Even if you weren't able to attend the conference live, you still have the opportunity to take full advantage of the knowledge and inspiration shared in this historic event by purchasing access to the event library.
These are just a few of the many exciting comments from participants:
Scroll through the Session Descriptions below to see what you'll get when you purchase access to the library. We know you are going to love it, and so do the hundreds of people who attended the conference and are now filled with knowledge and inspiration about helping women holistically to sing through change.
In this heartwarming conversation, Kim Vaughn, Master International Faculty member for Sweet Adelines, will give us a deep understanding of female barbershop singing and how singers in the choruses adjust to changes to their voices and abilities. Followed by a Q&A.
Rediscover the foundational aspects of singing again in your body as it is today, not as it was the last time you thought about the basics of breathing, resonance, and alignment. This class will involve movement, making sounds, and singing.
Alison will share her journey as a singer facing the challenges of being a single mother, health issues, and changes to her voice while trying to maintain a professional singing career.
What have hot flashes and dry skin got to do with my singing? Is there a relationship between voice and menopause? This session will explore the what if’s and why’s of possible voice changes associated with the midlife hormonal shift.
Get to know the foundational aspects of perimenopause, menopause, and post menopause. The conversation will include discussing hormone therapy and alternative treatments for menopausal symptoms in this interview with Nancy Bos.
Linda Hall has twenty-five years’ experience in the integrative healthcare field and has been teaching meditation and mind-body awareness since 2001. In this short meditation we will ground ourselves for the remainder of the day.
We will learn about the best ways to support our bodies and minds through a time of life that can be challenging. Pamela will share insights from the worlds of nutrition and lifestyle. Her presentation will be followed by a Q&A.
In this unprecedented choral roundtable, an international panel will discuss strategies for choral singing for women in midlife and beyond. The panel will be hosted by Nancy Bos and Stephen O'Bent. Panelists include Rick Bjella (San Antonio Chamber Choir), Diane Clark (Sweet Adelines International and co-author of So You Want to Sing Barbershop), Cate Frazier-Neely (women's chorus pedagogue, singing voice specialist, and co-author of Singing Through Change), and Keith "Doc" Hampton (Chicago Community Chorus). Click here for details!
This talk presents an 8 year study on the functionality of the mature female voice and what can help to maintain this function. This is the first time that the findings from this study will be presented outside of the UK and Europe. The results from this study are statistically significant giving evidence that the function of the voice can be maintained.
Musical theatre and cabaret performer Queenie van de Zandt’s cult-comedy alter-ego, Jan van de Stool, has made over 1 million Australian’s laugh over the past 16 years, through her comedy shows, YouTube videos and TV appearances. Jan, who calls herself an “international musical therapist," is building a custom "presentation" for Celebrate Singing! Be prepared to do some of Jan’s trademarked ‘musical therapy exercises’, listen to her ‘powerful’ singing voice and get ready to laugh.
In this 35-minute meditation we will ground ourselves to receive the tools and wisdom that will be offered during the day. Linda Hall has twenty-five years’ experience in the integrative healthcare field and has been teaching meditation and mind-body awareness since 2001.
Women’s experiences of (peri)menopause and postmenopause are highly individual and at the same time socio-cultural. In this talk, Petra will introduce you to the three main narratives linked to menopause, and how they can influence us on a deeply personal level. You will also learn how self-compassion and mindful presence with our experience can help us adjust to (and embrace) change.
A movement based session that will focus on the pelvic girdle, a place women benefit from improving mobility and strength, to provide a foundation for the body and voice. Class will be accessible to all levels.
As singers, directors and educators we live very busy vocal lives. Understanding vocal injury, common signs and symptoms for singers, and risk factors associated with vocal overuse are an important part of one's vocal health regimen. This session will further explore Five Key Components for managing a busy vocal lifestyle, and train practical tools for self-monitoring, recovery, warm-up and prevention. Followed by live Q and A.
In the midst of all the busy-ness of a woman's life, it is easy to lose track of how talking and other voiced activities have a significant impact on our singing. The free Singer Savvy App helps build mindfulness and better habits by tracking all voice use, water intake and rest periods. It also offers guidance on general voice care. Free download singersavvyapp.com
This live vocal workout will be an opportunity to put into practice, in your own voice, the findings from Rebecca Mosley-Morgan's research.
Dr. Abby finds hope and gratitude create the joy we should embrace in our lives. This conversation with Nancy Bos will be followed by a live discussion on choosing joy for yourself and your singing.
This session will explore specific ways we can learn from evidence-based tools in psychology, somatic education, sports therapy, and andragogy (adult learning theory) to increase effectiveness in our teaching and conducting. Cate will also discuss application of cross-training the voice and pacing exercises. Her presentation will be followed by a Q&A.
Session recordings will be available at the close of each day. The recordings will be accessible through December 2021, with the exception of Dr. Reena Gupta's session, which will be available for only a week after the conference.