"The voice provides the main tool for both semantic and emotional communication, and is therefore relevant to auditory perception, psychology, neurology, cognition, linguistics and phonetics. It is a crucial tool not only in education but also in the daily work for about 30% of the entire working population."
Voice Matters, World Voice Day
April 16 is World Voice Day - a day to celebrate the power and affect of the human voice. There are two World Voice Day events happening in Sydney, beginning this weekend:
This year the Australian Voice Association is celebrating World Voice Day with an educational event aimed at singers. Guests will explore how to maintain a healthy voice when singing with presentations from ENT Jonathan Livesey, speech pathologist Cate Madill and voice teacher Rowena Cowley. Old Teachers College at The University of Sydney, Thursday 16 April, 6pm, entry by gold coin donation. Register here.
Plus "Sing it Sydney" will take over the Paddington Town Hall on Sunday 12 April from 4pm, with performances from the Sydney Street Choir and other local acts. Entry by gold coin donation. More info is here!
Happy World Voice Day!
Today I facilitated a 'Voice Fundamentals' workshop to the team at CHOICE Magazine. It was great working with this dedicated and insightful team, who spend their days protecting and advocating consumer rights. We dived into an explorations of techniques for speaking with clarity, resonance and confidence whether speaking for media appearances, delivering presentations, or conducting interviews. Thanks to CHOICE for an enjoyable morning and for sharing these photos of the workshop.
Please get in touch if you are interested in organising a voice workshop for your workplace or organisation.