Choral Tone Hacks: Using Techniques From the Studio to Create Distinct, Diverse Timbres
Saturday, January 30, 2021
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Different compositions often require drastically different vocal timbres and techniques, and teaching a variety of tonal styles in a healthful and efficient way can be a daunting task. This presentation will use real repertoire, audience participation, and a demonstration choir to show quick, effective, and healthy ways to drastically change your choir’s tone. The rehearsal techniques presented are sourced directly from vocal pedagogy textbooks, private studio tricks, and choral rehearsals.
Learner Outcome 1
A set of rehearsal techniques to healthfully create a senza-vibrato choral tone when the repertoire demands and a set of criteria to determine when that kind of tone is appropriate.
Learner Outcome 2
Each attendee will learn a set of vocal techniques to create variety in the color of a choir’s sound – bright, clear, dark, warm, rich, light, heavy, etc.
Learner Outcome 3
The attendee will learn the vocal science behind each technique so that the “hacks” can be used safely and adapted appropriately.