Johan Sundberg will present “Making MUSIC with the Voice”
World renowned voice scientist Johan Sundberg will present “Making MUSIC with the Voice” for a special plenary session at the 55th NATS National Conference in Las Vegas. A member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, Dr. Sundberg has published more than 300 articles on the topics of function, acoustics, and expressivity of the singing voice and the theory underlying music performance. (Watch his session, "The Voice as a Musical Instrument,” on YouTube.)
Dr. Sundberg was recently featured at the International Congress of Voice Teachers at the Royal Music Academy in Stockholm, where he served as Chair of Music Acoustics for more than 20 years. Over his career, he has supervised or co-supervised more than 20 doctoral students.
His book, The Science of the Singing Voice, presents an overview of research on the singing voice. As the President of the Music Acoustics Committee of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, Dr. Sundberg was editor or co-editor of twelve volumes in a series of proceedings of public seminars on music acoustic themes arranged in Stockholm since 1975.
With an extensive experience of performing music, Dr. Sundberg was a member of the Stockholm Bach Choir for 24 years, and nine years as its president. He has studied singing with Dagmar Gustafson and made his public debut with a Lieder recital on his 50th birthday. He is a member of the Swedish Acoustical Society (President 1976-81) and a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America.
Plenary Session: Making MUSIC with the Voice - Johan Sundberg
June 23 • 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
On June 22, Dr. Sundberg will also be part of a Pre-Conference Workshop titled “Potentials of Modern Technology in Voice Teaching,” joined by Brian Gill and Filipa Lã. The panel will lead an exploratory adventure of some of the real-time feedback possibilities available to today’s voice teacher. They will guide participants on exploration of breathing behavior using Respitrack, breath pressure using the Subglottal Pressure Monitor, voice source analysis by inverse filtering using the Glottal Enterprises MSIF, and spectrogram using the Wavesurfer software.
More voice science sessions at the NATS National Conference
• The Essentials of Acoustic Voice Pedagogy: An Update - Presenter: Kenneth Bozeman
• Revealing the Neural Basis of Music Skill Learning Using MR-Safe Instrumentation - Presenters: Gregory Brookes, Tyler Davis, Carla Davis Cash, Changzhi Li