About 15 local high school and university teachers are expected at a National Association of Teachers of Singing North Florida Chapter Symposium Oct. 19 at JU. Special speakers include Dr. Christine Sapienza, Associate Dean of the JU College of Health Sciences and Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Kimberly Beasley, JU Assistant Professor of Voice and NATS Chapter president.
The event for members of the NATS North Florida Chapter is unprecedented in that the Voice Area at JU is building a liaison with the new Speech-Language Pathology program in the JU College of Health Sciences, Beasley said.
Professors from schools such as JU, the University of North Florida and Florida State College at Jacksonville will be on hand, as well as instructors from as far away as Daytona Beach.
The speaker lineup is as follows:
11 a.m. — Dr. Christine Sapienza, Associate Dean of the JU College of Health Sciences, Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Jacksonville University – Vocal Health and Expiratory Strength Training.
12:45 p.m. — Dr. Carole Clifford, Visiting Professor at Stetson University – Tongue tension: Problems and solutions.
1:30 p.m., Panel Discussion — Kimberly Beasley, Assistant Professor of Voice, JU – Studio Building Blocks: Methods for the four-year development of a BFA.
2:15 p.m. — Dr. Anne Richie, mezzo-soprano and studio instructor – Career Longevity and the Professional Female Singer.
3 p.m., Panel Discussion — Transforming Singers into Better Musicians – methods and resources for ear training, sight singing and theory.
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