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Course: Anatomy for Voice Professionals - Jenevora Williams


Date(s)

26/01/2020 - 26/01/2020

Time

10:30AM - 5:30PM

Location

Harty Room, Music Building, Main Site, University Road, BT71NN

Price

£35.00-£150.00

Course: Anatomy for Voice Professionals - Jenevora Williams
 
This course is aimed at voice practitioners who wish to gain a deeper understanding in order to further their practice. The content is not genre-specific, it does not follow
any particular model and can be applied to any voice use. Past students have been Singing Teachers, Spoken Voice Teachers, Speech and Language Therapists, Osteopaths and Laryngeal Massage Therapists.
 
You can either attend the one-day course alone, or extend by a further day to complete vocal rehabilitation training.
 
 

Course details

Bone and the skeleton 

Interrelationship between bony structures

The spine and its attachments

 

Connective tissues 

Types of cartilage

Ligaments and tendons

Fascia

 

Joints 

Synovial joint structure

The temporomandibular joint

 

Nerves and the Brain

Learning of skilled motor activity, myelin formation

 

Muscle 

Different muscle types and their functions

 

Alignment and balance

The body’s relationship with gravity

Why specific misuse can affect the voice 

 

Breath management 

Muscles of respiration–primary and accessory

Breathing for voice use

 

The Larynx – intrinsic and extrinsic structures

Muscles for swallowing

Vocal fold structure: layering of tissue types

Vocal fold vibration: the Bernoulli effect

Pitch:the muscles of pitch control

 

More on the intrinsic laryngeal musculature

Vocal fold behaviour: Breathiness, harshness

Vocal registers

Semi-occluded vocal tract exercises

Vibrato

 

The vocal tract

The nature of sounds generated by the larynx and how this is modified by the vocal tract to form vowels and consonants.

Pharynx: the constrictor muscles, the velum

Larynx height: constrictor and strap muscles

Tongue: connections between the tongue and the hyoid bone and the velum

Jaw: opening and over-opening

 
 
 

For more information contact;

Amanda Kirkpatrick

Music, Events & Performance Officer

School of AEL

Queen's University Belfast

T: 028 9097 5227

E: A.kirkpatrick@qub.ac.uk