Helena Daffern and I gave this year’s World Voice Day lecture in York at the Department of Music on Thursday 16th April. Over 100 audience members came to find out all about the science of the singing voice; and weren’t even put off by the slightly ikky video of Jeremy Fisher’s vocal folds.
We were helped by Robert Hollingworth and some fabulous Music Department students in order to discover:
Is singing the same as speaking?
Are some people built to sing well and other badly?
How does the singing voice actually work?
What does training do to the voice?
How is a classical singer different to a folk singer?