Talking of Singing - John Nix, 26th July, 5-6.30pm

Vibrato – What, How and Why?


John has been researching vibrato in the singing voice for many years. We will be talking about what vibrato actually is, and how much of our awareness is perceptual. John will also talk us through some of his research findings with singers, including the acoustical ramifications of using vibrato in a choral setting.

John Nix, Tenor, is Professor of Voice and Voice Pedagogy at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Mr. Nix previously taught at The University of Colorado-Denver and Eastern New Mexico University, and worked for four years at the National Center for Voice and Speech with Ingo Titze. He holds degrees from the University of Georgia, Florida State University, the University of Colorado, and a Vocology Certificate from the University of Iowa.

At Colorado, he studied voice and pedagogy with the late Barbara Doscher and Alexander Technique with James Brody. Current and former students include artists who have sung with the Santa Fe Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Chautauqua Opera, Opera Omaha, Arizona Opera, Nevada Opera, San Antonio Opera, The Soldiers’ Chorus, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and the Metropolitan Opera Chorus, and faculty members at several U.S. universities, two of whom have been NATS Intern Master Teachers. He has won grants from The Grammy Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, and was awarded the 2006 Van Lawrence Award by the Voice Foundation and NATS. He has published more than 40 articles and edited or contributed to 5 books, including the Oxford Handbook of Singing.

Event fee:

£20 for each conversation booked individually, 10% discount for two, 15% for four and 20% for six in one basket