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112 | Nicholas Perna of Vocal Fri Podcast

February 7, 2020

Dr. Nicholas Perna is our special guest with an insightful discussion about his research in Laryngeal Manipulation and the potential benefit it has for the singing profession. The creator and the co-host of the Vocal Fri Podcast, Nicholas, shares his passion for vocal pedagogy, a fantastic vocal warm-up of the week, and his appreciation of nerdy pop culture.

Links mentioned in this podcast:

My Music Staff Minute: Productivity tips for busy teachers. https://www.mymusicstaff.com/

 http://www.vocalfri.com. Your weekly dash of voice science, pedagogy, and nerd pop culture.

More information about the 2020 NATS National Convention in Knoxville

At the convention: Singers and Self Laryngeal Manipulation: What Singing Teachers Need to Know. Sunday, June 28 • 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

Full Voice Podcast and the Vocal Fri Podcast are part of the new NATSCast network.


About our Guest:

 Dr. Nicholas Perna is Associate Professor of Voice and Voice Pedagogy at Mississippi College. He is a Presser Music Foundation awardee and currently a voice research associate at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

His primary research areas are Laryngeal Manipulation and Singing Voice Acoustics. Perna has presented research on three continents at notable events such as the International Congress of Voice Teachers, the Voice Foundation’s Annual Symposium on the Care of the Professional Voice, and the NATS National Conference. Publications include articles in Journal of Singing, Journal of Voice, and VOICEPrints. He served on the 2019 faculty of the Singing Voice Science Workshop, and he will join the faculty of the Acoustic Vocal Pedagogy Workshop at New England Conservatory in 2020.

Perna is a 2019-2020 semi-finalist for the American Prize for men in opera. He is the creator and co-host of the VocalFri Podcast, http://www.vocalfri.com. Your weekly dash of voice science, pedagogy, and nerd pop culture.