BREAKOUT SESSION - Strategies to Optimize Tongue Function for Efficient Voice Training
Tongue tension is a common focus in voice training. Often among the most elusive structures to manage, directives such as “relax your tongue” typically don’t yield the desired outcome. This micro workshop will provide an alternate framework for working with the tongue instead of against it. We will learn self-guided manual exercises to help dismantle inefficient holding patterns and encourage new motor patterns promoting flexibility and independence for more efficient voice production.
MARCI DANIELS ROSENBERG, BM, MS CCC-SLP
Marci is a singer, performer, speech pathologist and clinical singing voice specialist. She has worked clinically for almost 20 years at The University of Michigan Vocal Health Center specializing in rehabilitation of injured voices. Additionally, she serves as the on-site vocal health consultant to the Department of Musical Theatre at University of Michigan. After completing her undergraduate degrees in vocal performance and speech pathology, Ms. Rosenberg was a research fellow in the Voice and Speech Lab at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders before finishing her graduate degree in speech language pathology at Bowling Green University. Marci presents workshops and lectures nationally and internationally on vocal health and wellness, managing vocal injuries and application of kinesiology and motor learning principals to voice therapy and singing voice rehabilitation. She is co-author of The Vocal Athlete, and The Vocal Athlete- Application and Technique for the Hybrid Singer, currently in its second edition. She has research publications and is also a featured author in several voice pedagogy books. Marci has recently launched a three-course online workshop as part of The Ultimate Vocal Athlete series on application of SOVT techniques for voice training. She is guest faculty at The New CCM Summer Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah. Marci is a member of The Pan-American Vocology Association and served as Vice President from 2017 to 2019. Ms. Rosenberg maintains a private voice studio and consulting practice. As Marci specializes in multiple vocal styles, her clients have ranged from the Broadway stage to the Metropolitan Opera and everything in between.
Financial Disclosure: Ms. Rosenberg has no financial relationships to disclose.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Ms. Rosenberg has no non-financial relationships to disclose.