2013 New Voice Educators Symposium

February 23, 2013


The 2013 New Voice Educators Symposium will take place in Sweeney Hall of the Simon Music Center on the Indiana University Campus.


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The Simon Music Center is located on the corner of East 3rd Street and North Jordan Avenue. Sweeney Hall (MU015) has entrances on both the ground and first floor of the Simon Music Center.


For a link to Google maps, and directions to Indiana University, click here.


Parking is available in various locations, including the Jordan Garage (on the left, past the Musical Arts Center).





The NVES presentations will be available online. Please select the link that corresponds to the presentations you wish to view:


Morning Session


Afternoon Session





8:00 AM | Registration & Breakfast


9:00 | Dr. Allen Henderson: Teaching Voice in the 21st Century


9:45 | Andrew Pitman : Developing Vocal Artistry and Musicianship in the Amateur Church Choir using Appropriate and Progressive Repertoire Suited to the Church Year


10:15 | Lindsay Medina: Feedback and Failure: Responding for Effective Change


10:45 | Break


11:00 | Angela Yoon: Breathiness: As a Vocal Fault and Its Solutions


11:30 | Andrew LeVan: Singing as a Treatment for Aphasia, Depression and Alzheimer's Diseaser


12:00 | Keith Schwartz: Tone Deafness? Understanding, Discovering, and Correcting Musical Aptitude


12:30 PM | Lunch


2:00 | Reuben Walker: All Mixed Up: Comparing the Modal-Falsetto Speech Register Transition in Male and Female Voices


2:30 | Dr. Lisa Lowry: The French-Canadian Alternative


3:00 | Julia Pefanis: A Response to the Question: Is Classical Music Dying?


3:30 | Break


3:45 | Dr. Kirsten Kunkle: The Educational Benefits of Commissioning and Premiering Vocal Repertoire at the Undergraduate Level


4:15 | Suna Avci: Ornamentation: From Treatises to Teaching


4:45 | Amanda Russo: Worlds Colliding: The Jugendstil Movement and Turn of the Century German Romantic Music


5:15 | Jessica Usherwood: American Vocal Chamber Music


5:45 | Closing Remarks