All vocal athletes are welcome. As an actor (stage, voiceover, TV, film), singer or broadcaster your voice is critical to your career. It's an amazing instrument that defines who you are and informs the quality and variety of your performances. Are you aware of how to properly take care of your voice? Do you know how to maximize its longevity? Do you know how your voice actually works or how to detect and repair problems your voice may encounter? Some acting and broadcast jobs can stress your vocal cords and prevent you from performing and earning. Don't let that happen. Join us for this special program developed specifically for voice performers by the John Hopkins Voice Center. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to learn how to prepare and protect your voice for optimal performance and productivity.
Dan Sherwood, MS/CCC-SP, HSE is a clinical vocologist at the Johns Hopkins Voice Center at the GBMC. After nearly thirteen years as an on-air radio personality—and hurting his voice more than once—he opted for a helping profession, working with professional voice users. He received his master’s degree in speech pathology from Marquette University in 1999 and also studied voice at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music 2001-03. He earned his vocology certification from NCVS in Denver in 2003, and trained with Arthur Lessac in 2004. He is also a certified Hanna Somatics practitioner and incorporates this work, as well as his training in Associative Awareness Technique™ and Optimal Breathing® into a holistic approach to vocal therapy. He has presented at national and international conferences on incorporating mind-body practices into traditional vocal rehabilitation.
Attendees must be present for the entire program, which is from 6:30pm-8:30pm.