Breakout Sessions
  • Unleashing Bodily/Kinesthetic Intelligence
  • Audiation: Developing Musical Independence in Singers
  • Mindful Voice: Ten Tenets from the Cognitive Revolution
  • How to Teach Belting 
  • Beyond the Spiritual: 20th Century African-American Women Composers 
  • Voice Students from the Fringe 
  • Studio Management and Technology 
  • It Takes a Team: Managing Voice Disorders   
  • Working with the Recreational Singer 
  • Teaching Children 
  • Technology and Career Enhancement for Singers and Teachers
  • Rock and Roll is Here to Stay!

Other Notable Sessions
  • Toe to Head: A Physical Therapy Approach to Postural Alignment and Performance ImprovementPhysical therapist Jodi Barth, and her assistant Gincy Stezar will present a special two hour session on ways for singers to improve performance.
  • Stepping On Stage 1: Preparation for your Opera AuditionA panel of established professionals from the theater and successful singer training programs share their insights into the current standards & demands of the opera stage. Several young singers will present trial auditions for feedback from the panelists.

  • Stepping On Stage II: Preparation for your Musical Theatre AuditionA panel of prominent professionals from the world of music theatre will share their insights from the world of music theatre. Aspiring professional artists will have the chance to sing for the critique of the presenters.

  • Hearing Study- Attendees at this year's conference will have the opportunity to participate in research on the hearing acuity of teachers of singing by completing a short self assessment followed by a hearing test administered by an audiologist. Appointments will be scheduled throughout the conference. Preliminary results of the study will be announced at the final plenary session.  Attendees will be able to volunteer during the conference registration process.

  • Solo and Choral Singing: A Symbiotic Relationship - Do your voice and choral colleagues misunderstand each other’s efforts to improve the singing of students?  How can you start a conversation with your choral faculty to understand the common ground between the voice studio and choral rehearsal?  Join with a panel of voice teachers and choral directors to be part of a national conversation on developing a “common language” between the choral rehearsal and voice studio for the benefit of your students.