17 episodes

VocalScope is a listening experience curated and hosted by Voice Coach, Juliette Caton, focusing the spotlight on all things Voice.

Eavesdrop as Juliette delves deep into conversation with inspiring performers exploring the journeys their voices and careers have taken them on, and discovers the latest developments in voice science and pedagogy with voice specialists and researchers who are at the forefront of new thinking, innovation and research within the world of voice, singing and vocal performance.

The VocalScope Podcast is sponsored by The VocalScope Book Club.

VocalScope Host: Juliette Caton

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

VocalScope is a listening experience curated and hosted by Voice Coach, Juliette Caton, focusing the spotlight on all things Voice.

Eavesdrop as Juliette delves deep into conversation with inspiring performers exploring the journeys their voices and careers have taken them on, and discovers the latest developments in voice science and pedagogy with voice specialists and researchers who are at the forefront of new thinking, innovation and research within the world of voice, singing and vocal performance.

The VocalScope Podcast is sponsored by The VocalScope Book Club.

    017 - VocalScope: Nathan James - Managing the demands of being a touring Rock Singer.

    017 - VocalScope: Nathan James - Managing the demands of being a touring Rock Singer.

    Lead Singer of British Rock Band 'Inglorious', Singer-Songwriter Nathan James, discusses his career, how he manages the demands of being an internationally touring Rock Singer, and the unique relationship that can exist between a Singer and Vocal Coach when they have worked together for nearly two decades. 

    Nathan's Twitter & Insta: @thenathanjames

    Inglorious: http://inglorious.com

    Inglorious Socials: @weareinglorious 

    VOICE CHOICE Listen to Nathan’s favourite 'Voice Choice' on the VocalScope Podcast Guests Playlist on Spotify: 

    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4pjclKQVRnnUnMW0vgu0H0?si=8380f4264b42464e

    VOCALSCOPE BOOK CLUB - Join the VocalScope Book Club: https://vocalscope.ac-page.com/book-club-sign-up

    VOCALSCOPE Linktree: https://linktr.ee/vocalscope

    VOCALSCOPE Socials: @vocalscope

    • 54 min
    016 - VocalScope: Kim Chandler - Training the Pop Singer.

    016 - VocalScope: Kim Chandler - Training the Pop Singer.

    With three decades of high-end performing experience in both live performance and studio singing Kim Chandler’s voice can be heard on films, albums and thousands of jingles worldwide. She has been a backing vocalist for high-profile artists such as Natalie Cole, Michael Bolton, Leo Sayer and The Bee Gees and has performed at some of London’s most iconic locations including the Royal Albert Hall, Downing Street, the O2 Arena and Buckingham Palace.
    As one of the world’s leading contemporary vocal coaches she runs a busy private studio in Marbella, Spain, where she coaches an elite clientele of professional singers, other vocal coaches, international stadium band singers and charting artists from every genre.
    In the academic world, Kim spent a decade in various leadership positions as Head of Communications, past President and Director of the British Voice Association and has many years of institutional teaching experience as a Principal/Senior Lecturer at Leeds College of Music & London College of Music respectively and Kim was also the Head of Vocals at Vocaltech (now BIMM London).
    Kim’s educational work features in many masters & doctoral theses and in compendiums such as “Training Contemporary Commercial Singers” (Compton), “The Ultimate Guide To Singing” (TC-Helicon) and “Teaching Singing in the 21st Century” which the VocalScope Book Club are currently devouring.
    Kim is the sole creator of the internationally popular “Funky ‘n Fun” vocal exercise series used in private studios, institutions, and by many touring artists.
    KIM CHANDLER - www.kimchandler.com (via which lessons can be booked)
    www.funkynfun.com 
    Twitter: @KimChandlerVox
    Instagram: @KimChandlerSinger
    VOICE CHOICE Listen to Kim’s favourite 'Voice Choice' on the VocalScope Podcast Guests Playlist on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4pjclKQVRnnUnMW0vgu0H0?si=8380f4264b42464e 
    VOCALSCOPE BOOK CLUB - Join the VocalScope Book Club: https://vocalscope.ac-page.com/book-club-sign-up 
    VocalScope Linktree: https://linktr.ee/vocalscope

    • 51 min
    015 - VocalScope: Andrew Byrne, Author of The Singing Athlete discusses using neurology to enhance voice training.

    015 - VocalScope: Andrew Byrne, Author of The Singing Athlete discusses using neurology to enhance voice training.

    Andrew Byrne is a voice teacher, vocal coach, composer, performer and music director. He is the creator of The Singing Athlete, a training program that applies functional neuroscience and athletic training to the voice studio. Andrew was twice named one of the “Favorite Vocal Coaches” in NYC Backstage Reader’s Choice Awards, and is also a frequent contributor to their experts column.  In the past few seasons, his students have been seen in many Broadway shows.

    Andrew was the singing coach for The Real Thing, starring Ewan MacGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Cynthia Nixon, and The Bridge Project, directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes.  His Broadway and off-Broadway conducting/keyboard credits include Les Misérables, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change and A Class Act.  He has music-directed projects for such companies as Sundance Theatre Lab, The York Theater, Primary Stages and the New York Musical Theater Festival.

    Andrew has served on guest faculty at the University of Michigan's musical theater department.  He was also on the faculty of the School of Fine Arts at Boston University, holding positions in both the music and theater departments. He holds a Master of Music degree in vocal pedagogy and performance from Arizona State University, as well as an undergraduate degree in vocal performance from Western Michigan University.

    As a composer/lyricist, Andrew's songs are performed internationally. His arrangements have been heard on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, and his song "A Contemporary Musical Theater Song" is featured in the film Waiting in the Wings.  His work has been featured on Seth Rudetsky's Obsessed! video series, as well as such prominent blogs as Americablog and Towleroad.   Performances of his parody of Goldrich and Heisler's "Taylor the Latte Boy" have received more over a million views on YouTube.

    ANDREW BYRNE
    https://www.andrewmbyrne.com
    https://thesingingathlete.com

    VOICE CHOICE
    Listen to Andrew’s favourite 'Voice Choice' on the VocalScope Podcast Guests Playlist on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4pjclKQVRnnUnMW0vgu0H0?si=8380f4264b42464e

    VOCALSCOPE PODCAST & BOOK CLUB
    Join the VocalScope Book Club: https://vocalscope.ac-page.com/book-club-sign-up
    VocalScope Linktree: https://linktr.ee/vocalscope

    • 51 min
    014 - VocalScope: Joanne Bozeman discusses 'Singing Through Change', Perimenopause, Menopause & the Voice just as the Menopause Revolution gathers momentum.

    014 - VocalScope: Joanne Bozeman discusses 'Singing Through Change', Perimenopause, Menopause & the Voice just as the Menopause Revolution gathers momentum.

    This episode is dedicated to all those taking a stand in the #menopauserevolution

    Joanne Bozeman introduces herself to us:

    “I grew up in a musical home with lots of singing in our daily life, and great music playing on the stereo. I trained at University as a Classical Singer, and performed a wide range of repertoire in my community and regionally.

    My career as an independent singing teacher began when I was at university, and I was fortunate to work 26 years at a fine undergraduate conservatory. Now retired from academia.

    My long interest in hormones and female voice resulted in the book "Singing Through Change: Women's Voices in Midlife Menopause, and Beyond" (2020) co-authored with Nancy Bos and Cate Frazier-Neely.

    My husband and I raised 3 wonderful children, and we are blessed with 5 grandchildren.”

    Joanne is a presenter on The Vocal First Aid Course

    https://vocalhealth.co.uk

    Joanne is giving presentations for The Sing Space on Nov. 3 and Dec. 1, 2021

    https://thesingspace.com

    Joanne is presenting on Opera Programs Berlin 2022 Pedagogy Conference: Feb. 16-March 6. https://www.operaprogramsberlin.com/vocal-pedagogy-symposium-feb2021.html

    JOANNE BOZEMAN

    Webpage

    https://www.lawrence.edu/conservatory/faculty/joanne_bozeman

    LinkedIn:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/joanne-bozeman/

    Singing Through Change Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/singingthroughchange/

    Singing Through Change Instagram: @singingthruchange

    Joanne gave a NATS Chat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aS0BYAkEMM&t=9s

    Joanne's Interview with Dr. Dan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpQGlg02_ao&t=2732s

    This Embodied Voice Podcast with Susanne Lis: http://www.suzannelis.com/this-embodied-voice

    PERIMENOPAUSE & MENOPAUSE

    www.themenopausecharity.org

    www.balance-menopause.co.uk

    The Balance App: https://www.balance-menopause.com/balance-app/

    Recommended Further Reading:

    Singing Through Change by Nancy Bos, Cate Frazier-Neely & Joanne Bozeman

    Preparing for the Menopause & The Menopause by Dr. Louise Newson

    The Evolving Singing Voice: Changes Across The Lifespan by Karen Brunssen

    The Estrogen Question by Dr Sandra Rice

    The New Hormone Solution by Erika Schwartz, M.D.

    Blog: https://yourestrogenquestions.com

    VOICE CHOICE

    Listen to the VocalScope Spotify Podcast Guests playlist:

    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4pjclKQVRnnUnMW0vgu0H0?si=8380f4264b42464e

    Joanne recommended the documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom

    https://g.co/kgs/Z112Ld

    VOCALSCOPE PODCAST & BOOK CLUB  

    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/vocalscope

    https://vocalscope.ac-page.com/book-club-sign-up

    • 55 min
    013 - VocalScope: John Colapinto, Author & Journalist, discusses his extraordinary book 'This Is The Voice'.

    013 - VocalScope: John Colapinto, Author & Journalist, discusses his extraordinary book 'This Is The Voice'.

    About John:

    JOHN COLAPINTO began his career as a journalist in his native Toronto before moving to New York City in 1989 where he worked as staff writer at Rolling Stone magazine and, later, The New Yorker.  He won a National Magazine Award for his Rolling Stone story about the world’s first infant sex reassignment and expanded the story into the New York Times bestselling book As Nature Made Him (currently in development with Peter Jackson as a feature film). His articles have been anthologized in the annual compendiums The Best American Science and Nature Writing (2008, ’10, ‘11); Crime Reporting (‘09); and Sports Writing (2017).

    His first novel, About the Author (a tale of literary envy and theft), was published in 2001 and, in 2019, it was named, by the Times of London, as one of the top 100 thrillers published since 1945. His novel Undone (2015) challenged the new prudery around sex and was promptly rejected by almost 50 publishers worldwide, but was finally brought out in the US, UK and Canada by small, brave publishing outfits.

    He published This is The Voice, in January 2021.

    Colapinto is also a singer in the NYC-based rock bands Rack of Lamb and the Sequoias and in May 2021 he extended his adventures into vocal expressiveness by co-starring in the upcoming short film “The File.”

    About This is the Voice:

    This is the Voice takes a deep dive into all aspects of the noises we make with our mouths, from the goose-bump inducing power of song to the intellectual stimulation of conversation and monologue, and reveals how these extraordinary acoustic signals (which began with the grunts and wheezes of the lungfish, 400 million years ago, and which our species refined into speech) shot us to the top of the food chain. Emotion, accents, speech disorders and injuries (like the vocal polyp suffered by the book’s author), are among the many topics addressed—all with an eye (or ear) toward showing how our unique vocal signals are an indelible badge of identity, a key to our geographic origins, level of education, socioeconomic status, race and even sexual orientation. Because the very sound of the voice is so important to how we choose our political leaders (from the rolling orotundity of a Churchill to the ripping shriek of a Hitler), the book also shows how unexpectedly important the vocal signal is to the fate of a species whose leaders must guide us through the dangers of thermonuclear weapons to the ravages of global pandemics. Ultimately, This is the Voice argues that voice is our most important faculty of all, the complex gymnastic achievement of lungs, lips and tongue that made us human.

    John's Favourite Voice: Neil Young singing Harvest. 

    Listen to John's 'Voice Choice' on the VocalScope Podcast Guests playlist: 

    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4pjclKQVRnnUnMW0vgu0H0?si=8380f4264b42464e

    Join the VocalScope Book Club: https://vocalscope.ac-page.com/book-club-sign-up

    • 1 hr 7 min
    012 - VocalScope: Nick Clinch on Voice Reels, Voice Overs and setting up a home studio.

    012 - VocalScope: Nick Clinch on Voice Reels, Voice Overs and setting up a home studio.

    Nick Clinch is founder of Notable Voices, currently London's highest reviewed voiceover and voice reel service, and there’s a reason for that. After working in audio for 15 years - first as a touring session musician, then as a qualified audio production lecturer - Nick decided to put all this experience into what he refers to as a “much better use” and built his own Voice Reel company.

    Unlike any other voice reel recording service you come across, you can work with their experienced engineer and director for up to a full day! Nick takes the time to learn, explore and understand your voice and how you fit in this expanding industry. He will teach you top techniques and give you insights into how you can kickstart your career and market your voiceover business. All at half the price of bigger Soho studios. Nick offers a free consultation and gives VocalScope listeners a 10% discount.

    Favourite Voice:

    Justin Vernon of Bon Iver

    Song to listen to:

    Woods

    Spotify playlist of VocalScope Guest Favourite Voices:

    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4pjclKQVRnnUnMW0vgu0H0?si=iWuMOaAIRe-KSMzb_VdsRg

    Nick’s Notable Voices website:

    www.notablevoices.co.uk

    VocalScope Episode Sponsor Discount Code

    Listeners can receive a fabulous 10% discount on voice reels at www.notablevoices.co.uk by using VOCALSCOPE at check out or mentioning us at the point of contact.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Crashes and data wipe ,

Fantastic

A brilliant podcast with excellent advice and great conversations

JayIrv1 ,

Essential listening for all types of singer!

I’m really enjoying this podcast at the moment!Respected performers, vocal coaches and pedagogues sharing wonderful insights, experiences and information on the art of singing. Juliette is a great host, and has sourced some diverse and amazing guests.
Highly recommended if like me you’re looking to expand your knowledge and awareness on all things voice related.

Go listen!

Njsuk ,

Great new podcast.

I’m not a voice practitioner. I’m a director and writer, but voice fascinates me and this podcast is really well done. It is accessible and really informative. Highly recommended for anyone who works in musical theatre, voice coaching or as a performer.

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