Excitement continues to build for the second year of the LoVetri Institute for Somatic Voicework™ at Baldwin Wallace University in July in Berea, Ohio. Participants are arriving from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Spain, the United Kingdom and all over the USA. Many people are also returning to review the course because the information is always presented in a new way, and new things arise as participants ask questions.
The LoVetri Institute in residence at
Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music
July 21 – 29, 2018
July 21 – 23: Level I
July 24 – 26: Level II
July 27 – 29: Level III
Where else can you find an organized and respected method for teaching singing backed up by Jeanie LoVetri’s 47 years of experience and by outside experts in multiple vocal disciplines for a very low price? The original Vocal Pedagogy Training for Contemporary Commercial Music, Somatic Voicework™, in its newly revised and expanded form, was a tremendous hit last summer. The course has garnered rave reviews from singing teachers since 2002. The interest in learning a codified, vetted method to address CCM styles has always been very strong and continues to grow. Many classical singing teachers find the functional approach to teaching greatly helpful to their own work and compatible with what they do. It isn’t necessary to “re-do” your own classical singing to learn how to effectively approach CCM styles. Jazz vocalists report that it helps them with pitch accuracy, freedom, phrasing and vocal stamina. Music theater singers find it explains in a simple manner how to switch styles and choral music educators are able to get their choirs to sing in a unified blend in just minutes.
For those who have completed all three Levels prior to 2018, our special guest is Dr. Claudio Milstein of the Cleveland Clinic, who will be presenting an Intensive on Vocal Health during Level III. The course is designed for singing teachers and is only for graduates of Somatic Voicework™ Level Three prior to 2018. (more details later in the newsletter)
Somatic (meaning “of the body”) experts Suzan Postel of Los Angeles and Peter Shor from West Virginia have dozens of years of expertise behind them and are recognized experts in their own right, will be offering valuable information about being in touch with our bodies in unique ways. Insight into our own posture, movement, sensation and coordination and the consequent heightened awareness it provides, is deeply rooted in Somatic Voicework™. Jeanie LoVetri is delighted to bring these two bodywork experts to the course.
Other guest experts include Dr. H. Steven Sims, laryngologist from the Chicago Institute for Voice Care and his colleague, Speech Language Pathologist and speaking voice expert, Jan Potter Reed, who will both be providing voice medicine and vocal hygiene information for professional voice users. (Speech Language Pathologists can get CEU credit for attending the courses.) Music Director Tom Murray of Anastasia on Broadway, is taking a day off from the show, to give a mock audition to course participants. Dr. Trineice Robinson-Martin will be giving a lecture and master class in gospel and R&B using her “Soul Ingredients®”. Senior Faculty, Michelle Rosen, will be offering ideas to teachers who seek to prepare their students for college auditions. Jeff Costello is available for those who are interested to learn more about electronic equipment for the studio and in performance. We will have our usual recitals of faculty and students; a fun video night with popcorn, looking at “unusual” singers; and a lab to try out techniques after they are presented. In between, we have lots of tasty snacks in our breaks; we laugh a lot throughout the course hours; and we meet wonderful like-minded teachers of singing and singers who are serious about voice in all aspects. Betsy Fiedler, Assistant Faculty, will share some of her experiences as a church musician and private teacher. Davin Youngs, Amanda Chmela, Leischen Moore and Benjamin Czarnota bring in the perspective of the next generation with many combined years of classical and CCM experience as singers and teachers.
Think of the hours of life experience these experts are bringing to the three levels! If you could work with any of them individually for the same number of hours, you would see why it makes great sense to come to Ohio and join us for the best summer Institute ever, because what you get for the amount of registration is the best deal in town.
If you are a serious singing teacher, choral conductor, music educator, singer/songwriter, voice expert or speech pathologist who desires elite information, harnessed to voice science and medicine and grounded in real-world experience, in an atmosphere of enjoyment and sharing, The LoVetri Institute for Somatic Voicework™ in residence at Baldwin Wallace will more than meet your needs. We encourage you to join the 2,200 people who have gone through this program worldwide.
There is still time to join us, but there are only a few slots open so please hurry to register. Click here for the link.