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Why should you study diction?

November 4th, 2022|Categories: Blog, News|

Jo Estill cited the following ‘philosophical positions’ regarding diction in Operatic musical performance: WORDS are more important than MUSIC. (Camerata  c. 1590) The VOICE is more important than DICTION. Communication and true artistry demand both. Jo Estill had many high standards and one of them was that diction should be intelligible on first hearing – to anyone in the audience who spoke the language in which she was singing. She was in favor of Philosophy #3. She had her reasons: she came from a world of [...]

EMT Spotlight: James Muldoon

October 31st, 2022|Categories: Blog, News|

Estill Master Trainer Spotlight: James Muldoon This Estill Master Trainer spotlight features, James Muldoon, based in Glasgow, Scotland. James is currently the Head Of Foundation Programmes and SQA Coordinator at The MGA Academy Of Performing Arts in Edinburgh, Scotland. Most recently James was on BBC 1's new Singing Entertainment show "I Can See You Voice." Current home (city, country): Glasgow, Scotland Where did you grow up?: Glasgow, Scotland Why you do you love Estill Voice Training?: Estill Voice Training allows you to use the voice to its full [...]

JUST RELEASED: Foundations of EVT® in Chinese

September 25th, 2022|Categories: Blog, News|

Estill Voice International is proud to announce the release of Foundations of Estill Voice Training® in Chinese. Our revolutionary, science backed, self-directed, online course for training the voice has been fully translated into Simplified Chinese and is available for purchase today on the Estill Voice Online Academy. Estill Voice Training® is offered in over 33 countries and in 6 languages. The release of Foundations of Estill Voice Training® in Chinese marks the first official translation of Estill Voice Training® into Simplified Chinese. Estill Voice International President, [...]

Estill President to Present at TEDx XuhuiSalon

September 20th, 2022|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , |

On September 23rd, 2022, Dr. Guoying Yang will host Estill Voice International President, Dr. Kimberly Steinhauer, for an online conversation about music language and communication at TEDxXuhui Salon. The talk will be live-streamed on Zoom and a recording will be posted on YouTube at a later date. Dr. Yang & Dr. Steinhauer will discuss: -Vocal Flexibility -Essential Vocal Tips for Vocal Health -Voice Motor Control & Learning -Translational Research in Communication Science & Disorders -The Power of Diction Dr. Steinhauer will also announce the release of Foundations [...]

Estill’s New Course for Diction

July 26th, 2022|Categories: Blog, News|

The Power of Diction™ began with Jo Estill’s “Diction at a Distance." In our brand new online course, you'll discover what a speaker or performer must do to make themselves understood when there is no amplification, but also how to dial back some of these techniques when using a microphone. Jo Estill cited the following ‘philosophical positions’ regarding diction in Operatic musical performance: -WORDS are more important than MUSIC.    (Camerata  c. 1590) -The VOICE is more important than DICTION.    -Communication and true artistry demand both. [...]

EMT Spotlight: Valerie Accetta

July 15th, 2022|Categories: Blog, News|

Estill Master Trainer Spotlight: Valerie Accetta This Estill Master Trainer spotlight features, Valerie Accetta, based in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Valerie is Head of Musical Theatre & Associate Professor at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Valerie played Margy Frake in the First National Tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s State Fair, starring John Davidson. Current home (city, country): Birmingham, Alabama, USA Where did you grow up?: Columbus, Ohio, USA Why you do you love Estill Voice Training?: As Jo Estill said, "everyone has a beautiful voice", and [...]

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