Vocal Psychotherapy is a new model of music psychotherapy which uses the breath, natural sounds, songs and vocal improvisation.
Vocal Psychotherapy takes place within a client therapist relationship and promotes intrapsychic and interpersonal growth and change.
I believe the voice is the primary instrument and the reasons for this belief will be discussed and illuminated.
This presentation will also describe the genesis of this model and include experiential games and exercises that will further clarify aspects of vocal psychotherapy.
Examples of vocal holding and free associative singing, two of the main methods of this model, will be played and discussed along with adaptations that are possible.
There will be time at the conclusion for Q&A.
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.