Friday, May 17 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Keynote - The Essentials of Acoustic Voice Pedagogy: An Update

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I have previously made the case for the existence of acoustic registers that both overlap and interact with laryngeal registers. These acoustic registers are informally correlated with historic timbral terms of the Italian school (voce aperta andvoce chiusa), with innate human voicing behaviors (yelling and whooping), and with the question of vowel modification (both passive and active). Understanding the pedagogic implications of acoustic register transitions and recognizing their associated timbral migrations has provien to be quite productive in studio application. Additional insight into the psychoacoustic perception of timbre and vowel has been introduced by Ian Howell through the concepts of absolute spectral tone color and necessary roughness. Howell’s work adds significant specificity to the concepts and causation of active and passive vowel modification. This presentation will summarize the essentials of acoustic pedagogy, incorporating Howell’s work in its continuing evolution.

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Kenneth Bozeman

Frank C Shattuck Professor of Music, Chair of Voice Department, Lawrence University
Specialist in Acoustic Vocal pedagogy

Friday May 17, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Alder Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA 98105

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