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The Evolving Singing Voice: The Senior Years

Thursday 6th October 2022, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (London Time)

This short course draws information from Chapter 6 of Karen’s Book, The Evolving Singing Voice: Changes Across the Life Span – The Senescent Singer.

Vocal changes and their impact on singing sometimes prompt singers in their fifth, sixth, and even seventh decade of life to seek help with their voices.

At this point, a teacher well-equipped with explanations and solutions can be a great help.

Karen has worked with many aging amateur and professional singers one-on-one and within the ensemble setting. She is also an older singer herself.

This course will address the impact of aging factors on “the senescent singer?”

Are there specific exercises that can address changing issues?

What are reasonable healthy expectations for singing?

What causes these changes? What changes in our sensations and why?

At the end of the course, you will have a depth of understanding and many ways to help our beloved senior singers.

Karen Brunssen

Mezzo-soprano, Karen Brunssen is Professor and Co-chair of the Department of Music Performance at Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University. 

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