NEW COURSE: Vocal Tract Tuning for Contemporary Singing: How Vocal Tract Shape and Vibratory Mode Affect the Spectrum with Brian Gill

Event Details

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 1:00 pm EDT
Event Category: 
PDP Course (On-site)
Event Location: 
United States
$50 for members, $65 for non-members

About the Presentation

This class will cover the basics regarding the acoustics of the singing voice with an emphasis on formant/harmonic interaction and the resultant spectra. Vocal fold contact time, using data from EGG/ELG will be included, as the thickness of the folds as well as their contact duration affects the acoustics generated at the vocal fold level. While some comparisons will be shown with regard to the differences in vocal tract tunings of classical and non-classical singing, the emphasis of the course will be on resonance strategies found in non-classical singing, including, musical theater legit and belt; gospel; folk; and pop music. Both recorded and live examples of these tunings will be explored.

Not in New York? Not a problem! Although the course is being offered live on-site in NYC, purchasing the course also gives you FOUR MONTHS' access to the video archive of the course.




About the Presenter

Tenor Brian Gill, D.M.A., Certificate in Vocology, and 2011 Van L. Lawrence Fellowship winner, is associate professor of voice at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He was previously music associate professor/director of vocal pedagogy at New York University’s (NYU) Steinhardt School and Voice Center (Langone Medical Center).

He has performed numerous operatic and musical theater roles, concerts, and recitals in the United States and abroad. From opera companies and world famous churches/cathedrals to sold out arenas, recording studios, and packed houses playing/singing hard rock, funk, country, jazz, and even indian classical music, Gill has enjoyed, and continues to enjoy, a very diverse performing career entertaining a broad range of audiences around the world

In addition to NYU, he has taught at Eastern Kentucky University, Pace University, University of Kentucky at Lexington, and University of Colorado at Boulder in the Continuing Education program.

A sought-after master clinician/guest lecturer, Gill has taught/presented for the New York Singing Teachers’ Association (NYSTA), U.S. Army Soldier's Chorus, South Carolina Governor's School, NYU’s Communicative Sciences and Disorders, New York Voice Study Group, the National Association of Teachers of Singing Conferences (Los Angeles, Michigan, Wisconsin, Montana) , The Fall Voice Conference, The Voice Foundation, The National Center for Voice and Speech, Acoustical Society of America, Physiology and Acoustics of Singing conference, Pan-European Voice Conference, OPERA America, and Johan Sundberg’s Science of the Singing Voice course.

Abroad, Gill has taught in Italy, France, Germany, Portugal, Sweden, Czech Republic, and South Korea. His students perform throughout the United States and abroad, including at The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, English National Opera, Sante Fe Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, The Royal Opera House, LA Opera, San Francisco Opera, On and Off Broadway, in Broadway national/international tours, The Soldiers’ Chorus, and many regional theaters in the United States and abroad. He has been published in VOICEPrints (NYSTA official journal), Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Vocology, and Journal of Voice.

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