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What Has The Last Two Decades Of Research On Singing And Health Taught Us? A Personal Reflection

Thursday 19th May 2022, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (London Time)

The last twenty years has seen a remarkable growth of research on the possible health and wellbeing benefits of singing.

This course will chart this development, revisiting the early studies at the beginning of the century and charting progress since then towards the conduct of significant randomised controlled trials on singing for people with serious health conditions, including COPD, mental health, Parkinson’s and dementia.

In addition to such quantitative controlled studies consideration will be given to the essential contributions of qualitative research to understanding how singing works.

The course will help students develop the skills needed for critical interpretation of research studies, and the potential translation of their findings into practice.

Professor Stephen Clift

Stephen Clift is Professor Emeritus, Canterbury Christ Church University, and former Director of the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health...

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Comparative Vocal Styles: Classical, Belting, Pop, R&B, Country, Rock & Jazz
Tuesday 5th March 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Comparative Vocal Styles: Classical, Belting, Pop, R&B, Country, Rock & Jazz

Lisa Popeil

In this interactive workshop, participants will have the opportunity to experiment with some of the many elements which comprise different genres, including Classical, Musical Theatre Belting (including its five substyles), Pop, R&B (Soul), Country, Rock and Jazz.

What Every Singing Teacher Should Know About Vocal Health: Fact-finding and Myth-busting (2-part course)
Thursday 7th March 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

What Every Singing Teacher Should Know About Vocal Health: Fact-finding and Myth-busting (2-part course)

Leda Scearce

This workshop will cover a number of topics related to vocal health education, including vocal hygiene, medical factors and the voice, optimising efficiency of the speaking voice, vocal pacing, the singer's role in identification of dysphonia and making appropriate referrals to the vocal health team, and common vocal health myths and how to dispel them.

Queering Vocal Pedagogy: Affirming Trans and Genderqueer Singers
Thursday 14th March 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Queering Vocal Pedagogy: Affirming Trans and Genderqueer Singers

Dr William Sauerland

Rooted in a multi-case research project, this session explores the experiences of transgender and genderqueer singers in private voice instruction. Through the lenses of six singers, including a teenage transgender woman...