thursday 14th December 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (UK time)
Tuesday 12th December 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
YogaVoice®: Yoga and Systematic Vocal Technique as 21st Century Vocal Pedagogy
YogaVoice® is a unique 21st century synthesis of the eight-limbs of Classical Yoga technology and Systematic Vocal Technique (SVT). The application of these principles to the lives and work of both professional and amateur singers can facilitate self-awareness and artistic empowerment.
Thursday 14th December 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Last Midnight: Coaching Eleventh-Hour Musical Theatre Auditions
In this short course, we’ll explore the art of triage and prioritization as applied to audition preparation with less-than-ideal timeframes.
Tuesday 9th January 2024
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Hyperadduction: A Preventative and Therapeutic Approach to Voice Teaching
Dr John Seesholtz
This workshop is designed to provide voice teachers and professionals with strategies to counter hyperfunctional vocal behaviours (such as constriction and overexertion of the muscles around the larynx) and thus enable ease of vocal fold functioning.