If you are conducting research into vocal production, especially if that research is on the singing voice, the Somatic Voicework course is for you.
The materials are based on research done on Ms. LoVetri, the creator of Somatic Voicework, in 1988 in Stockholm, Sweden, by Dr. Johan Sundberg and the late Dr. Patricia Gramming. This ground-breaking research has become the basis for many other papers, dissertations and reports all over the world since it was published in the Journal of Voice. Ms. LoVetri has participated in research with Ingo Titze, Ph.D., Peak Woo and Jason Surow, MDs, and several of her singing teacher colleagues and has written about vocal function for the Journal of Singing, the house organ of the USA based National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Her course is a requirement in Shenandoah Conservatory’s masters and doctoral programs and has helped to establish healthy vocal function for styles in Contemporary Commercial Music (previously called non-classical) as being viable for scholarly, scientific, and clinical study.
If you do not have the opportunity to become immersed in the world of professional singers, aspiring singers, or vocalists from all over the United States and many foreign countries in one place at one time, this course is for you. You will have the opportunity to observe, participate in and interact with the training methods of Somatic Voicework™ and consider their application in your research on vocal use. If you do not want to become a singer yourself, but would like more information on singers, this course will provide an in-depth exposure to singing in a very short time. The full three day course at Shenandoah is equivalent to three full semesters of college coursework.