Presenter: Elizabeth Rotoff
As vocal athletes, singers should consider nutrition a part of their training plan, just like any other athlete does to optimize for consistent and reliable performance and recovery. A good nutrition plan will fuel singers for the stamina required for performing and minimize the risks of illness and injury that can sideline them. However, there is so much conflicting information on nutrition and diet available that it can be confusing and overwhelming. In this presentation, Elizabeth Rotoff, will look at the role nutrition plays in optimizing singing performance and common complaints such as acid reflux, colds and sore throats, seasonal allergies, hormonal imbalances, longevity of the voice, performance anxiety, and vocal injury. Strategies will be shared on how to achieve health goals, as well as how singing teachers can help their students improve their health with simple lifestyle changes for more consistent and confident performance.
Mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Rotoff has performed across Canada and in England in opera, music theater and recital. Ms. Rotoff has been teaching voice for over 20 years. Many of her students have gone on to professional careers in the disciplines of classical music, music theater and jazz. She is an active adjudicator and clinician. Currently, she is President of the Manitoba Chapter of NATS. In addition to her love of the arts, Elizabeth has a strong passion for helping singers optimize their instruments for performance in singing as a certified personal trainer and nutrition coach and founder of The Fit Singer. Elizabeth has taken her expertise as voice teacher and health coach to be wellness consultant for Resonanz Opera in Ohio. She has also been a presenter at NATS Manitoba’s Vocal Wellness Day and the 2019 Canadian Federation of Music Teacher’s Associations National Convention.