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 Seminar and Master Class
Singing Teachers

 19th July /  2:00 PM - 6:00 PM / Location:10sq @Orchard Central
Includes a 20-minute tea break and social 

Amazing Talents International Presents: Dr. Elizabeth Ann Benson

Amazing Talents International is thrilled to bring Dr. Elizabeth Ann Benson to Singapore for an exclusive seminar tailored for singing teachers and masterclasses for singers. For the first time in this region, Dr. Benson, a distinguished vocal specialist, scholar, and author of the acclaimed book “Training Contemporary Commercial Singers,” will share her expertise on the revolutionary concept of “cross-training” in the voice.


Seminar Focus:

This distinctive seminar will delve into the versatile use of the voice across a variety of Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) styles such as musical theatre, gospel, jazz, pop, and rock. Dr. Elizabeth Ann Benson leverages her comprehensive research and interviews with 26 prominent vocal pedagogues, including Jeanette LoVetri of Somatic Voiceworks™, Seth Riggs of Speech Level Singing™, and Catherine Sadolin of Complete Vocal Technique, to shape her approach.

Participants will receive invaluable insights into the philosophies and techniques of these esteemed educators, clearly and impartially presented by Dr. Benson. This seminar is crafted not only to enrich knowledge but also to provide singing teachers with practical tools to effectively train their students in the vocal techniques required for various CCM styles.

Join Dr. Benson for a compelling Seminar and Masterclass tailored specifically for singing teachers, centered on the varied and dynamic methods of teaching voice in contemporary commercial music. This session offers a rare chance to explore deep vocal pedagogy with one of the industry’s most respected figures.

Part One: Seminar on Singing Methodologies

The first part of the session will feature a seminar-style meta-analysis of Dr. Benson's influential book. She will present a comprehensive overview of the various teaching methods and ideas for CCM, offering participants a valuable cross-section of different approaches and techniques in one comprehensive session. This seminar is designed to expand your understanding and inspire innovative teaching strategies in contemporary music styles.

Tea Break and Social
Enjoy a 20-minute break to refresh and mingle with fellow educators and Dr. Benson. This is a great opportunity to network and share insights in a casual, supportive environment.

Part Two: Masterclass and Q&A
Following the break, the session will transition into a masterclass where Dr. Benson will demonstrate her teaching methods live with students. Observers will gain firsthand insights into how she tackles various vocal challenges and implements the techniques discussed earlier. The session will conclude with a Q&A, allowing attendees to engage directly with Dr. Benson, ask questions, and discuss specific teaching scenarios.

This session is perfect for singing teachers looking to enhance their repertoire and effectiveness in teaching contemporary styles. Whether you're new to teaching CCM or looking to refine your approach, you'll find invaluable tools and perspectives to take back to your students.

Dr. Elizabeth Ann Benson is recognized as a dynamic pedagogue, scholar,
and performer. She is an Associate Professor of Music Theatre Voice at
Auburn University (USA), where she teaches applied voice for music theatre
majors and group voice for non-majors.

She is the founder and owner of Benson Music Studios, specializing in
voice training for musical theatre, popular, and contemporary singers and teachers. She specializes in vocal function, with stylistic applications spanning from opera to musical theatre to rock singing.

She has trained in numerous methodologies including Somatic Voicework™, the LoVetri Method, Soul Ingredients® Method, Rock the Audition with Sheri Sanders, and Sharpening Your CCM Tootkit with Dane Chalfin and Kim Chandler. Her book, Training Contemporary Commercial Singers is hailed as “a remarkable and long-awaited contribution to the world of voice pedagogy” (Journal of Singing). A versatile singer herself, career highlights include opera (Carnegie Hall), musical theatre (Symphony Center), rock (The Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta), and virtual and live cabaret shows.

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