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Hybrid Level 1 and 2 Course - University of Maine at Augusta

Course ID: 2398
Date: 2023/07/03 to 2023/08/18 (YYYY/MM/DD) Time: TBA Cost: Varies: Language: English Prerequisites: MUS 115A, or MUS 115B, or MUS 141, or MUS 345, or permission of the instructor.
Instructors: Kimberly Steinhauer, Christine Letcher
Contact: Christine Letcher | | 2074469540
Course Location:
University of Maine at Augusta or ONLINE
46 University Dr.  
Augusta Maine
United States

MUS 402 – 9200 (3335) Vocal Techniques and Pedagogy

Catalogue Course Description:

Vocal Techniques and Pedagogy is designed to make your singing voice more versatile through learning how the anatomy of the voice works and various vocal techniques that enable you to create different voice qualities for use in all genres of music—from classical and musical theatre to jazz and pop! You will learn how to expand your range and expression and will be more confident in performances. The course will cover pedagogical strategies to teach K-12 students, private voice students, and adult learners.

Registration Details:

Once registration and resources fee payment with Estill Voice International is complete, you will be enrolled into Foundations of Estill Voice Training in the Estill Voice Online Academy. EVI will send a confirmation email with Online Academy log in details.

Registration with the University of Maine at Augusta is also mandatory. Call UMA Admissions: 1877-862-1234 or 207-621-3465 or write the instructor of the course for more information at

Course Description:

This Hybrid Level 1 and 2 Course is for anyone who would like to improve their singing or speaking voice—singers, actors, vocal coaches, drama instructors, speech-language pathologists, and other vocal health professionals. Level 1: Foundations of Estill Voice Training® & Figures for Voice™ teach the Craft of speaking and singing and employs exercises that will give you new vocal options for all styles. Level 2: Figure Combinations for Six Voice Qualities™ combines Figure options from Level 1 to produce six voice qualities--Speech, Falsetto, Sob, Twang, Opera, and Belting. This course offers a clear understanding of the voice’s limitless possibilities, along with how to keep it vibrant and healthy.

This course contains two components: 1) the self-directed Foundations of Estill Voice Training® in the Estill Voice Online Academy and 2) the Hybrid (live/zoom/online only) Figures for Voice™ & Level 2 Course led by Christine Letcher, Assistant Professor of Music at UMA and a certified Estill Master Trainer, supervised by Kim Steinhauer, EVI President.

This completely self-directed online course, Foundations of EVT, will introduce you to Estill’s unique and powerful system for training the voice. Content includes:

  • Videos
  • Short Readings
  • Anatomical Diagrams
  • Exploratory Vocal Exercises with Estill Voiceprint Plus™
  • Journal Reflections

The journey continues with Level 1: Figures for Voice™ & Level 2: Figure Combinations for Six Voice Qualities™. This live/ Hybrid component explores each Estill Figure (vocal structure) and Estill Voice Quality (recipe) and includes:

  • Level 1 Workbook™, Make & Move Larynx™, Level 2 Workbook™, supporting handouts
  • Introduction to Level 1: 13 Figures (vocal structures) for Voice™
  • Introduction to Level 2: Figure Combinations for Six Voice Qualities™
  • Vocal exercises for range, strength, clarity, and stamina
  • Large and small group learning and discussions
  • Masterclass/open coaching sessions for repertoire or case studies
  • All live/zoom sessions will be recorded for those participating online only

Estill Voiceprint Plus™ is highly recommended for this course. Purchase this software (APP) for MAC or PC at the time of registration and receive 25% off the regular price. (This is a one-time offer at registration only). 

A Level 1 & 2 Certificate of Attendance will be issued upon completion of this Level 1 & 2 Course. This certificate is one of the requirements for Trainer Certification in Estill Voice Training®. Cancellation policies are at the discretion of the course instructor. Refunds or course credit may or may not apply. Refer to the course description or contact the course instructor for more information ( 

*Estill Voice Training® and its parent company, Estill Voice International, LLC, has neither an aesthetic nor gender bias and stands for the strengthening of cultural diversity, plurality and inclusion.

Course Objectives:

1.  Understand and demonstrate isolated control of individual anatomical structures within the voice production system (Figures).

2.  Understand vocal technique based on scientific knowledge of how the voice works.

3.  Achieve reduced performance anxiety and more confidence.

4.  Demonstrate vocal variety for performance and daily living.

5.  Understand and demonstrate recipes to create the six Estill voice qualities.

6.  Demonstrate a balance of vocal health and aesthetic freedom.

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