This prestigious online conference is a partnership between the Voice Study Centre, the Singing for Health Network, Royal College of Music, York St John University, University of Limerick and University College London.
This online conference aims to bring together some leaders in Singing for Health research to share their expertise and experiences in line with the theme of ‘insights and innovations’. It will be of interest to students, researchers, healthcare professionals and singing practitioners as well as those interested in Singing for Health research and practice.
This event marks a unique time when Singing for Health has become increasingly popular and more mainstream, especially in light of Covid-19. Initiatives such as the BLF’s Singing for Lung Health programme and Sing to Beat Parkinson’s, along with the Social Prescribing movement highlight the need for research and practice in Singing for Health to be celebrated, shared and discussed.
Dr Stephen Clift (previous Director of the Sidney de Haan Centre at Canterbury Christchurch University and guest Professor at York St John University) will reflect on the developments in Singing for Health research over the past two decades since his flagship study with Grenville Hancox in 2001. Dr Dave Camlin (Royal College of Music and Trinity Laban) will be highlighting some of his innovative approaches to research as a practitioner researcher and Mette Kaasgaard (Aarhus University, Denmark) will present, for the first time, findings from her PhD research on singing for lung health versus pulmonary rehabilitation.
The conference will conclude with a lively panel discussion with the key speakers who will be joined by Dr Hilary Moss (University of Limerick). This will be chaired by Thomas Kador (Senior Lecturer in Creative Health at UCL). Panellists will be sharing their views on the opportunities and challenges faced in Singing for Health research for the future.
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.