January Webinar: HOW TO MAKE YOUR VOICE LAST A LIFETIME
Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 6:30pm CST | webex.com
How are singers able to achieve such amazing vocal gymnastics? How do they make such an incredible variety of sounds, from bluegrass to rock to opera? In this webinar, you’ll learn about vocal anatomy and physiology, how the voice works and why different singers sound so different. The seminar will also include information on typical voice injuries, how they are evaluated and treated, and tips for taking care of your voice so that it will last you a lifetime. The webinar instructor will be Leda Scearce, MM, MS, CCC-SLP, singer, voice teacher and clinical singing voice rehabilitation specialist from Duke Voice Care Center.
This webinar is $20 for IBMA members, and $40 for non-members. To register, email Taylor at Taylor@ibma.org. Space is limited, so sign up early!
More about Leda:
Singing Voice Specialist
Clinical Associate Faculty, Director of Performing Voice Programs and Development
Duke Voice Care Center
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke University Department of Music
Soprano Leda Scearce has been featured in leading roles with the National Opera Company, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Long Leaf Opera Festival, Triangle Opera, the Ohio Light Opera Company and Whitewater Opera Company, and has appeared as concert soloist with orchestras including the North Carolina, Toledo and Honolulu Symphonies. An active proponent of new music, Ms. Scearce has given world premiere performances of works written for her with the Berkeley Contemporary Chamber Players, Nashville Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Nashville, Mallarme Chamber Players, the American Chamber Music Festival and Chamber Music Hawaii. A winner of the Birmingham Opera Vocal Competition, Ms. Scearce has also been a Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Ms. Scearce is a graduate of Indiana University with both bachelors and masters degrees in vocal performance.
A voice teacher for over 25 years, Ms. Scearce has served on the artist faculties of Bowling Green State University, Meredith College, Brigham Young University of Hawaii and the University of Southern Maine. She currently holds an appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Practice of Music in the Duke University Department of Music, where she acts as consultant in vocal health and wellness.
Ms. Scearce obtained the Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Boston University, where she completed an internship in voice disorders and voice rehabilitation for the performing voice at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She is currently Singing Voice Specialist, Clinical Associate Faculty and Director of Performing Voice Programs and Development at the Duke Voice Care Center, where she provides rehabilitation therapy to singers, actors and other vocal performers with voice injuries. Ms. Scearce is a frequent speaker on the topic of the singing voice at national and international voice conferences, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the Voice Foundation, National Association of Teachers of Singing, the International Conference on the Physiology and Acoustics of Singing, The National Center for Voice and Speech, the McIver Lecture in Vocal Pedagogy and the North Carolina Regional Chapter of the Acoustical Society of America. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Voice Foundation, National Association of Teachers of Singing, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and serves as member at large for the North Carolina Regional Chapter of the Acoustical Society of America. Ms. Scearce maintains an active performance career.