Photo: Dr. Melody Rich, associate professor of voice; workshop coordinator
Associate professor of voice, Dr. Melody Rich, says an innovative workshop coming to Hardin-Simmons University later this month is sure to attract some attention among singers and vocal instructors.
Dr. Veera Khare Asher, the creator of Pilates2Voice®, an innovative technique that utilizes Pilates and vocal training, is set to share her expertise with vocal instructors, teachers, singers, and students at Hardin-Simmons University, September 27-28, 2013.
Her interactive workshop incorporates new knowledge of body works and its impact on the singing performer. Dr. Asher describes the technique as “the lesson before the lesson,” a method crafted to optimize body and mind for the vocal performer.
“It is a standalone technique from traditional Pilates in that it uses a new system of exercises focusing on proprioceptive, strength, and conditioning training,” says Asher. “Pilates2Voice® is a method of innervating and optimizing athletic performance of the Voice-Core Connection™ in order to properly control breath management, improve core performance, vocal consistency, strength and health.”
She points to a long list of benefits as a result of using the technique that includes vocal resonance, verbal articulation, reduced performance anxiety, and vocal versatility.
Dr. Asher earned her Opera degrees at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and at the Hartt School of Music in Connecticut. In 2009, she completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in voice performance at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Asher has been a presenter at numerous national and international conferences, including the National Association of Teachers of Singing workshop in Florida in 2012. She is also a certified Pilate’s instructor.
The workshop is hosted by the Great Plains Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and is made possible by the Hardin-Simmons University School of Music and a grant from NATS.
Friday, September 27, 4-7 p.m.
Saturday, September 28, 9:30-12:30 p.m., and 2-5 p.m.
May pay at the door
Hemphill Music Complex
For information on attending contact:
Dr. Melody Rich, associate professor of voice