Voice Pedagogy Institute
A focused, one-week, intensive program for trained singers who are or wish to become voice teachers. Techniques of voice teaching, practical applications of voice anatomy/physiology and acoustics, vocal health and accented speech with a speech-language pathologist, music teacher and team teaching techniques, choices on academic vs. private teaching, YogaVoice, and hands-on use of the Presser Voice Lab are all part of this fascinating week. Join us if you desire a more complete understanding of voice science, a more confident approach to voice teaching, and more experience with voice technology.
July 20 – 24, 2015
Dr. Kathy Kessler Price, Director. Westminster Choir College faculty, pedagogy emphasis
Dr. Christopher Arneson, Westminster Choir College faculty, pedagogy emphasis
Mr. Mark Moliterno, Adjunct Associate Professor, Westminster Choir College
Cathryn Frazier-Neely, Vocal Pedagogue, Somatic Healer and Educator, Musician and Choral Conductor
Elizabeth Daniels, teacher of vocal technique
Constance Wieler, Speech and Language Pathologist
- Top Tools for Voice Pedagogy - The Worlds of Anatomy/Physiology/Acoustics
- Practical and Essential Teaching Methods
- Auditioning Expertise
- Contemporary Commercial Music Techniques: Ins and Outs of Music Theater and Other Popular Genres
- The Aging Voice - How to Protect, Preserve, and Improve It!
- Master Classes
- Visits to the Presser Voice Lab
$795 non-credit/$1385 with 2 graduate credits
Kathy Kessler Price, soprano (M.M., Ph.D.), teaches graduate vocal pedagogy courses and applied voice, and directs the Presser Voice Laboratory at Westminster. She previously served as Voice Area Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Music at Mississippi State University and taught voice/vocal pedagogy and coordinated the School of Music Vocology Laboratory at The University of Kansas. She also worked as an intern in Clinical Voice Assessment at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Additionally, Dr. Price has taught voice and diction at William Jewell College in Missouri and at Northern Virginia Community College (Alexandria Campus) where she was also the choral director. She has offered private voice instruction in Kansas City (Missouri), and in Vienna and McLean, Virginia, is a founding member of the Washington Vocal Consortium, and conducts the acclaimed D.C. women’s ensemble, Philomela.
Christopher Arneson is a professional voice trainer and vocologist who joined the faculty at Westminster Choir College of Rider University where he is Director of Voice Pedagogy, and teaches Voice, Voice Pedagogy, Literature for Teaching, and Speech for the Actor. Dr. Arneson is the co-director of the CoOPERAtive Program, a young artist program for singers, held at Westminster Choir College.
Dr. Arneson’s students have gone on to further study in the Master of Music, Artist Diploma, and Doctoral programs at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Boston University, Ithaca College, Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, New York University, and Yale School of Music. They have also appeared in young artist programs at Chautauqua Opera, Central City Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and Washington National Opera. His professional-level students appear at the Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Mark Moliterno is an artist/educator who enjoys an extensive performing career in Opera, Oratorio, and Concert singing. He has appeared throughout the United Stated, Canada, Great Britain and the Far East in leading operatic roles and is a frequent soloist on the concert stage in a repertoire that covers a wide range of eras and composers. He has appeared in Carnegie Hall as bass-baritone soloist with the Masterwork Chorus and Orchestra in Händel’s Messiah, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Brahms’ Requiem, and Mozart’s Requiem and C-Minor Mass. He has twice appeared on the New York Philharmonic Chamber Music Series in Merkin Concert Hall, singing Samuel Barber’s Dover Beach and Charles Martin Loeffler’s Songs with Chamber Accompaniment. Known for his compelling and artistic recital singing, Mr Moliterno sang the world premiere of Drum Taps, a song cycle by American composer Richard Pearson Thomas at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. He is heard regularly as a recitalist and concert soloist in the New York/Philadelphia area.
Cathryn (Cate) Frazier-Neely is into her 35th year as a Teacher of Singing, Conductor and Musician. She currently works privately with professional, post-graduate and committed amateur singers in classical, musical theater and popular music, as well as voice-over artists and media personalities. While working with Cate, students have earned Broadway roles, sung with national musical theater and Kennedy Center musical theater tours, signed contracts with Cirque de Soleil, The Washington National Opera and Disney Tokyo, and have won Helen Hayes, Cinderella and WAMMIE nominations and awards. In the Baltimore/Washington, DC area, students sing in equity productions at Signature Theater, Arena Stage and other regional theaters, as well as the WNO Children’s Chorus and major symphonic choruses. She coaches the lead singers for the boy band Hollywood Ending, works with recording artists in Nashville, DC and New York City as well as serves as the East Coast voice teacher for several Disney young artists.
Elizabeth Daniels has long been recognized as one of Washington, D.C.’s outstanding teachers of vocal technique. Her students have won over 30 major voice competitions throughout the United States, Europe and South America and have held opera contracts from some of the most prestigious companies in the word, including the New York Metropolitan Opera. She holds degrees from The University of Chicago, The Peabody Conservatory and Ecoles d’Art Americaines in Fontainebleau, France where she studied theory and composition and performed as a soloist under the direction of Nadia Boulanger. Her primary mentor was the great American baritone Todd Duncan, a founding NATS member.
Constance N Wieler, MS, CCC-SLP has almost 40 years experience as a Speech & Language Pathologist working throughout the US in private practice, schools (public and private), hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes and corporations. Currently, she has an active private practice in Princeton, NJ. Constance is licensed in New Jersey, California, New York and Pennsylvania and is certified by the American Speech, Language & Hearing Association (ASHA), the nationally recognized standard of excellence in providing speech, language, voice and swallowing services. She is a past recipient of the Distinguished Clinical Service Award presented by the New Jersey Speech, Language & Hearing Association. Constance keeps abreast of the most current research and resources available. She is certified to provide LSVT ®, LMRVT®, CSCFT®, PROMPT® and Thinking Maps®. Constance has been a featured speaker at many state and local speech therapy conventions and regional meetings. Present and past adjunct faculty appointments include The New School University – Actors’ Studio Drama School (NY), Rider University (NJ), Mercer County Community College (NJ) and Westminster Theological Seminary (PA).
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