An immersive workshop into the continuum of body, breath, and mind.
SOMA provides a solid foundation to explore the singing body, as well as specific physical and mental practices to supplement vocal technique and personal self-care. The focus of this workshop is to provide students, young artists, and working professionals applied knowledge of anatomy, breath mechanics, neuroscience, and a deep focus on the need for proactive and preventative self-care as a singer.
SOMA encourages participants to explore their creativity and connect with their voice more profoundly through a science-based approach to breath, body, and mind. This workshop is the holistic answer for the modern singer--promoting wellness and balance amidst artistic requirements to create a more synergistic, exceptional vocalist.
: From Greek sōma 'body'
A Somatic Exploration
SOMA participants are guided into an somatic exploration through the mind, breath, and body by a Singing Body Clinic professional. Through this exploration, participants gain applied knowledge of concepts, principles, and practices that optimizes physical awareness and promotes vocal health.
Every workshop provides participants the opportunity to experience a recital by a world-class singer and member of the Singing Body Clinic. Participants are able to observe in real time the full sequence of physical preparation, vocal execution, and post-singing practices.
“Since the vocal instrument is the whole human body, conscientious singers will make conditioning their instrument for long-term vitality a major priority.”
Clifton Ware, The Basics of Vocal Pedagogy