Peru State College to host Nebraska’s National Association of Teachers of Singing Spring Workshop

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 29, 2016, 4:00 p.m. CDT
Contact Jason Hogue, Peru State College Marketing and Communications, 402.872.2429

 

 

Peru, Nebraska- Peru State College will host the state spring workshops for the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) for the first time on Friday April 1. Voice professors and instructors from across the state and surrounding region are invited to attend.

The NATS guest clinician is Dr. Kenneth Bozeman, author of Practical Vocal Acoustics, and Frank C. Shattuck Professor of Music at Lawrence University in Wisconsin. Dr. Bozeman provides a sound, scientific approach to teaching voice that may prove to be the future of singing technique.

Dr. Jacob Bartlett, assistant professor at Peru State College, said, “Our students and community will greatly benefit from his nuanced use of technology in the studio.”

Bozeman says of his approach, “This . . . represents an attempt to distill from the science of vocal acoustics those factors that are essential for teachers . . .”

Peru State College Students will be attending Friday, as well as have their own master class on Saturday, April 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Jindra Fine Arts choir room. The public is invited to attend the Saturday master class.

The entire vocal studio will be attending the workshop, but selected students will work with Dr. Bozeman on vocal fundamentals through a scientific/acoustic focus. Students singing include Taylor Eltiste, Casey Myers, Emily LeCleir, Shalissa Hutson, Katie Umland and Derick Pounds.

The Nebraska NATS Spring Meeting will also take place on campus. Nebraska NATS is a professional service organization that serves singing teachers and voice educators in the state of Nebraska by promoting the art of singing through its student auditions and providing continuing education for teachers through workshops.

 

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For more information, visit www.peru.edu or call 1-800-742-4412.
About Peru State College: Nestled in the historic hills of the Missouri River, the “Campus of a Thousand Oaks” is Nebraska’s oldest college and will celebrate its sesquicentennial anniversary in 2017.  Peru State College’s constant commitment to academic excellence has resulted in a unique and innovative mix of online, traditional, undergraduate and graduate programs.  Similarly, the college’s ongoing student engagement promotes inquiry, discovery and innovation on-campus and across the region.  Peru State College is committed to being a good steward of education, students, the region and Nebraska for another 150 years.