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Perceptual-Motor Learning In Voice Training

Thursday 28th July 2022, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (London Time)

This course will provide an introduction to fundamental theoretical and empirical issues in perceptual-motor learning with specific applications to voice training.

The review covers the past 50 years of essential work in the motor learning domain, much of it garnered in sports psychology, and  now emerging as a critical framework for the way we approach voice training and therapy.

A fundamental distinction that will be used to organize this body of literature has to do with a distinction between declarative and procedural learning and the cognitive mechanisms involved in each.

New research will be presented from my lab that challenges one of the assumptions in the existing body, and that has to do with the conclusion that an external, outcomes-oriented focus of attention facilitates learning in the motor domain over an internal, biomechanical focus.

Dr Kittie Verdolini Abbott

Katherine Verdolini Abbott, PhD, CCC-SLP, Mdiv, is Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Linguistics and Cognitive Science at the University...

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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

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Thursday 27th June 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Vocal Intonation Therapy®: the singing-inspired voice therapy technique demystified!

Dr Charlene Santoni

Vocal Intonation Therapy (VIT)® is a singing-inspired voice therapy technique that combines logic from the fields of speech-language pathology, music therapy, and singing voice pedagogy. This presentation will provide a working understanding of VIT®, highlighting relevant research that supports its basic translational procedures, its logic components, and its clinical application.

The Dog’s Meow: The Countertenor Voice in the 21st Century
Tuesday 2nd July 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

The Dog’s Meow: The Countertenor Voice in the 21st Century

Dr. Lawrence Zazzo

Dr. Lawrence Zazzo will give an overview on the reception of the countertenor voice, reflecting on early modern views on the erotics of the castrato and contextualising the modern reception of countertenor performances of both Baroque and new music.