About the Aberystwyth Musicfest Online Summer School
For 2021, we are committed to provide you with the world-class, MusicFest experience that you have grown to love. Although we are not able to host our summer school in-person, we are following our 2020 success with a digital summer school experience to provide a selection of courses online led by our internationally renowned tutors.
The Summer School is unique in offering organised, structured chamber music opportunities and coaching, as well as superb learning experiences through the festival of concerts given by the tutors themselves (all of them are leading performers as well as inspirational teachers).
The voice at and after the vocal folds with Dr Ron Morris
We are thrilled to welcome internationally-acclaimed Speech Therapist, Audiologist and Countertenor Dr Ron Morris back to Musicfest Aberystwyth 2021.
This course looks at what happens further up the vocal tract (though we will spend a bit of time on the larynx itself!). We will look at some of the more recent research into registers and resonance (yes, vowel acoustics!) and refresh our knowledge of the articulators and their effects on the voice.
Topics, activities, and areas of interest will include: Registration, the science, and some of the scary acoustics; Why can’t singers, singing teachers and scientists agree?; What is the difference between laryngeal mechanism, singing voice registration and acoustic registration?; Resonance, what it actually is and what it is not!; How does resonance change the voice?; Vowels and vowel acoustics, passive vs active modification of the vowel; Articulation the unexplored key to vocal efficiency; and What do I do about my naughty tongue and jaw?.
- You can request a space on this course here. Applications will be reviewed, and if accepted we will send full information on course joining and fee payment via email. We aim to respond within 7 days to your reservation request.
Fees and financial support
- The tuition fee for this course is £200.
- Musicfest Aberystwyth welcomes bursary students from all over the world and prides itself on offering high-quality, intensive training for music students, graduates, and music professionals. We do not wish finance to be a barrier to attending our Summer School so our bursaries (funds towards the cost of fees) are available to help students, graduates and young musicians attend our courses. Friends of MusicFest provide bursaries towards MusicFest Aberystwyth course fees for students in full-time education. The number of bursaries available is limited, so it is essential you apply as soon as possible. For more information and how to apply, please visit our Fees and Bursaries page.