Duke Chapel and the Duke Voice Care Center will offer a free, online vocal health workshop with sessions on Wednesdays, September 23 and October 14, at 7:00 p.m. Audrey Walstrom, DMA, MA, CCC-SLP, a clinical singing voice specialist at the Duke Voice Care Center, will lead each one-hour session.
Click here to register. For more information, email Duke Chapel Music.
The two-part workshop, titled Singing Voice Health During COVID-19 and Beyond, approaches singers as vocal athletes who need to exercise their voices to avoid vocal injuries and will address vocal challenges during COVID-19.
In addition to singers, the workshop is designed for actors, choral directors, music educators, and other performers.
The first session on September 23 will focus on the anatomy of the singing voice, how voice injuries are treated, and how to keep your voice healthy. The October 14 session will cover how to develop healthy vocal habits, age-related voice changes, an introduction to basic vocal conditioning exercises, and tips to keep your voice in shape during COVID-19.
Zebulon Highben, director of Chapel Music, will moderate the sessions.
Attendance at the first session of the workshop is not required to participate in the second session.