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Our premium workshops allow you to customize your conference experience to meet your individual professional development needs. Select from our premium workshops to add onto your full conference registration.

Time: These workshops will take place Friday, June 28, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: $60 per premium workshop

Note: If you wish to register for more than one workshop, you may attend one workshop live and have access to any others through your Live Learning Center account.

Behind the Scenes: Business Basics and Beyond for Independent Studio Owners 

Presenters: Rebecca Pieper, Tom Burke, Elaine Grogan Luttrull 

Calling all Independent voice teachers! Our training has given us all the tools we need to teach the voice, but has it prepared us for what it means to be a business owner? This intensive will focus on building your independent voice teacher business from the ground up with all the nitty gritty such as budgeting, financial planning, marketing, creating a studio culture, standard operating procedures and so much more. The workshop will be hands-on with small group work as well as presentations and round table discussions and real-life scenarios with successful independent studio owners sharing what worked and what did not work AND what they wish they knew. It’s never too late to be the boss of your own voice studio business and with the help of Elite-Level teacher and coach Tom Burke; Elaine Grogan Luttrull, founder of Minerva Arts and author of Arts and Numbers; and Rebecca Pieper, a successful independent studio owner who wishes she knew then what she knew now. They will be joined by a few guests for a roundtable Q & A/discussion panel to conclude the workshop. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to have a private coaching session with Elaine after the workshop to be further set up for success.

Better Together: Pedagogical Strategies for Group-Voice Instructors in Academic, Community, and Independent Settings 

Presenters: Amelia Rollings Bigler, Craig Philip Price, Dana Lentini, Cynthia Vaughn 

Are you seeking to enhance your group voice instruction? Or learn more about effective and practical techniques for implementing group instruction in your studio? Join leading pedagogues as they present recent research and developments in group-voice pedagogy to foster a deeper understanding of best practices. Learn ways to initiate and structure group-voice classes in academic, community, and independent settings. Become a better equipped voice educator with practical, effective, and efficient techniques for teaching paired, small group, and large group lessons (e.g., structuring syllabi, lesson planning, selecting repertoire, grouping students, adapting to individual needs in group settings, etc.)

A Balance in the Force: Perceiving and Assessing Vibrato 

Presenters: John Nix, Joshua Glasner, Theodora Ivanova Nestorova, Yvonne Gonzales Redman 

This interactive workshop will engage attendees in understanding, perceiving, and assessing vocal vibrato. Using facilitated group activities, the presentation team will introduce concepts that enhance attendees’ ability to discern and differentiate key aspects of vibrato in the students they teach. The team will also demonstrate how to translate what participants hear and observe regarding vibrato in multiple genres into potential action steps with their students. The session will be focused on topics that have relevance and practical application for solo and group voice teaching in classical, musical theatre, and commercial music styles. Attendees will actively participate and will develop their ability to train their voice students/clients in a mentored setting. The presenters, all active as singers, teachers, and researchers, bring many years of experience in exploring vibrato to this discussion.

AI on the Rise: Making it Work 4 You

Presenters: Christopher Burns, Molly Mahoney

Join Christopher Burns and Molly Mahoney for a dynamic session on real world uses for artificial intelligence (AI) in the classroom, studio, and beyond. Dive into the world of AI and discover how it can revolutionize your approach to music education and business growth. This workshop is designed to equip you with practical AI tools and strategies that enhance teaching methods, composition, analysis, and appreciation in music, all while maintaining that essential human touch. Get ready to harness the power of AI and elevate your professional toolkit in this cutting-edge workshop!