Vocal Pedagogy Workshop

JUNE 20 - 21, 2014
Registration Deadline: June 1 (Late Registration with Fee)

The Practical Pedagogue: Preparing Singers for the Next Step

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This year’s workshop will particularly address the training of the younger singer:
  • How to get your student past the college screening auditions so commonly required
  • How to properly eliminate excessive breathiness
  • How to teach the male high voice and extend the range
  • How to get your young sopranos and mezzos to sing successfully above the staff
  • Young singers will be invited to attend at no charge if accompanied by their voice teacher. They will be   
    offered the opportunity to sing in Master classes and observed lessons given by Dr. Austin

Friday June 20, 2014
  • 8:30 a.m. - Registration
  • 9:00 a.m. - Chiaroscuro: secret to success!
  • 12:00-1:30 p.m. - Lunch
  • 1:30–3:00 p.m. - Masterclass
  • 3:00-3:30 p.m. - Break
  • 3:30 – 5:30 - Building Strong Voices 12 Different Ways Pt. 1
  • 5:30–7 p.m. - Dinner
  • 7 p.m. - Evening Program TBA  


Saturday June 21, 2014
• 9:00 a.m. - Building Strong Voices 12 Different Ways Pt. 2
• 12:00-1:30 p.m. - Lunch
• 1:30–3:00 p.m. - Masterclass
• 3:00-3:30 p.m. - Break
• 3:30 – 5:30 - Building Strong Voices 12 Different Ways Pt. 3
• 5:30 - The College Audition: How and When

$100 (registration prior to June 1, 2014)
$150 (registration after June 1, 2014)
$50 Any college student enrolled at any university



Dr. Stephen F. Austin is associate professor voice and vocal pedagogy at the University of North Texas. Dr. Austin is recognized as one of the leading experts in vocal pedagogy in the country. He received a masters degree in vocal performance from UNT and then earned the Ph.D. in Voice Science from the University of Iowa under the direction of the renowned voice scientist, Dr. Ingo Titze. Dr. Austin's scientific research has focused on measurement and analysis of the acoustics and physiology of the singing voice. He has published his research in The Journal of Voice. His extensive pedagogical writings have appeared in Australian Voice, Classical Singer, The Choral Journal and The Journal of Singing. He has been a featured guest at national and international conferences including The National Association of Teachers of Singing, Music Teachers National Association, The Voice Foundation, and the International Conference on Physiology and Acoustics of Singing. He has presented lectures and masterclasses throughout the United States and in England, Australia and Europe. Dr. Austin is creator and primary contributor of the popular column 'Provenance' which appears in every issue of The Journal of Singing where he explores the historical development of pedagogical thought and practice.


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