University of Bath

Vocal training

This workshop, based on theatrical as well as practical experience, is aimed towards anyone wishing to develop their vocal ability

22 May 20192.00pm
to
22 May 20195.00pm
Free

About the workshop

This three hour voice workshop, based on theatrical as well as practical experience, is aimed towards anyone wishing to develop their vocal ability. Divided into three equal parts, the workshop first explores and examines the voice itself from intention to comprehension, and gives participants the chance to form an objective opinion about their voice; something we all too frequently shy away from. The second part is a purely practical vocal warm up drawn from many years of theatrical practise. Participants should be under no illusion that this course, if it is to be useful, cannot remain purely theoretical. It includes elements like physical relaxation, breathing, a detailed exploration of the simple hum, the identification of body parts responsible for vocal projection and a celebration of what voices can do. All of these are undertaken in a whole group setting with no one being required to work individually. The final section aims to equip participants with a tool with which they can develop vocal control and tonal nuance.

Based on the work of the late Yat Malmgren, Movement Psychology for Voice is a toolbox for performers that harnesses the connection between an inner sensation and an outer manifestation, and can be used by anyone prepared to really roll their sleeves up and get stuck in. Of all the body's tools for expression, the voice is the one that works perfectly at birth and slowly becomes hampered by habits, toxins and often our own thoughts. Specific Heat Capacity aims to equip participants with a framework and methodology that helps them set out on a journey back towards the time when their voice worked tirelessly, effortless and freely.

Booking a place

If you book a place you are required to attend the whole of the session. If you are unable to commit to this, please cancel your place in plenty of time and let another student attend. Please arrive promptly to the session and remember to sign the attendance sheet.