Vocal Pedagogy Workshop

**Registration information for 2022 will be posted here when registration opens.**

The Practical Pedagogue: Building Strong Voices 12 Different Ways

The workshop focuses on traditional voice building leading to growth and development: 

  • How to build a robust quality in the voice
  • How to eliminate breathiness
  • How to teach the male high voice and extend the range
  • How to get your young sopranos and mezzos to sing successfully above the staff
  • All based upon pedagogy as taught by Garcia, Lamperti, Stockhausen and other important 19th century teachers.

Student singers are invited to attend at no charge if accompanied by their voice teacher. They will be offered the opportunity to sing in master classes and observed lessons given by Dr. Austin.

All college students can attend at a reduced fee.


Sample Schedule

Day One
  • 8:30 a.m. - Registration
  • 9:00 a.m. - Chiaroscuro: secret to success!
  • 12:00-1:30 p.m. - Lunch
  • 1:30–3:00 p.m. – Masterclass: Teaching the Male High Voice
  • 3:00-3:30 p.m. - Break
  • 3:30 – 5:30 - Building Strong Voices 12 Different Ways Pt. 1
     - (these sessions will include demonstrations from participants)
  • 5:30–7 p.m. - Dinner

Day Two
• 9:00 a.m. - Building Strong Voices 12 Different Ways Pt. 2
• 12:00-1:30 p.m. - Lunch
• 1:30–3:00 p.m. – Masterclass: Teaching the Female High Voice
• 3:00-3:30 p.m. - Break
• 3:30 – 5:30 - Building Strong Voices 12 Different Ways Pt. 3
• 5:30 - The College Audition: How and When


Dr. Stephen F. Austin is Professor of Voice and Vocal Pedagogy at the College of Music, University of North Texas and serves as chair of the Division of Vocal Studies. Dr. Austin is recognized as one of the leading experts in vocal pedagogy in the country and around the world. He received a masters degree in vocal performance from UNT and then earned the Ph.D. in Voice Science from the University of Iowa under the direction of the renowned voice scientist, Dr. Ingo Titze. Dr. Austin's scientific research has focused on measurement and analysis of the acoustics and physiology of the singing voice. He has published his research in The Journal of Voice. His extensive pedagogical writings have appeared in Australian VoiceClassical Singer, The Choral Journal and The Journal of Singing. He has been a featured guest at national and international conferences including The National Association of Teachers of SingingMusic Teachers National AssociationThe Voice FoundationPan European Voice Conference, and the International Conference on Physiology and Acoustics of Singing. He has presented lectures and master classes throughout the United States, England, Australia and Europe. Dr. Austin is creator and primary contributor of the popular column 'Provenance' which appeared in The Journal of Singing from 2004 until 2015 where he explored the historical development of pedagogical thought and practice. A new book “The Provenance of Vocal Pedagogy Vol. 1” is expected to be available in the spring of 2017.


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