Nebraska NATS is proud to host Kenneth Bozeman, author of Practical Vocal Acoustics, as our 2016 Spring Workshop clinician. This year’s workshop is being hosted by Peru State College in Peru, NE on April 1, 2016.
|9:00 AM||Session 1: Philosophy behind Practical Vocal Acoustics||TBA|
|10:30 AM||Coffee Break||TBA|
|11:00 AM||Session 2: Practical Vocal Acoustics - Applied||TBA|
|1:15 PM||NE NATS Meeting||TBA|
|2:00 PM||Session 3: Teachers' Masterclass with Kenneth Bozeman||TBA|
|4:00 PM||Coffee Break & Q&A with Mr. Bozeman||TBA|
|5:00 PM||Closing Remarks/Thank Yous||TBA|
Costs for attending the event can be found on our registration page.
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About the Clinician
Mr. Bozeman holds performance degrees from Baylor University and the University of Arizona. He subsequently studied at the State Conservatory of Music in Munich, Germany on a fellowship from Rotary International. He is chair of the voice department and teaches voice and vocal pedagogy. Mr. Bozeman has received both of Lawrence University’s Teaching Awards (Young Teacher Award, 1980; Excellence in Teaching Award, 1996). He was awarded the Van Lawrence Fellowship by the Voice Foundation in 1994 for his interest in voice science and pedagogy and is the chair of the editorial board of the NATS Journal of Singing. His former students have participated in opera internships at Sante Fe, Tanglewood, Seattle Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Central City Opera, and Utah Opera, and have sung with Houston Grand Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Colorado, Washington Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Seattle Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, and Santa Fe Opera.
Mr. Bozeman is a frequent presenter at international voice science conferences (Stockholm, Marseilles, Prague, Zagreb, Las Vegas, San Antonio, Philadelphia) and universities, and written several articles on the topic of acoustic pedagogy, especially as applied to male passaggio training (Choral Journal, Journal of Singing, Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology). Mr. Bozeman presented on the acoustics of male passaggio at the 2012 NATS convention in Orlando, was selected to be a master teacher for the 2013 NATS Intern Program at Vanderbilt University, presented at the 2014 NATS convention in Boston on acoustic vocal pedagogy and for the NATS Winter Workshop in 2015 in West Palm Beach.
About Practical Vocal Acoustics
Voice teachers have been addressing vocal acoustics in some manner for as long as there has been voice instruction. Given the history of excellence in singing, singers, and teachers, the historic empirical approach clearly has had success. However, our scientific knowledge about and understanding of vocal acoustics has grown exponentially in the last sixty to eighty years, and will certainly continue to be refined by the growing number of ongoing collaborations between voice scientists and voice teachers interested in voice science. With sophisticated yet inexpensive sound analysis technology now widely available, more voice teachers are curious about its potential value for the studio, and are seeing the need to understand and be well-informed about the acoustics of vocal registration at the very least, as a means to more efficient pedagogy, but also as an essential element of voice pedagogy courses.
This book represents an attempt to distill from the science of vocal acoustics those factors that are essential for teachers at the beginning of the twenty-first century to understand, that are most likely to be productive for improving our pedagogic efficiency, and to present them in language that is generally accessible. It also aspires to contribute to more productive, mutually respectful and beneficial conversation between the pedagogic and scientific communities.
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