The ECU Vocal Pedagogy Workshop is a two-day clinic for singers, voice teachers, and high school, church, and university choral directors. It offers the aspiring voice professional practical ways to employ recent scientific discoveries to teaching and singing.
Some of the topics covered during the clinic include the following:
- Breathing and support: Natural function based on correct anatomical accuracy
- Vocal registers and how to determine your voice type
- Acoustics and the vocal sound
- Formant teaching and the singer’s formant
- Intelligibility and vowel modification
- How males and females approach singing differently
- Spectrographic analysis of a beautiful tone: Is beauty quantifiable?
- Vocal health and how to maintain it
- History and singing: Four hundred years of vocal understanding and great singing
- Singing together
There will be help given to those who teach in the voice studio environment, with information on how to structure and teach voice lessons in the most effective ways.
The issues of ensemble singing will be addressed, including how to have singers who stay healthy and sing in a healthy manner.