Posts Tagged ‘Professional Voice Users’

Study Days from the British Voice Association

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

The BVA has a number of courses coming up through September to November.

For full information on the following events take a look here: http://www.britishvoiceassociation.org.uk/events.htm

Rock and pop day - flyer
Voice and the Brain

Rock and Pop Day

Voice Science for Choirs: cutting edge thinking for choral conductors

Weak, Wobbly or Working?

Voice Clinics Forum

BVA Study Day – How the Breath Inspires

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Experts including Alan Watson (The Biology of Musical Performance), Jeannette Nelson (Head of Voice, National Theatre) and Ed Blake (specialist physiotherapist) investigate the physiology of breathing. How does the mechanism of breathing relate to speech and singing?

How the Breath Inspires – the next British Voice Association Study Day, on Sunday 23rd September 2012, covers anatomy, physiology and function, and practical applications for voice, both spoken and sung. Workshop sessions explore links between breathing and voice.

Full programme and booking form here.

Musical Athletes

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

This Weekend, 7th/8th July, the Cheltenham Music Festival plays host to Musical Athletes, a series of talks on the musical body – how it works, how it sometimes doesn’t work, and how it can be fixed. Organised jointly by BAPAM and the Cheltenham Festivals Laboratory, the event takes a look at the musculoskeletal demands on musicians’ bodies, voice production, injuries and breathing techniques, as well as complementary therapies including Alexander Technique and Mindfulness.

Aaron Williamon, Professor of Performance Science at the Royal College of Music, will be analysing the physiological effects of performance on concert pianist, Melvyn Tan, by measuring his heart rate, breathing, skin temperature and posture during his solo recital on Sunday morning. You can read more about Professor Williamon’s project in this Guardian piece by Tom Service (4th July, 2012).

BVA Study Day – From Pathology to Performance

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

News about the next British Voice Association Study Day:

From Pathology to Performance

Sunday 1st July, 2012 9.30am – 5.00pm

Baden Powell House, Conference Centre, 65-67 Queens Gate, London SW7 5JS

This study day is suitable for Speech Therapists, Singing/Voice Teachers and ENT Surgeons who work with injured performers. It will also be of interest to singers. The day will focus on the challenges injured performers present for their teachers and voice clinic teams and the possible treatments approaches they may need to help them return to successful performance.

Speakers include:

Tony Aymat – Consultant Otolaryngologist
Rehab Awad –
Voice Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Dane Chalfin
– Vocal Rehabilitation Coach
Melanie Mehta
– Voice Teacher (Spoken Voice) and Voice Specialist, Speech and Language Therapist
Linda Hutchison
– Singing Teacher and Vocal Rehabilitation Coach, Lewisham & Medway Voice Clinics

Click here for Applications and Booking

I See a Voice

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Practical Acoustics for Speech and Singing

The forthcoming British Voice Association Research Day on Sunday May 20th is all about acoustics. Acoustics of the vocal tract, vowel production, the way the ear processes voice signals plus a presentation on acoustic analysis software in the teaching studio.

Further details and application form here.

 

 

 

Weak, Wobbly or Working?

Monday, January 30th, 2012

The next British Voice Association study day, at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, focuses on the effects of ageing on the voice and the vocal problems associated with ageing. Surgical, voice therapy and singing solutions will be discussed.

Follow the link for detailed information and to book your place:

“Weak, Wobbly or Working?” The Multidisciplinary Management of the Ageing Voice

Sunday 25th March, 2012 11.30am – 5.15pm

Speakers include:

•Sue Anderson (Singing Teacher and Researcher)

•Phil Jones (Consultant Otolaryngologist)

•Liz McNaughton (Specialist in the Singing and Speaking Voice)

•Jane Shaw (Voice Specialist Speech and Language Therapist)

•Mark Watson (Consultant Otolaryngologist)

Voice and the Brain

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

On Sunday 15th January 2012, the British Voice Association hold a study day suitable for all voice professionals (speech
therapists, surgeons, singing teachers, voice teachers).

More information and application form

Topics include:

Brain function in relation to voice, in both therapy and education.

Recent research into neural processing for both spoken and
sung voice

The role of brain plasticity in rehabilitation and learning.

Gender differences between child and adult voices explored from
an evolutionary basis.

SPEAKERS:

Prof Sophie Scott (Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL)
Dr Katie Overy (Senior Lecturer in Music Psychology, University of Edinburgh)
Prof John Rothwell (Professor of Neurophysiology, UCL)
Dr David Reby (Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Sussex)

British Voice Association Events

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

On Friday 18th November the BVA host a Voice Clinics Forum (click link for details and application form) at University Hospital of South Manchester.

Speakers include Professor Paul Carding, Mr John Rubin and Mr Julian McGlashan, and topics to be covered include meeting the challenges faced in voice clinics and new technologies such as high speed, high definition and 3D imaging.

BAPAM’s next Training Day for Performing Arts Medicine practitioners is scheduled in London the next day, Saturday 19th November, and covers areas relating to woodwind and lower strings players, disability rehabilitation, chronic pain, lifestyle and injury prevention. The full programme is to be announced.

In the nearer future, the BVA have organised an Interactive Rock & Pop Day for singers, teachers and voice therapists. It takes place on Sunday 25th September in Chiswick, London. Click here for more details and an application form.

One Day Singing Workshops in London

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

These one day performance workshops for singers at both good amateur and professional level, who wish to improve their existing vocal and performance skills, provide a stimulating and creative environment in which to explore solo and group work. Highly Recommended!

Ian MacDonald is a singer and specialist voice coach for BAPAM.

VoiceSkills; an Ian MacDonald and Sef Hill collaboration.

See website for full details and how to book: www.voiceskills.org.uk

The Classical Voice

The Lady Chapel, St Peter’s Church, Kennington Lane SE11 5HY – 0790 4691850

10am – 5pm, Saturday, 18th September 2010 – Booking NOW!

10am – 5pm, Saturday, 15th January 2011

10am – 5pm, Saturday, 16th April 2011

The Musical Theatre Voice

The Concert Artistes’ Association, 20 Bedford Street, London WC2E 9HP – 0790 469 1850

10am – 5pm, Sunday, 10th October 2010 – Booking NOW!

10am – 5pm, Sunday, 23rd January 2011

10am – 5pm, Sunday, 10th April 2011

Speech and Language Therapy at BAPAM

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Full and part time professional and student performing artists who have been referred to a Speech and Language therapist can now see Mei Lei at BAPAM in London. Mei specialises in voice disorders and has worked in Voice Clinics for the last 7 years with ENT Consultants, John Rubin and Tom Harris. We are able to arrange appointments for the reduced cost of £45 and we are grateful to Mei for discounting her usual fee so generously.

If you’d like more information or to book an appointment please call us on 020 7404 8444.