We are pleased to announce that Kenneth Bozeman’s upcoming residency at Longy and NEC will feature two free masterclass spots (the 5:30-7:30 session on Sunday, October the 4th) for students of NATS Boston members.
Please have your intermediate to advanced classical style student submit an application to participate. Deadline for submission is Friday, September 25th.
Kenneth Bozeman Practical Vocal Acoustics Lecture and Voice Masterclass Boston Residency
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE
Date: Saturday, October the 3rd
Time: 4-6pm Open Voice Lessons with Q & A: Acoustic Pedagogy Applied to the Male Passaggio
Location: Longy School of Music
Date: Sunday, October the 4th
Time: 2:30-4:30pm Lecture; 5:30-7:30pm Masterclass
Location: Pierce Hall, New England Conservatory (241 St. Botolph Street, Boston, MA 02115)
Saturday, October the 3rd, 4-6pm, Longy School of Music
Acoustic Pedagogy Applied to the Male Passaggio: Two lessons emphasizing the application of acoustic pedagogy to training the male range as explained in Kenneth Bozeman’s book, Practical Vocal Acoustics: Pedagogic Applications for Teachers and Singers, followed by a question and answer session with the author/teacher.
(For a more complete exposition on acoustic pedagogy, see the first session on Sunday)
Sunday, October the 4th, New England Conservatory of Music, Pierce Hall (241 St. Botolph Street, Boston, MA 02115)
Lecture Session 2:30-4:30pm
An Overview of the Vocal Acoustics Landscape: A summary look at the acoustic challenges all singers face across range, with effective strategies for negotiating those circumstances.
Topics will include:
• How circumstances vary by vowel and voice type;
• How and why they must be handled differently by vowel and by voice type;
• Male passaggio training; Female range negotiation
• The basic acoustics of belting
Masterclass Session 5:30-7:30pm
A Masterclass in Acoustic Pedagogy demonstrating its principles for Western classical training featuring NEC and NATS area voice students.
This residency is made possible by a collaboration between the New England Conservatory Voice and Vocal Pedagogy Program, the Longy School of Music, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing’s Boston Chapter.
About Kenneth Bozeman
Kenneth Bozeman, Professor of Music, tenor, holds performance degrees from Baylor University and the University of Arizona, and subsequently studied at the State Conservatory of Music in Munich on a Rotary fellowship. He is chair of the voice department at Lawrence University, where he has received two awards for excellence in teaching. He was awarded the Van Lawrence Fellowship by the Voice Foundation in 1994 for his interest in voice science and pedagogy and is the chair of the editorial board of the NATS Journal of Singing. His former students have sung with Houston Grand, Boston Lyric, Opera Colorado, Washington, Wolf Trap, Seattle, Deutsche Oper Berlin, San Francisco, New York City Opera, the Metropolitan, and Santa Fe Opera.
ABOUT HIS RECENT WORK: PRACTICAL VOCAL ACOUSTICS
Voice teachers have been addressing vocal acoustics in some manner for as long as there has been voice instruction. Given the history of excellence in singing, singers, and teachers, the historic empirical approach clearly has had success. However, our scientific knowledge about and understanding of vocal acoustics has grown exponentially in the last sixty to eighty years, and will certainly continue to be refined by the growing number of ongoing collaborations between voice scientists and voice teachers interested in voice science. With sophisticated yet inexpensive sound analysis technology now widely available, more voice teachers are curious about its potential value for the studio, and are seeing the need to understand and be well-informed about the acoustics of vocal registration at the very least, as a means to more efficient pedagogy, but also as an essential element of voice pedagogy courses.
This book represents an attempt to distill from the science of vocal acoustics those factors that are essential for teachers at the beginning of the twenty-first century to understand, that are most likely to be productive for improving our pedagogic efficiency, and to present them in language that is generally accessible. It also aspires to contribute to more productive, mutually respectful and beneficial conversation between the pedagogic and scientific communities.
Mr. Bozeman’ Website