Friday, May 17 • 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Vehicular Vocalizing to Start Your Day

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Singers spend a lifetime training their singing voice, often not considering that it is the same vocal instrument used in speech and song. Singers understand the necessity to train the singing voice; considerations for healthy speaking patterns should also be a part of a complete vocal training regimen. Singers with high voice usage (often called vocal dose), such as teachers or choral directors, should be particularly aware of how they use their speaking voice since it can contribute to vocal health concerns. Singers are trained to vocally prepare by warming up the instrument before a rehearsal or performance. Those whose profession depends on speaking should also “warm-up” the voice. Outlined during this session will be a four-tiered system providing guidelines to prepare the speaking voice at the beginning of the day. The goal is to condition healthy voice production and reduce the potential for voice fatigue. The exercises outlined could be used for anyone experiencing voice fatigue during a period of heavy voice use or even as daily maintenance before speaking. The vocal exercises include 1) stretching, 2) breathing, 3) semi-occluded vocal tract exercises (SOVT), and 4) resonant voice exercises.

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Mara Kapsner-Smith

Lecturer, UW Speech & Hearing Sciences
Mara Kapsner-Smith is a research coordinator in the Vocal Function Lab. She is a speech-language pathologist specializing in voice, and a graduate of the UW Medical Speech Language Pathology program. She has worked in medical settings across the continuum of care, and prior to returning... Read More →
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Kari Ragan, DMA

Artist in Residence, University of Washington
Kari Ragan, soprano, is Artist in Residence at the University of Washington School of Music Voice Department where she teaches applied voice, voice pedagogy, Italian Diction, and French Art Song Literature. Dr. Ragan works in affiliation with the University of Washington Otolaryngology... Read More →
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Vehicular Vocalizers

The Vehicular Vocalizers include:Trevor AingeChristopher BenfieldSarah FantappieDarrel JordanLauren KulesaErika Meyer

Friday May 17, 2019 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Alder Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA 98105

Disclaimer This session was submitted by a third party and is included solely as a courtesy to attendees. Its inclusion in this schedule should not be considered an endorsement of the third parties or a recommendation to attend this session.

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