Kinesthesia & Singing: Exploring Body Awareness

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Kinesthesia & Singing:
Exploring Body Awareness


This course is an exploration of the various body awareness disciplines and how they can enhance the study of singing. Students will study Body Mapping and Alexander Technique by reading literature from both disciplines, learning the various movements and how they improve the vocal sound, meeting with experts in the field of body awareness, engaging in a self- study, and creating lesson plans for the classroom and for online learning.

Instructor: Angela Presutti Korbitz

Angela Presutti Korbitz has been with VanderCook since 1994. She has a bachelor of music degree in voice performance from the University of Illinois, and a master of music degree in voice performance and pedagogy from Roosevelt University. Korbitz has also studied at the International School of Vocal Arts in Chiari (Italy) and the Britten-Pears School in Aldeburgh (England). She has appeared as a soloist with orchestras and choruses including Grant Park, Park Ridge Civic, the Naples Philharmonic and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Korbitz has also recorded Les Misérables and The Phantom of the Opera for Lakeshore Records. She is a member of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and the Grant Park Chorus. Her work in art song and chamber music has been featured on WFMT radio.

Kinesthesia & Singing:
Exploring Body Awareness

Course Code 6161

Angela Presutti Korbitz

2 Graduate Credits

$710, due in full with registration

Chat Sessions
Saturdays beginning June 12th from 10:30-11:30am CST


Required Text(s)
What Every Singer Needs to Know About the Body by Malde & Allen (Plural Publishing)

Body Learning: An Introduction to the Alexander Technique by Michael J. Gelb (Henry Holt)

The Structures & Movements of Breathing by Barbara Conable (GIA)

Students are responsible for purchasing all required texts prior to the start of the course.

Software/Hardware Requirements
Access to a Mac, PC or Chromebook, connected to the Internet. Audio interface, microphone, or USB microphone recommended.

MECA Online
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Schoology is a learning management system that allows you to interact directly with your instructors, fellow students, and members of the greater VanderCook community.

Summer 2021 MECA courses officially begin on Monday, June 7. Soon after you register, be on the lookout for an email from Schoology with log-in instructions. Once you receive credentials, visit to login. On the morning of June 7, you'll have access to your classroom and course material.

Some courses have specific online chat meeting times (please see course descriptions), while others have a flexible meeting schedule. You can expect all courses to meet together in a live online chat. If a live meeting time doesn’t work, you can work with your instructor to make other arrangements.

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