World Voice Day
Each year on April 16th, voice health professionals worldwide join together to celebrate World Voice Day: Voice Matters!
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What activity: SCREAM! - Melissa Cross Master Class
Who all is participating? Singers of rock music.
Where? Academy of Vocal Arts, 1920 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
When? Saturday, April 6th at 6PM
Expected audience? Vocalists and voice teachers.
What activity: Philadelphia PECO Crown Lights display flashing:
Celebrate World Voice Day 4/16 www.voicefoundation.org"
Where? PECO Building, 2301 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
When? Saturday, April 14th - 16h, all day
Expected audience? Philadelphians
What activity: Polygon Comedy Musical Variety Show
Who all is participating? Local comedians and vocalists
Where? L'Etage Tuesday, just above Beau Monde at 6th and Bainbridge, right off of South Street in Philadelphia.
When? Tuesday, April 16th. Doors open at 7:30 PM, show starts at 8PM.
Expected audience? Fans of musical comedy.
What activity: Vocal Health for Teachers Seminar
Who all is participating? Dr. Robert Sataloff, Margaret Baroody, Bridget Rose, Stephanie Fort, Donna Snow, Dr. Ellery Panaia, Heidi Brown
Where? New College Building - Multipurpose room 3506-10, Drexel University, 245 N. 15th Street Philadelphia, PA 19102
When? Saturday, April 20th, 9 AM - 4 PM
Expected audience? Teachers, all levels
Other pertinent information about the activity: Dress comfortably, possible floor exercises.
A Master Class for Singers with Melissa Cross
"When people ask me what style of singing I teach,
I say, 'Anything passionate'". Melissa Cross
Registration required. Email journal[@]voicefoundation.org
$10 per person at the door
Melissa Cross is a voice teacher from New York City. She was a student for many years at Interlochen Arts Academy and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in England. Though her background lies in theater and traditional opera, she is the creator of The Zen of Screaming Instructional DVD, a DVD that teaches the art of singing referred to as 'screaming'. The DVDs are distributed world wide by Alfred Music and also at the website http://www.melissacross.com. Over 50.000 copies have been sold to date.
Although Cross has instructed all genres for over 20 years, she is best known for her training with extreme phonation and working with vocalists including Randy Blythe and Corey Taylor. She has garnered national media attention as an expert in helping vocalists minimize and avoid damage to their vocal cords. She is internationally featured in several countries where seminars were conducted. At the 2009 Voice Foundation Annual Symposium she presented to classical voice teachers and international voice physicians and therapists her method to enable awareness of contemporary stylings. She continues to present workshops there annually as well as seminars for teachers and artists.
Melissa Cross' first DVD was called The Zen of Screaming: Vocal Instruction for a New Breed. Her second DVD was titled The Zen of Screaming 2 and expanded on the instruction found in the first DVD. A new DVD called ZOS3 - See the Sound, which incorporates a brand new method of teaching vocal use of all types and genres through the use of visual imaging will be released in late 2011.
|April 6, 2012 6:00 PM
Academy of Vocal Arts
1920 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Famous for her DVD series, The Zen of Screaming (over 50,000 copies sold), Melissa Cross is a world famous voice teacher from New York who has worked with such artists as: Maroon 5, Slayer, Slipknot, Disturbed, Andrew W.K., etc. Her international reputation has had her featured on NPR, Conan O'Brien, The Discovery Channel, MTV, VH1 and MSNBC.
Cross was also a judge for the 7th annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists.In 2011 Machine Head frontman Robert Flynn studied with Melissa Cross in preparation for the upcoming album Unto The Locust. Flynn said it was an intense session of unlearning seventeen years of bad habits.
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The History of World Voice Day:
The voice is more important than ever-in school, on the job, and for social interaction. But many abuse their voice by smoking, shouting, drinking, or poor speaking technique. When problems occur, treatment is often ignored, leading to more significant problems.
To address this, World Voice Day was established as a special day of awareness, recognition, and celebration of the human voice. Commemorated each year on April 16th, World Voice Day owes its roots to a group of Brazilian voice care professionals who decided to celebrate the voice in 1999 by establishing Brazilian Voice Day.
Since that time, this day has grown to become a global day of recognition, as members of the Academy's Speech, Voice, and Swallowing Disorders Committee communicated with colleagues from Brazil and Europe to establish the global World Voice Day we celebrate today.
World Voice Day serves as an education campaign to inform the public of the importance of the human voice and the need for preventative care.