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Motor Theory of Articulation: Optimising Efficiency in Diction And Language

Thursday 13th January 2022, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (London Time)

This short course will view our articulator mechanism from the top-down.

A deeper understanding of how the brain executes a complex, coordinated task like speech and singing, will enable singers and teachers to design more targeted approaches with greater efficiency.

Recent research in neuroscience, using bold in vivo approaches to dissect how the tongue, lips, and jaw are coordinated in the brain, reveal a dynamic relationship between timing, location, and order.

We will also revisit some historical ideas from linguistics which complement the newer data and further refine our understanding of singing.

In addition to the science, practical pedagogical applications will be explored that open the door to simplicity in our view of these processes.

Heidi Moss

Heidi Moss, is a Bay Area performer, educator, and scientist. Noted for her “rich and radiant soprano” (Edward Oriz, Sacramento Bee) has performed on national and international stages...

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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.

“The Chandler Curriculum for Training Pop Singers” – a deeper dive
Thursday 25th July 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

“The Chandler Curriculum for Training Pop Singers” – a deeper dive

Kim Chandler

Adhering to the curriculum, key areas explored in this session will include posture, breathing & support, tone & registration, diction, rhythm, vibrato, pitch, harmony, range, agility, musicianship, interpretation, performance, amplification & technology and vocal health as they apply specifically to the CCM singer.

That’s What He Said: Gender Inequity in Sound Perception Research
Tuesday 30th July 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

That’s What He Said: Gender Inequity in Sound Perception Research

Kristen Murdaugh

This course will detail the historical roots of gender inequity and bias in sound perception research, contrast that against present day research methods, and explore cutting-edge research that highlights the many roles that gender may play in sound perception, as well as in singing, and why those roles may impact research outcomes.

Habilitation for the Aging Avocational Singer
Tuesday 6th August 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Habilitation for the Aging Avocational Singer

Dann Mitton

Join us to enhance your skills as a voice teacher and make a meaningful impact on the lives of aging singers. Equip yourself with the expertise to support their vocal journey and ensure they continue to enjoy singing with confidence and joy.