Date: August 6-9, 2013
Salt Lake City, Utah

Join the NCVS , along with renowned voice scientists and vocal trainers, for a 4-day singing workshop with "wired" master classes. Melding professional voice and technology, these enhanced techniques will explore in-depth singing instruction, using technology in studio.


Understand how vocal health and voice science are intertwined.
Learn spectrographic & EGG technology that can be used in the studio to help with singing instruction and biofeedback.
Gain hands-on experience by presenting your own teaching techniques in an open session, while being ‘wired’ with the technology
Participate in four days of focused master classes
This 4-day event for only $525 (professional) $450 (student) Addition: We have added an extra day devoted to instruction only you can attend this portion and the rest of the workshop for $600

Join us next August, in Salt Lake City, for this truly unique event!

Hotel Information


The symposium will feature the follow keynote speakers:

Ingo R. Titze, Ph.D., is a University of Iowa Foundation Distinguished Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the School of Music. He is also the Executive Director for the National Center for Voice and Speech, which is located at the University of Utah.

Dr. Titze has published over 350 articles in scientific and educational journals, authored books entitled Principles of Voice Production and The Myoelastic-Aerodynamic Theory of Phonation, Fascinations with the Human Voice, and is currently completing his most recent book, entitled Vocology. Dr. Titze is considered the" father of vocology" (a specialty within speech-language pathology).  He has defined the word and the specialty as “the science and practice of voice habilitation.” 

Donald Gray Miller, Ph.D.
is an operatic bass-baritone. After earning a Master of Music degree from Yale University, he sang professionally for several years in Europe. When he joined the faculty of the Syracuse University School of Music, he continued an active performing career in opera, concert, and recital. In the 1980s, he started doing research on the acoustics and physiology of the singing voice with Harm Schutte in Groningen, The Netherlands. Later in that decade he settled in Groningen full time, where he and Prof. Schutte published a number of articles, earning him a PhD with the publication of Registers in Singing in the year 2000. Since 1996, a product of that research has been the software program VoceVista, providing digital feedback for singing instruction from spectrum analysis and the electroglottograph (EGG). In 2008, Miller published Resonance in Singing, concisely describing the application of the system to analysis of the recorded literature, as well as to live instruction in the voice studio.

Stephen Robertson Ph.D., is a vocal pedagogue who is much in demand both nationally and internationally. In the USA, he has given regular masterclasses and lectures at the University of Indiana singing workshops. He also gives presentations on aspects of vocal technique for both singers and pedagogues. As Head of Vocal Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, he brings to the post the multi-disciplinary skills of singer, teacher and voice researcher and a clear vision for the future training of young singers.

Stephen studied Music at the University of Oxford and Singing with Marjorie Thomas and David Johnston of the Royal Academy of Music. He sang at Bayreuth, Frankfurt, and the Salzburg Osterfestspiele, where he was invited to join the music staff. He taught at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester for six years and has been teaching at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama) for eleven years. Stephen’s students have sung at many of the world's leading opera houses, including Covent Garden, La Scala, Le Chatelet, Netherlands Opera, Vlaamse Opera, Canadian National Opera, Norwegian National Opera, Strasbourg, Wiesbaden, English National, Glyndebourne, Opera North, and others. In addition to his teaching, Stephen is actively involved in singing voice research, especially in the area of the male passaggio. In August 2012, he was an invited speaker at the international Physiology and Acoustics of Singing Conference in Stockholm, and in May this year he is giving a demonstration master class for the British Voice Association in London.

Historical Note:
Even while battling cancer, Paul Kiesgen extended his teaching career by hosting high-level annual workshops at Indiana University. These justifiably drew participants from over the whole of North America, as well as abroad. Like other professionals, singing teachers need to continue to learn. The particular difficulty for singing teachers, however, is that the severely limited ability of language to describe sound, coupled with the hidden and personal nature of the instrument, makes the sharing of information about what singers “do” very difficult. In his last years Paul, who did so much to upgrade singing pedagogy as a serious and sharable discipline, introduced to his workshops the feedback signals of VoceVista, thus greatly improving the chances of individual singing teachers to be discussing the same objective phenomena. Mutual learning among singing teachers takes a great leap forward in this way.

It takes years of learning and experience to make an accomplished teacher of singing. Paul’s passing leaves a gap for those who seek to enhance their knowledge with an intensive summer course. The National Center for Voice and Speech (NCVS) in Salt Lake City has picked up the thread and engaged Stephen Robertson and Donald Miller, who figured prominently in the most recent of Paul’s workshops. They will be joined by prominent master teachers Roy Delp and Cynthia Munzer to focus, respectively, on countertenors and mezzos. The considerable similarities, as well as some differences, between these two categories of singers show up brilliantly and objectively in the display of real-time feedback from the signals. We look forward to learning at all levels, and not just among countertenors and mezzos.

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Contact Us: Info on Singing Workshop

Additional Speakers (click here) We have the bios of the addtional speakersfor the Singers Workshop


Hotel Accommodations

Mention the "Singing Conference" when booking to get the discounted rate.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to a large conference going on downtown SLC these rates
will only be available until July 1st.
After this date it will be very
difficult to book a room downtown.

University of Utah Guest House

110 Fort Douglas Boulevard 
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
(801) 587-1000

Secured Rate : $95.00 per night


Salt Lake City Marriott University Park
480 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, Utah 84106
(800) 382-3320

Secured Rate : $167.00 per night