Kinesthesia & Singing: Exploring Body Awareness

Kinesthesia & Singing:
Exploring Body Awareness

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

Learning Objectives:

  • By reading literature from a variety of sources and watching lectures, students will understand the similarities and differences within each discipline.
  • Through guided exercises and online meetings with experts in each discipline, students will have a better understanding of how the body moves for singing.
  • By observing singers in class, students will be able to assess how to enhance the singers' kinesthesia.
  • Through a guided self-study, students will have a deeper understanding of each discpline and how to apply it to singing.
  • Through class discussions and activities, students will create lesson plans for the classroom and for online learning.

Instructor: Angela Presutti Korbitz

Presutti_Korbitz,_Angela_headshot_2015_CROPAngela 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.

Course Details

Kinesthesia & Singing:
Exploring Body Awareness

Course Code 6750

Angela Presutti Korbitz

3 Graduate Credits

$1,065, due in full with registration

Online Chat Sessions
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. CST


Required Text(s)
Vocal Yoga: The Joy of Breathing, Singing and Sounding by Heather Lyle (Bluecat Music & Publishing)

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

Awareness Through Movement: Easy-to-Do Health Exercises to Improve Your Posture, Vision, Imagination, and Personal Awareness by Moshe Feldenkrais (HarperOne)

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

Students are responsible for purchasing all required materials. VanderCook will not have any materials available for purchase.

Software/Hardware Requirements
Mac, PC or Chromebook with access to the internet.

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