Voice Pedagogy Institute
July 24 - 28, 2017
A focused, one-week, intensive program for trained singers who are or wish to become voice teachers, and for voice coaches. Fact-based teaching with practical applications of voice anatomy/physiology and acoustics, vocal health with voice-centered laryngologists, work with dramatic interpretation, a look into specific Classical methodologies, Music Theater techniques, YogaVoice, interactive look-in lessons with master teachers, 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 pedagogy (modern and traditional), a more confident approach to voice science, and more experience with voice technology.
Dr. Kathy Kessler Price, Director and pedagogue
David L. Jones, NYC voice pedagogue
Dr. Anthony Jahn, ENT and Dr. Jennifer Cho, ENT
Nova Thomas, Associate Professor, WCC
Mark Moliterno, Adjunct Associate Professor, WCC, YogaVoice@
Sharon Sweet, WCC Professor
Jonathan Price, Assistant to the director, Music Theater Techniques
Joshua Glasner, voice technology
- Voice Pedagogy - The Worlds of Anatomy/Physiology/Acoustics
- Italian/Swedish and Italian Schools of Singing
- Interactive look-in lessons with Master Teachers
- Vocal Health with renowned ENT’s
- Guides for Interpretive Choices
- Q & A with experts in the field
- Music Theater Voice Techniques
- The Aging Voice
- Access to the Presser Voice Lab with expert assistance
$825 non-credit/$1415 with 2 graduate credits/$1710 with 3 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.
David L. Jones, a native Texan, studied at Texas Christian University and pursued Graduate Research at the University of North Texas. After suffering vocal difficulties over a period of years, he decided to seek out a vocal technician of Old World training. It was indeed fortunate that he found Alan R. Lindquest. It was Lindquest who helped him to understand the Old Italian School with the Swedish influence. In 1979, Mr. Jones studied with Alan Lindquest, whose first two teachers were students of Manuel Garcia. It was Lindquest's study with Inge Börg-Iséne (a teacher of Kirsten Flagstad) and Joseph Hislop (Jussi Bjoerling's first teacher) in 1938 and 1939 that prepared him to become one of the finest technicians in the United States.
David Jones now teaches privately in New York and Amsterdam and has been a guest professor presenting master classes at various institutions of learning in the United States and Europe. In 1989, Mr. Jones organized an Opera Ensemble which toured Europe to benefit AIDS-Hilfe of Germany. The twelve singers were the first Americans to perform at Philharmonie Hall in Berlin after the wall came down. The group also performed a sold-out performance at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam; the first AIDS-benefit concert to make a profit in Holland.Presently, David Jones performs master classes for the training of teachers. His understanding of the Old World training of the voice, and his knowledge of vocal science have worked together to enlighten and inspire teachers from Manhattan School of Music and the Julliard School.
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.
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