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From Stage to Sage Research Hub

Thursday 4th November 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (London Time)

We are opening our doors again with our Research Hub where you can listen to an inspiring talk by Dr. Motje Wolf and discuss your research ideas. If you are new to research, you can learn about some core concepts and envisage ways to engage and contribute to the community of practice.

We have created Special Interest Groups to enable you to share ideas and resources. We have scheduled the first one on November 4th, 2 -4pm, and would like to undertake a poll to see who can attend. Please see the outline below:

Research Hub meeting

4 November 2021 2-4pm

2:00 pm Welcome from Debbie and Motje

2:10 pm Talk by Motje:  Embracing community – sharing research where it belongs

Research never happens in isolation. Researching is about connecting to people – especially fellow researchers to build communities of research. MA students are researchers in training and belong to this group as much as long-standing researchers. In this talk, I will pick up on the ideas of Lave and Wenger to introduce our research hub as a community of practice. Drawing on Mayer and Land’s Threshold concepts and Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development, I will highlight the ideas behind the need for this community. As researchers we are custodians of knowledge. In that function, we need to know what to keep, how to ensure quality but also for whom this knowledge is curated. In short, how do we make use of the research that has been developed in the Voice Study Centre over the last years? I will introduce different publishing models to see where each of us can contribute to research in its wider scale, no matter at which level you are in your course.

2:30 Discussion

2:55 Break

3:00 Breakout rooms

  1. Vocal Health – Kate Cubley
  2. Singing For Health – Emily Foulkes
  3. Performance Anxiety and Coaching – Teresa Shaw
  4. Vocal Pedagogy – Motje Wolf
  5. Getting Started in Research – Debbie Winter

3:50 Group Feedback

Debbie Winter

Debbie Winter (LLB Hons, MA) lectured in Law and sang professionally on the jazz scene before deciding to change careers and become a vocal coach. She noticed a...

Dr Motje Wolf

Dr Motje Wolf was awarded a PhD in Music Education from De Montfort University Leicester (UK) and an MA from the University of Leipzig (Germany) in Musicology and Dramatics. Her research focuses on vocal pedagogy, epistemology and pedagogic knowledge exchange.

Teresa Shaw

Teresa has focused on the voice throughout her career. She completed her undergraduate degree in music at Manchester University, her Advanced Diploma in vocal...

Emily Foulkes

Emily gained a Distinction in her Master’s in Voice Pedagogy, specialising in Singing for Mental Health, Pain Management, and Trauma-Informed Practice...

Kate Cubley

Kate Cubley (BA (Hons), MA) is an advanced level Voice Coach, Singing Teacher, singer and researcher working predominantly from her private studio in Cheshire...

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We have plenty of upcoming short courses coming soon. See details of some of them below or look at the full list of short courses.

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Monday 4th December 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Compassion Focused Training (CFT) for Singers, Singing Teachers and Other Music Professionals (2-week course)

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In this two-part course, you will learn about the theoretical underpinnings of Gilbert’s CFT model and Neff & Germer’s model of self-compassion. You’ll also learn about the three emotion regulation systems, and specifically how to increase activity in the Soothing & Contentment system, which is known to create feelings of safeness within oneself & with others, when activated. Specifically, you’ll learn compassion-enhancing strategies to help manage common sources of stress for musicians.

Developing Inclusive Praxis & Safe Spaces for Global Majority Vocal Students
Tuesday 5th December 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
(London Time)

Developing Inclusive Praxis & Safe Spaces for Global Majority Vocal Students

Natasha Hendry

This workshop considers what it means to provide a safe learning space for all students; engages in self-reflection and wider reflection; challenges, where necessary, some of the frameworks and systems that dominate vocal theory and praxis; and seeks to make visible some of the many issues Global Majority students and teachers face that remain largely invisible in mainstream vocal rhetoric.

Vocal Warm-ups For Children; why, how, what?
Thursday 7th December 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Vocal Warm-ups For Children; why, how, what?

Olivia Sparkhall

This talk will cover both the importance of vocal warm-ups for children and the best approaches for different ages. We will look at working one-to-one as well as great ways to engage classrooms of children and choirs.