SINGING BODY CLINIC EDUCATION
A MIND OF ITS OWN
Emotion in the Artist's Body
A 4-hour educational intensive focused on the feeling-based aspects of healthy singing, embodiment, and artistry.
This course is for teachers and students who have an insatiable curiosity about the singing body. This course aims to add physiological knowledge that conventional approaches to vocal technique don't necessarily incorporate. Emotional health and vocal health go hand-in-hand. With this knowledge, we can become better, healthier singers and teachers.
Lecture: The Physiology of Emotions
Practice: Proprioception & Free Association
Lecture: Organs & Psychosomatic Associations
Practice: Embodiment Meditation & Interoception
Practice: Boundaries & Exteroception
Overview & Introductions
Lecture: Body Awareness & Understanding "Ceptions"
Practice: Transcribing Body Awareness & Identifying Your Narrative
Lecture: Neuroception, Safety, & Play
Insights & Perspectives: Jeni Houser, Soprano
Closing Thoughts: Empathy, Connection, & Community
This course will teach you:
The difference between psychological feelings and physiological emotions
How to categorize different aspects of body-awareness through intuitive, somatic exercises
Strategies for working with the singing body through a feeling-based approach
The physiology and naturalness of stage fright and performance anxiety
Protective, evolutionary-based aspects of human physiology and their impacts on singing
The social engagement system and its role in healthy singing and emotional artistry
The regulating, healing capacity of the human voice
Director, Singing Body Clinic
E-RYT 200 | CHC | CEC
As an athletic trainer, E-RYT 200, movement educator, speaker, and health activist, Jay Colwell is molding a new narrative of physical health within the classical vocal industry. During his time as a coach, athletic trainer, and bodywork practitioner he has coached world-class artists on the rosters of The Metropolitan Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Wiener Staatsoper, The Chicago Lyric Opera, LA Opera, Opernhaus Zürich, and others.
Voice Teacher, Singing Body Clinic
Opera News lauds Jeni Houser’s performances as “commanding and duplicitous, yet also vulnerable. She has a bright future above the staff.” Ms. Houser has sung on stages from around the globe including The Metropolitan Opera, LA Opera, Dallas Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Austin Opera, Central City Opera, and Cincinnati Opera, multiple performances with Minnesota Opera, and more.