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“Vocal Acoustics & Singing” and “Singing Through Change,” Kenneth & Joanne Bozeman

McIntosh Theatre

March 22
4:30 pm

Lecture by guest artists:
Kenneth Bozeman, “Vocal Acoustics and Singing”
Joanne Bozeman, “Singing Through Change”

Kenneth Bozeman, Professor of Music, tenor, holds performance degrees from Baylor University and the University of Arizona, and subsequently studied at the State Conservatory of Music in Munich on a Rotary fellowship. He was chair of the voice department at Lawrence University, where he received two awards for excellence in teaching. He was awarded the Van Lawrence Fellowship by the Voice Foundation in 1994 for his interest in voice science and pedagogy. His former students have sung with Houston Grand, Boston Lyric, Opera Colorado, Washington, Wolf Trap, Seattle, Deutsche Oper Berlin, San Francisco, New York City Opera, the Metropolitan, and Santa Fe Opera. He has authored two important books on vocal resonance, Practical Vocal Acoustics and Kinesthetic Voice Pedagogy. He gives master classes and workshops throughout the world.

A graduate of the University of Arizona, Joanne Bozeman has been a singing teacher for 47 years. She was a faculty member at Lawrence University’s Conservatory of Music for 26 of those years, where she taught studio voice and a number of voice-related and singing diction courses. Her students have been winners in the NATS Auditions and other competitions, and many have continued on to excellent graduate programs and performing careers. Others have become singing teachers, choral directors, music educators, and speech and language pathologists. In addition to her career as a singing teacher, she performed frequently in recital, concert and oratorio. Now retired from academia and professional singing, she continues to be engaged with the voice community as a teacher and frequent presenter on the relationship of female voice and hormones. She recently co-authored the highly acclaimed book, Singing Through Change.