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Webinar: "Designing Exercises for the Classical and Contemporary Singer"

  • 19 May 2019
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (AEST)
  • online


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This 90 minute webinar will focus on  vocal exercise design for both classical and contemporary voice teachers. Professor Nix will discuss the difference between warmups and exercises, pedagogical considerations in exercise design (including motor learning, muscle development and age/experience considerations), as well as illustrating these discussion points with practical examples. This webinar will be interactive, with opportunity for questions throughout.

This free webinar is available to all financial members of ANATS.

John Nix, Tenor, is Professor of Voice and Voice Pedagogy at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas, USA.  Mr. Nix previously taught at The University of Colorado-Denver and Eastern New Mexico University, and worked for four years at the National Center for Voice and Speech with Ingo Titze.  He holds degrees from the University of Georgia, Florida State University, the University of Colorado, and a Vocology Certificate from the University of Iowa.  At Colorado, he studied voice and pedagogy with the late Barbara Doscher and Alexander Technique with James Brody.  His students have sung with the Santa Fe Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Chautauqua Opera, Opera Omaha, Arizona Opera, Nevada Opera, San Antonio Opera, Alamo City Opera, The Soldiers’ Chorus, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and the Metropolitan Opera Chorus, and teach at several U.S. universities.  He has won grants from The Grammy Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, and was awarded the 2006 Van Lawrence Award by the Voice Foundation and NATS.  He has published 40 articles and edited or contributed to 5 books, including the newly published Oxford Handbook of Singing.

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