Speaking Voice for Singers – Workshop


SFBAC-NATS and Dr. Julia Nielsen present:

imageSpeaking Voice for Singers

Sunday, September 22, 2013 4:00-6:00pm

Kanbar Performing Arts Center

44 Page Street (between Gough and Franklin), San Francisco


Dr. Mark S. Courey, Director of Laryngology, UCSF Voice and Swallowing Center

schneider - headshot 2012Sarah L. Schneider, Director of Clinical Speech Pathology Services, UCSF Voice and Swallowing Center

In this two-hour workshop, designed for classical singers and their teachers, two pre-eminent Bay Area voice specialists will share:

  • Speech habits—both good and bad—that can impact the singing voice
  • Speaking voice exercises that can dramatically improve the singing voice
  • Tools for preventing and coping with common voice complaints, such as vocal fatigue, allergies, and reflux
  • How to perform simple laryngeal massage and why all singers should try it
  • When a singer should seek (or be referred for) medical advice

This workshop is also a Master Class for speaking. Several volunteers will have their speaking voices assessed, and participants will learn specific exercises that might be used during speech training/therapy to bring greater balance to each volunteer’s speaking voice.

Special for SFBAC-NATS Members! For the studio fee of $40, you may bring (or send) unlimited students from your studio to this workshop for no additional cost.

Individual registration is $25. Students with student ID $15.

You will be able to register and pay at the door on the day of the workshop.

Please email Sue Field, SFBAC-NATS Director of Programs, with questions at mezzo54@comcast.net.