The following proposals from VASTA members have been accepted for presentation at the VASTA 2017 Singapore Conference! 

 

*Presenter workshops, panels, and papers are subject to change due to availability of the presenter.

 

Papers | Master Workshops | Somatic Workshops | Panels

 

VASTA 2017 Accepted Papers

Featuring:

The Story of the Australian Voice

Presented by:

Melissa Agnew, Australia

 

Telling Extraordinary Personal Stories: An Intracultural Approach

Presented by:

Melissa Agnew, Australia

Kristine Landon-Smith, UK

 

The Inspired Voice-Healing Grief Through Storytelling and Song

Presented by:

Susan Patrick Benson, USA

 

Stories on the Spectrum: Support Strategies for Neuro Diverse Students

Presented by:

Rebecca Covey, USA

 

The Reluctant Storyteller

Presented by:

Katrina Denise Foster, Australia

Odile Le Clezio, Australia

 

An Actor (Vocally) Prepares: Analyzing the Evolution of Studio into Performance

Presented by:

Katie Hahn, USA

 

Vocology and the Merger of Science, Art, and Practice

Presented by:

Matthew Hoch, USA

 

The Effectiveness of Different Methodologies in Conservatoire Training: Lessac and Linklater at NIDA

Presented by:

Amy Hume, Australia

Katerina Moraitis, Australia

 

Investigating Voice and Alignment Through Motion-Capture Technology

Presented by:

Karen Kopryanski, USA

 

Breath-Body-Self

Presented by:

Sara Matchett, South Africa

 

’The Unspoken Plague’: Analyzing Audience Response to Your Mother’s Vagina

Presented by:

Lauren Miller, USA

 

Tale of the Tongue

Presented by:

Julia Moody, Australia

Luzita Fereday, Australia

 

The Authentic Actor: Reimagining vocal training embedded within core actor training

Presented by:

Andrea Moor, Australia

 

Lexical Scents

Presented by:

Linda Nicholls-Gidley, Australia

 

Losing Sight of Land: tales of psychophysical training from a dyslexic and dyspraxic perspective

Presented by:

Daron Oram, UK

 

Narrative, Attitudes, and Sound Parameters

Presented by:

Sulian Pacheco, Brazil

Cesar Lignelli, Brazil

Laughing VoiceTM : Can Lowering Cortisol Levels With Laughter Exercises Enhance Vocal Performance?

Presented by:

Pamela Prather, USA

 

Building ‘Gentle Bridges’ between traditional Tibetan Arts and western Voice Sciences; new approaches to Storytelling and Vocal Health

Presented by:

Ekaterina Valeeva Farrington, UK                       

 

The Use of Storytelling Techniques to Establish Healthy Vocal Usage in Student Teachers and to Empower them Vocally in their Future Teaching Careers

Presented by:

Margot Wood, South Africa

 

Phonetic Approaches: The Accent of Cantonese and its Application in Dramatic Text

Presented by:

Li Wing Hong, Hong Kong

 

VASTA 2017 Master Workshops

Featuring:

 

Singing the Stories of the English Speaking Tradition – The Ballad

Presented by:

Frankie Armstrong, UK

 

Seeking the Voice

Presented by:

Sarmen Almond, MX

 

My Story/ Your Story/ Our Story

Presented by:

Cynthia Bassham, USA

Nicole Cowans, USA

 

Breathing, Awareness, and Story: An Exploration of Chakra Energies

Presented by:

Kate Clarke, USA

 

An Introduction to Knight-Thompson Speechwork: Linguistic Detail in Singlish

Presented by:

Julie Foh, USA

Jeremy Sortore, USA

Petrina Kow, Singapore

 

Exit Wounds of Every Misfired Word: Decolonizing Shakespeare Pedagogy for the 21st Century Student

Presented by:

Amy Mihyang Ginther, USA

Sayda Trujillo, USA

Sologne Patterson, USA

 

What Lies Beneath- Connecting Interpersonal Stories Through Musicality

Presented by:

Daniel Gott, UK

Matthieu Bellon, UK

Alexis Ioannou, UK

 

Physically Experiencing the Story of Macbeth

Presented by:

Kate Ingram, USA

 

The Mongolian Storytelling

Presented by:

Davaa Batchuluun, Mongolia

Zagd-Ochir Sumiyabazar, Mongolia

 

Australian Characters in Film & TV – How Have They Changed?

Presented by:

Jennifer Innes, Australia

Chad O’Brien, Australia

 

Teaching Physical and Vocal Presence to Corporate Clients

Presented by:

Lynnae Lehfeldt, USA

 

Breathe-Feel-Image(ine)

Presented by:

Sara Matchett, South Africa

 

The Whole-Voice Communication Habit

Presented by:

Dolly May, UK

 

Your Political Voice: Discovering Ethos, Pathos and Logos through Voice Practice

Presented by:

Katerina Moraitis, Australia

 

Vedic Chanting, from Ancient Tradition to Present Day

Presented by:

Heather Lyle, USA

 

Stories of Laughter: Using Laughing VoiceTM to Expand Character & Illuminate Story

Presented by:

Pamela Prather, USA

 

The Power of the Healing Voice: Acquiring Self-Knowledge through Music Therapy and Voicework

Presented by:

Paula Andrea Ramirez, Chile

Micha Espinosa, USA

Laura Riera, Spain

 

Storytelling Through Non-Lyric Singing – Exploring the world of Jazz Improvisation and “Scatting”

Presented by:

Chandelle Rimmer, Canada

Malory Chipman, Canada

 

Going to the Source: Voice-Matching Techniques

Presented by:

Eliza Schneider, USA

 

Voice in the Mask

Presented by:

Dory Rebekah Sibley, Italy

 

Emotion to Voice – PEM Voice Work

Presented by:

Sarah Victoria, Germany

Kristina Heuer, Germany


Color-tone Dramas: Perceiving Color as Sound and Sound as Color

Presented by:

Ann Marie White, USA

Julie Neish, USA

Lisa Marie Hall, UK

Katherine Heath, UK

 

Show Me the Money!

Presented by:

Artemis Preeshl, USA

 

VASTA 2017 Morning Somatic Workshops

Featuring:

 

Funny but Familiar Voices: Vocal Perspectives at Play in the Expressive Voice

Presented by:

Foster Johns, USA

 

Calling Down the Gods

Presented by:

Karen Kopryanski, USA

 

Exploring Laban Efforts and Voice

Presented by:

Lynnae Lehfeldt, USA

 

Beginning

Presented by:

Perry Piercy, New Zealand

 

VASTA 2017 Accepted Panels

Featuring:    

 

Best Practices in Accent Training for Indigenous Actors

Presented by:

Eric Armstrong, Canada

Shannon Vickers, Canada

 

Global Clarity! The Joys and Challenges of the Foreign Language Actor

Presented by:

Ursula Meyer, USA

Eva Barnes, USA

Mo Rodvanich, USA

 

East by Southeast: Asian Performing Arts in Perspective

Presented by:

Susan Schuld, USA

Artemis Preeshl, USA

 

Empathy in a Global World

Presented by:

Mandy Rees, USA

Judylee Vivier, USA

Micha Espinosa, USA

 

Malaysian-American Collaboration in Teaching and Performance

Presented by:

Erica Tobolski, USA

K’ma Shariful Akma Abdullal, Malaysia

Juhara Ayob, Malaysia

 

South American Vocal Heritage and its European Influences

Presented by:

Luis Aros, Chile

Soledad Figueroa, Chile

 

Speaking About Voice

Presented by:

Mallika Prasad,  India

Sara Matchett, South Africa

 

Speaking With Ink: Reflective Writing for Vocal Learning

Presented by:

Jeremy Sortore, USA

Elizabeth DeBetta, USA

Artemis Preeshl, USA

 

Voice and Movement in Singing Studio

Presented by:

Dawn Sadoway, Canada

Chandelle Rimmer, Canada

David Wilson, Canada

 

A World Tour of Voices

Presented by:

Natasha Staley, USA

Amy Hume, Australia

Michael Barnes, USA

Bimbo Benson, Nigeria

Morne Steyn, South Africa

Polina Pogosyan, Russia

Oscar Quiroz, Honduras

 

Elephant in the Room

Presented by:

Yuki Ellias, India

 

The Language of Intersectional Pedagogy: A Space for Clarification

Presented by:

N’Jameh Camara, USA

Stacy Rae Allen, UK