The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Music Department will host the 5th annual Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Conference, January 20-22, at the Star Store campus 715 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA. The weekend features New York voice specialist Jeannette LoVetri and her method Somatic Voicework(TM), a singing technique utilized by many famous performers of commercial music styles.
In addition to LoVetri, the workshop includes guest faculty presentations by Dr. James Burns, staff surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital's Center for Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation; Dr. Kathryn Green, director of Shenandoah University's Contemporary Commercial Music Institute in Winchester, Virginia; and conference coordinator Marcelle Gauvin, UMass Dartmouth and Berklee College of Music faculty member. New to the teaching staff are Professors Kris Adams and Lisa Thorson, both jazz specialists from the Berklee College of Music Voice Department.
Jeannette LoVetri, an internationally recognized master class clinician in vocal pedagogy, is noted for training many Tony(TM) and Grammy® award winning vocalists. January's seminar at UMass Dartmouth offers participants the opportunity to become Level I certified in the Somatic Voicework(TM) technique, the first of three training levels in LoVetri's program.
The method rests heavily upon voice science research, and equips singers, teachers, choral and musical directors of all styles,with the tools they need to deal with the heavy vocal demands of today's popular music.
The workshop is open to anyone interested in developing a better understanding of the singing process and focuses on contemporary commercial music styles of today. For more information contact Marcelle Gauvin at firstname.lastname@example.org, Michelle Cieto at the UMD Music Department 508-999-8568 or for course & registration details go to: