The education of choral conductors, music educators, theatre directors, and school speech pathologists tends to be short on evidence-based voice and voice health education. VoiceCare is a nonprofit network of those professionals who want to be at the leading edge of their professions. After a 7-1/2 day summer impact course [Bodymind and Voice], VoiceCare Network membership and eligibility for followup learning experiences are conferred. Here's how some members have reacted:
. . . the Impact Course did have an impact (on me), but until I began teaching in the fall . . . I didn’t know HOW MUCH!. . . I’m enjoying my music experiences and teaching more than ever before. Such a difference!. . . I’m also less fatigued and more inspired.
Jody Kerchner, conductor, choral methods
Oberlin College, Oberlin OH
My voice is learning release, and my spirits were uplifted. I felt a real surge of self-confidence. ~ anonymous course evaluation
No one has meshed the physiological, psychological, social and emotional responses better! ~ anonymous course evaluation
(The faculty) were non-threatening, down-to-earth, accepting of all people, and easy to understand. ~ anonymous course evaluation
I’m enjoying trying things and exploring more, and it’s making my work and life more fun. Thanks so much.
Grey Brothers, Westmont College
Santa Barbara CA
My own singing has improved dramatically—not to mention no more strained voice and chronic laryngitis. ~ post-course letter from a member
After taking the Impact Course, for the first time in eight years of teaching, my voice was healthy and clear after the holiday concerts! ~ post-course letter from a member
I figured I'd learn a lot about voices--and I did--but this was a life-changing experience! ~ participant personal comment at the end of an Impact Course