VMTA Webinar Series
For voice teachers and singers
Amplified Alignment: Putting the Singing Voice Together
Presented by Emily Martin and Elizabeth McDonald, em2CONNECT
Broadcast Live from Toronto, Canada, and Vinalhaven, Maine USA
Date: Tuesday 10 November
Time: 7:30pm (AEDT)
Location: Online via Zoom
PD Certificate Provided
Singing is an artistic and athletic endeavor that has the potential to communicate much of our human experience through song, opera, and chorus. But in order to fully communicate, we need to ﬁnd the optimal functioning and alignment of the physical body.
This session will focus on teaching proactive strategies for the singing athlete. These strategies will provide singers and teachers with knowledge beyond what they receive in the applied lesson studio, so they can take charge of their overall instrument in the practice room and on the performance stage.
You will learn about yoga sequences, myofascial release, meditation, and wellness information, in order to cultivate awareness in the well-aligned physical body to produce optimum sound.
There will be a Q&A session towards the end of the webinar, giving attendees an opportunity to ask questions. After you have watched the webinar, you will be able to download a PD certificate, and you will be sent a link to the recording.
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About the Presenters
Emily Martin and Elizabeth McDonald are em2CONNECT. Together, the two believe that collaborative ideation does not have to just be “pretty-talk”, but that it has the power to reach deeper and create lasting and meaningful connections for arts organizations and individuals. em2CONNECT is an ideas-driven, high energy duo that raises collaboration to “the power of two” and is modeling a unique brand of arts entrepreneurship in the music world and beyond. em2CONNECT provides three platforms of work to the artist community: CONSULTING to arts organizations looking for new ideas and broader engagement of their community; FACILITATION to artists looking to deepen their artistic practice; and COMMUNITY (through From The Voice Of network) that provides a platform for artists to gather for workshops, seminars, mastermind groups and more.
Dr Emily Martin, D.M.A is a faculty member at the prestigious liberal arts college, Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA. As an advocate of social justice, Emily has found various ways to use her art to explore social equity and was recently awarded the 2019-20 President’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award. Emily has taught multiple classes and led workshops in Arts Entrepreneurship and continues her performing career around the world. As a soprano, Emily has regularly received acclaim for her “enchanting iridescence”, and has been called “dramatically energetic and skillful,” for her operatic performing in opera houses across the US including the Santa Fe Opera, Palm Beach Opera, and the Chautauqua Opera. Emily has graced the stage of Carnegie Hall in Handel’s Messiah and has presented solo recitals across the US and Canada. Assistant Professor at Bucknell University and Director of the Bucknell Opera Lab, Emily regularly teaches and directs around the United States. As a certiﬁed yoga teacher (RYT) she has taught multiple singer and musician wellness classes and has presented on her wellness research at the Performing Arts Medical Association National Conference and the National Association of Teachers of Singing National Conference.
Prof. Elizabeth McDonald, M.M. is a voice faculty member at the University of Toronto, one of the largest publicly funded universities in North America. During her ﬁfteen years as a contract academic, Elizabeth has developed a diverse career as a teacher, mentor, and performer. She has given masterclasses, presented workshops, and taught private lessons all over Canada, the US, and the UK to both solo and choral singers. She has mentored singers through wins including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the Eckhardt-Gramatte National Music Competition. She has taught workshops on Arts Entrepreneurship at higher education schools including London’s Guildhall School of Music and at the Iceland University of the Arts. As a leader and administrator, she has served as the President of the Ontario Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and was a charter member of the newly established Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Working Group at the UofT Faculty of Music.
Together, Elizabeth and Emily make up the dynamic team of em2CONNECT.