This Webinar will explain why approaching vocal function and efficiency through voice acoustics is an especially productive point of entry. It will lay the foundational principles of effective studio instruction based upon our innate programming for voice. It will continue with reliable studio strategies for negotiating the various transitions (passaggi) of range, using the acoustics of vowel construction and perception.
Kenneth Bozeman, BM, MM, Professor Emeritus of Music, taught at Lawrence University for 42 years where he chaired the voice department and from which he received two awards for excellence in teaching. He holds performance degrees from Baylor University and the University of Arizona and studied at the Conservatory of Music in Munich. He was awarded the Van Lawrence Fellowship by the Voice Foundation in 1994, is the chair of the editorial board of the Journal of Singing and was inducted into the American Academy of Teachers of Singing in 2019. His writings on acoustic voice pedagogy include the books, Practical Vocal Acoustics: Pedagogic Applications for Teachers and Singers, and Kinesthetic Voice Pedagogy 2: Motivating Acoustic Efficiency, now in a second edition. Bozeman’s students have sung with Houston Grand, Boston Lyric, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Dresden Opera, San Francisco, New York City, the Metropolitan, Chicago Lyric, and Santa Fe Opera. https://faculty.lawrence.edu/bozemank/