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World Voice Day 2016

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On Saturday 16 April 2016, a celebration of World Voice Day will be held at the University of York, chaired by Dr. Helena Daffern, a member of the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities research student network, Expressive Nonverbal Communication in Ensemble Performance‘. With support of WRoCAH, the three network PhD students will use this day to explore some fundamental aspects of ensemble singing, and exchange findings and insights with the audience.

The day will feature masterclasses for two vocal ensembles, classical and barbershop, by invited singing maestros Rob Barber and Robert Hollingworth (Reader in the Department of Music). The audience will be invited to indicate their perceptions of aspects of ensemble performance, and the PhD students will illustrate different measures of ensemble singing related to auditory synchronisation and visual communication.

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