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Oberlin Conservatory Presents the 2014 Symposium for Voice Performance and Pedagogy

November 18, 2013
Conservatory Communications Staff

Vocal professionals spanning multiple disciplines will unite on the campus of Oberlin Conservatory for an intensive forum offering opportunities to explore both classical and contemporary commercial music (CCM) voice pedagogies and discuss new discoveries in the study of vocal health. The Symposium for Voice Performance and Pedagogy takes place Friday, January 31, through Sunday, February 2, 2014. Registration is open now on a first-come, first-served basis.

Designed for singers both professional and amateur—as well as coaches, teachers, and others who care for the voice—the symposium will feature the expertise of Oberlin voice faculty and professionals from the Voice Center at Cleveland Clinic, in addition to guest clinician Jeannette LoVetri, director of The Voice Workshop in New York City.

“This is a breakthrough weekend on so many levels,” says LoVetri, a teacher of voice since 1971 who maintains an active singing career in a multitude of styles. She cites the uniqueness of the interdisciplinary exchange that will take place throughout the weekend.

“Oberlin has long been a leader in voice training, and this sets the bar very high for all in the profession, really calling together the important disciplines to keep information flowing in all directions,” LoVetri says.

Symposium presenters will explore commonalities and differences between disciplines through a series of round tables, lectures, and master classes devoted to vocal wellness and hygiene, as well as anatomy and physiology of the vocal instrument. In addition, a live study of the vocal folds will take place through fiberoptic/stroboscopic examinations as singers perform a variety of vocal maneuvers onstage.

“The ‘structure of singing’ is diverse and is always being reexamined in light of new tools and knowledge as given to us through science and research,” says LoVetri.

The cost of the program is $225 ($25 for students). All events take place on the beautiful campus of Oberlin College & Conservatory, 39 West College St., Oberlin OH 44074.

For a complete schedule and registration information, please visit the Voice Symposium website or call 440-775-8044. To ensure your reservation, please register by December 15, 2013.

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