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Emotion Performance Pedagogy: Developing A Practical Pathway Of Emotion Access And Regulation For Performers

Thursday 31st March 2022, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (London Time)

Articulating the need for practical emotion education for performers: using consent-based, trauma-informed, culturally competent pedagogy to develop sustainable rehearsal and performance practices

Defining emotion: theories of emotion, delineating affect, emotion categories, and emotion concepts

Making emotion training accessible: perception and neurodiversity

Teaching emotional access and regulation through somatic attention: exteroception, proprioception, and interoception

Current methods and techniques for the emotional education of performers: assessing the pros and cons of each method and technique

Practical exploration: A suggested work-flow for emotion performance pedagogy.

Matthew Ellenwood

Matthew Ellenwood holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and a Masters of Music degree in vocal performance and pedagogy...

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Honing the Heart-Brain Connection to Enhance Energy and Optimise Performance
Thursday 18th April 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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The HeartMath® system includes a unique form of biofeedback that focuses on the heart-brain connection through heart rhythm coherence. It has been extensively researched and adopted by over 10,000 health professionals, hospitals, and organisations. This course will adapt these techniques for singers, enabling you to reach a high-performance state and maintain your overall health, allowing for greater creative potential and optimal performance.

The Voice in Neurodiversity Affirmative Music Therapy with Autistic People
Tuesday 23rd April 2024
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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The Voice in Neurodiversity Affirmative Music Therapy with Autistic People

Hilary Davies

This lecture, delivered from a lived experience perspective, will begin with an explanation of the key concepts around neurodiversity, the neurodiversity paradigm, and some neurodiversity-informed theories within autism research, including a brief exploration of autistic communication and culture.

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Thursday 25th April 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
(London Time)

Queering Country Music: Conceptualising LGBTQIA+ Voices in a Contested Genre

James Barker

This course considers the way songs by LGBTQIA+ artists navigate country music aesthetics and definitions of genre, looking at the voice as a medium for articulating and reworking ideas of authenticity and genre identity. The presentation explores particular songs in depth...