Your weekly dash of voice science, pedagogy, and pop culture.
It‘s All Made Up Anyway
Words were all made up by someone, and wow do we love words in singing teaching! A little reflection on some registration terminology as we prepare for this Thanksgiving break. Also, a BIG VOCALFRI ANNOUNCMENT! And, we cover this week's pop culture news. Apparently there was a new No Way Home trailer?
Our spoiler ridden Eternals review! Was the first MCU film to receive the dreaded Green Splat from critics as bad as they said? Did the audience respond positively? But more so...a sex scene in a Marvel movie?!?!?!? All this and more as we celebrate what was easily Marvel's most inclusive feature film to date.
NATS Intern Program
We are joined by Caitlin Moore and Joshua Glasner to tell us about their experiences to NATS' premiere mentoring program, the NATS Intern Program. Such great experiences to be had. Application deadline for this year's program is 12/15. Check out more on nats.org.
From the Voice of...
Emily Martin and Elizabeth McDonald join the #VocalFam to tell us about their MANY voice entrepreneur endeavors including Women on the Verge, EM2Connect, and From the Voice Of...Be sure to check out all of their great content and join the From the Voice of community. A really great conversation about everything from our failures leading to opportunities, ego in our profession, and how we can do the best to redefine success for our students and community.
#VocalFam, did you know Sarah and Dr. P don't plan this radio show? We started out a bit like a Seinfeld episode about nothing. However, we led to a lovely discussion about what's true versus what's useful, Dr. P starting Phonation in undergrad pedagogy, and sharing a variation of an exercise from our Treble Middle Voice episode that Dr. P has found useful for treble Musical Theater singers.
Kerrie Obert: Twang and Tongues
#VocalFam, don't miss this one! We were thrilled to host Kerrie Obert on the podcast to talk about her work and time with Jo Estill, 20,000 hours of stroboscopies, and her now legendary work on twang and pharyngeal shape. But, wait, there's more! She also shared some wonderful insight on the tongue and its impact on singing.