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BRITISH VOICE ASSOCIATION
RESEARCH STUDY DAY and Van Lawrence Prize
Friday 24 November 2023, 10.00 - 17.15
- JOHAN SUNDBURG (Professor Emeritus, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm)
- STEPHEN CLIFT (Professor Emeritus, Canterbury Christ Church University, and former Director of the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health)
This BVA Research Study Day embraces established and newly launched perspectives on research questions. Up to eleven presentations will offer a review of how science and evidence-based research has influenced our understanding of voice, vocal health and pedagogy, its current practices and possible future directions. Our Keynote speakers are the pioneering international authority on acoustics and the singing voice, Professor Johan Sundberg, and arts and health specialist, Professor Stephen Clift. Additional speakers are Joanne Bozeman, Rebecca Moseley-Morgan, and three early career researchers. The day culminates in the presentations of the four finalists for the 2023 Van Lawrence Prize.
This BVA Study Day is for anyone, scientist or artist (or both) with a personal or professional interest in voice research, to share knowledge, good practice, and promote collaboration in solving issues related to the speaking and singing voice.
The Van Lawrence Prize: Van L. Lawrence was an outstanding American Otolaryngologist known and admired by those specialising in voice. His death in 1990 was a great loss to all in the field. Perhaps his greatest contribution was to the advancement of interdisciplinary education among physicians and voice teachers. To honour his contribution to the voice world, the BVA in 2002 instituted an award in his name to be offered every other year provided there are sufficient applicants of a suitable standard. The Van Lawrence Prize is open to members and non-members of the BVA, including students, and carries a cash prize of £500. There is also a Fellowship in his name in the United States offered jointly by the Voice Foundation and the National Association of Teachers of Singing. The submission deadline for the 2023 Van Lawrence Prize closed in July.
|10.15||Welcome and Introduction (Chair: Rebecca Moseley-Morgan)|
|Keynote by Professor Johan Sundberg|
|What can we learn from singers’ voice source and nose resonance?|
|11.30||Three Short Presentations from early-career or new researchers (announced mid-October)|
|Q & A|
|13.30||Introduction to the Van Lawrence Prize|
|The Van Lawrence Prize 2023 finalists: Four presentations|
|The impact of testosterone on the voice of menopausal women|
|A longitudinal study of vocal functionality and longevity in the mature female voice: Key findings|
|Q & A|
|16.00||Keynote by Professor Stephen Clift|
|Assessing the internal and external validity of singing for health trials: Findings from a critique of the Culture For Health report (2022)|
|17.00||Announcement of winner of the Van Lawrence Prize 2023|
- BVA members: £60/£50 (early bird rate before 27 October) – recording link included in price
- Non-BVA: £75/£65 (early bird rate before 27 October) – recording link included in price
- Student/recent graduate: £40 – recording link included in price
HOW TO BOOK:
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FOLLOW THE SCIENCE: Latest evidence-based research for voice practitioners and clinicians
PRESENTATION TITLES AND PRESENTER BIOS
>The impact of testosterone on the voice of menopausal women
A graduate of the University of Arizona, Joanne Bozeman has been a singing teacher for 46 years. Though retired from academia (Lawrence University’s Conservatory of Music, in Wisconsin, USA) and professional singing, she continues to be engaged with the voice community as a teacher and presenter. Joanne is co- author (with Nancy Bos) of Singing Through Change: Women’s Voices in Midlife, Menopause, and Beyond, published in 2020. The book, based on a qualitative investigation of 55 singers as well as related research, highlights stories of women’s fascinating and sometimes complex experiences with their voices during this important phase of life. Joanne is a member of NATS, PAVA and VASTA.
KEYNOTE: Assessing the internal and external validity of singing for health trials: Findings from a critique of the Culture For Health report (2022)
Stephen Clift is Professor Emeritus, Canterbury Christ Church University, and former Director of the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health. He is a Visiting Professor in the International Centre for Community Music, York St John University and the School of Music, University of Leeds. Stephen has worked in the field of health promotion and public health for over thirty years, and has made contributions to research, practice and training on HIV/AIDS prevention and sex education, international travel and health, and the health promoting school in Europe. Since 2000 he has pursued research in arts and heath and particularly the potential value of group singing for health and wellbeing. Stephen was one of the founding editors of Arts & Health: An international journal for research, policy and practice. He is joint editor with Professor Paul Camic of the Oxford Textbook of Creative Arts, Health and Wellbeing. https://orcid.org/0000- 0001-5442-267X
A longitudinal study of vocal functionality and longevity in the mature female voice: Key findings
Rebecca Moseley-Morgan is Chair of Education for the British Voice Association. She is a former opera singer turned voice science researcher, musicologist and voice teacher, based in Oxford and London where she specialises in teaching the older voice. She has recently submitted her PhD thesis on the longevity of the mature female a voice at University College, London. This research has spanned eight years, and findings support the hypotheses that the vocal competency of the mature female singer can be sustained through effective pedagogy.
KEYNOTE: What can we learn from singers’ voice source and nose resonance?
Professor Johan Sundberg has a PhD in musicology from Uppsala University, Sweden. He founded the research group for music acoustics at KTH (Department of Speech, Music and Hearing, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm) where he holds a personal Chair (Emeritus). The singing voice, and the theory underlying music performance have been his lifelong research themes. He has published more than 370 scientific articles and is author of the key text, The Science of the Singing Voice (1989). He is a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Music (President 1976-81), has honorary doctorates from York University UK; University of Athens, Greece; Université De Liège, Belgium; and University of Music, Freiburg. He continues to research and offer specialist seminars. In 2023 Professor Sundberg was awarded the Stockholm Culture Award.