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The Tongue as a Gateway to Voice, Resonance, Style, and Intelligibility
with Angelika Nair
Thursday 27th October 2022 5-7pm BST
We’d all agree that the tongue is a crucial part in singing as well as speaking!
Yet, there is no literature that solely addresses that organ and its acoustical influence – in other words, how can I manipulate/ execute it for my purpose and why? What does the tongue actually affect/ influence?
This course finally answers the question which has plagued voice users: how does the tongue affect my singing and how can I manipulate it for my purpose?
By working with ultrasound and imagery derived from ultrasound, Angelika Nair has found a regiment of exercises combined with step-by-step instructions and pedagogical tools that help accelerate the learning of various vocal strategies (physioacoustic) and improve the multitudinous challenges of sensory awareness, flexibility, and control within the tongue.
By providing basic anatomical insight and a visual demonstration of what is happening biomechanically and kinetically, the audience will be guided through demonstrations that are each followed by practices of techniques using exercises that replicate a myriad of challenges found in singing (classical/ non-classical) or speaking (stage/presentation).
Also, for the Q & A, participants are welcome to submit their own examples (as PDF) that they have questions to and/or would like to work on in advance (before/on Oct. 22nd).
Angelika Nair, Ph.D., is a professional singer, Vocologist, voice pedagogue, and owner of Pro Voce LLC, a voice studio providing private vocal instruction and habilitation, in addition to an academic teaching career.
Dr. Nair researches and specializes in the use of voice technology and kinesthesis and pioneered the practical use and implications of ultrasound as both a voice research and biofeedback tool in the voice studio.
Using MRI, Ultrasound and spectrographic techniques, she has conducted groundbreaking research investigating the physiology of the Low Mandible Maneuver (drop of the posterior mandible) and its ramifications for resonance production, as well as the rehabituation of tongue shapes required for all phonemes in high-ranking singers.
Building on these new scientific discoveries, Dr. Nair has developed a regimen of exercises combined with step-by-step instructions and pedagogical tools that help accelerate the learning of various vocal strategies (physioacoustic) and address the multitudinous challenges of sensory awareness, flexibility and control within the tongue.
The critical success of this work has led to her newly released book The Tongue as a Gateway to Voice, Resonance, Style, and Intelligibility (Plural Publishing 2021), publications in peer reviewed journals, 1st Place in the 15th Annual David W. Brewer Award for Best Poster, recipient of the Van Lawrence Award 2020 by the Voice Foundation and NATS as well as presentations worldwide. Dr. Nair teaches voice workshops, master classes, and lectures at music schools, conservatories, and universities both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Nair also maintains an active professional performing career throughout the United States and Europe.
Thursday 27th October 2022 at 5-7pm BST
This course is free for Voice Study Centre's MA/PGCert students and £30 (VAT inclusive) otherwise.
If you would like to book a place on this course, please use the payment form in the 'Book Your Place' tab or email firstname.lastname@example.org