new voice educators' symposium | February 21st and 22nd, 2014




The Indiana University Student NATS chapter extends an invitation to join us for the 10th Annual New Voice Educators Symposium. The Symposium is designed to provide a forum for information and discussion about vocal performance, vocal pedagogy, voice science, vocal literature, and any other related subjects. Our mission is to provide new and future teachers of singing the opportunity to present academic papers in a formal, yet friendly atmosphere.


New Voice Educators Symposium (NVES)
February 21-22, 2014
Sweeney Hall
(Indiana University - Bloomington)


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Topics and Presenters:


Friday, February 21, 2014


5:30 Zachary Coates: The Genesis of the German Art Ballad
6:15 Brayton Arvin: Intonation Causes and Solutions in the Voice Studio
6:45 Dr. Suna Avci Gunther: Des Knaben Wunderhorn settings of Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss
7:15 Ross Coughanour: Insights into Vocal Pedagogy through a Study of Human Evolution
7:45 Kartika Putri: The Application of the Alexander Technique Principles in Singing



Saturday, February 22, 2014


9:00 Dr. Mitra Sadeghpour, Vice President, NATS
9:30 Martha Eason: Eat Your Fruits and Vegetables: Nutrition and the Voice
10:00 Joe Uthup: The Properties of Sound: Elements of a Musical Tone
10:30 Jacquelyn Matava: Dominick Argento's From the Diary of Virginia Woolf: An Introduction
11:00 Benjamin Smith: Nasality in Speech and Singing
11:30 Adam Walton: It’s Always Better When We’re Together: Duet Repertoire for the Voice Studio


12:00-1:00 Lunch break


1:00 Reuben Walker: Resonance Connections: Acoustic Influences on Phonation
1:30 Rachel K. Evans: Coloratura: A Survey of Teaching Approaches
2:00 Ellen Graham: The Role of Laryngeal Function in Breathing for Singing


2:45-3:00 Break


3:00 Ashley L. Stone: Dungeons, Dragons, and Opera Workshop
3:30 Shin-Yeong Noh: The Impact of Women’s Health on Voice and Singing
4:00 Katie Timm: The Aging Voice and Vocal Pedagogy for the Older Singer
4:30 Will Perkins: Incorporating Musical Theater in the Classical Voice Studio