NATS Science-Informed Voice Pedagogy Resources

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This page is a resource for voice teachers who want to learn more about science-informed voice pedagogy. Here is a summary of the page:

Background: The page explains how NATS has been working since 2015 to create science-informed pedagogy resources for voice teachers, with the help of more than 60 volunteers. The page also provides a brief history of the initiative and a list of the volunteers.

Syllabi: The page offers sample syllabi for teaching science-informed voice pedagogy courses, either as a one-course or a two-course curriculum. The syllabi include learning objectives, course content, assignments, and assessment methods.

Lab assignments: The page provides examples of lab assignments that can be used to explore various aspects of voice science and pedagogy, such as vocal register, resonance, vibrato, vowel modification, and visual feedback. The assignments use software tools such as VoceVista Video Pro and Madde Voice Range Profile.

Lesson observation forms: The page includes sample forms and guidelines for observing and evaluating voice lessons, either as a student or as a teacher. The forms cover aspects such as lesson planning, vocal technique, repertoire selection, feedback, and self-evaluation.

CCM curriculum: The page contains a unit on teaching contemporary commercial music (CCM) styles, such as belt, mix, and twang. The unit includes articles, videos, and exercises on the evolution, physiology, and pedagogy of CCM singing.

Other resources: The page also lists other resources that can be useful for voice teachers who want to learn more about science-informed voice pedagogy, such as textbooks, articles, multimedia, terminology, definitions, supplementary programs, research surveys, repertoire suggestions, ethics, and professional conduct.

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Authored by: Aaron Johnson

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