Embodied and Expressive Body Mapping Workshop
Effective breathing is at the core of singing – yet it eludes many singers. Removing the mystery and developing mastery is possible when singers have correctly mapped the structures and movement of breathing. This session will take participants through the important steps for experiencing and teaching balanced breathing effectively to singers of all ages in the choral setting.
Body mapping is a self-inquiry somatic, mind-body education technique designed to teach musicians skills of self-evaluation and change for performing with sensory-motor integrity. The underlying premise of body mapping is the importance of understanding the neurophysiological connections in the human body that lead to freedom of movement and the skills for embodied performing. Body mapping is ideal for communicating crucial movement concepts related to performance with ensembles and large groups of musicians, hence the core ideal Embodied & Expressive from which musical, educational, and artistic outcomes derive.
Registration is $35.00. Please register in advance at https://harmonium.yapsody.com. Professional development hours are available for New Jersey teachers. For assistance or more information, please contact [email protected] or 973-538-6969. To sign up to receive updates about Harmonium events, please visit https://goo.gl/huOJta.
Australian born conductor Heather J. Buchanan is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities in the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University.