Summer 2023 Conference: Saturday
Saturday 3 June
Keynote from Anne-Marie Speed: Tongue Training – a practical approach to understanding the role of the tongue in singing
The tongue exerts a surprising and often unwelcome influence on many different aspects of voice production including muscular ease and efficiency, ease of access to the upper range, strength in the lower range range, projection, clarity, vowel equalisation as well as affecting breath pressure and airflow. It is also a significant factor in diagnoses of muscle tension dysphonia.
This short presentation will detail the impact of tongue tension and offer some practical exercises to develop freedom and precision plus guidance in developing the finer muscle control essential to singers in all genres.
Vocal technique – what does this actually mean? Balance and synergy as functionally logical principles of vocal training
Barbara Hoos De Jokisch's lecture will contribute to the discussion “classical singing versus – or plus? – singing in Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM)”, highlighting the unifying factor between the two styles: the genre-neutral core of classical vocal technique.
Solid classical vocal technique is the result of complex synergistic processes. On the basis of the three-function-model, the voice can be understood as a logical system, oriented towards synergy, which happens when we create a balance between two components of a polarity.
This lecture will explain the complexity of voice-training tasks with easily comprehensible presentation charts, directly applicable in the classroom by both teachers of singing and of vocal pedagogy.
Masterclass with Sir Thomas Allen
AOTOS is delighted to welcome honorary president Sir Thomas Allen to give a masterclass focusing on interpretation and performance.
We hope you will join us to continue the day's networking in a relaxed setting. Details to follow.