LoVetri Institute for Somatic Voicework™

The LoVetri Institute in partnership with Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music

offered In an online format

Level I - January 16-18, 2021
Levels I-III - Summer, 2021 (dates to be announced)

January 2021 Session
Summer 2021 Session

Somatic Voicework™ is a body-based method of vocal pedagogy that incorporates physical awareness, aural acuity, kinesthetic development and vocal freedom. It is supported by voice science, vocal hygiene and medical information. It promotes technical security, stylistic accuracy and personal satisfaction. It honors the wholeness of healthy vocal use and the individuality of every vocal artist. It was developed to address contemporary commercial music but encompasses all styles. Past participants have come from all vocal disciplines and nearly every state as well as 13 foreign countries. Participants have remarked that the work is different, new, unique, powerful, honest and open-hearted.

The three-tiered course of LoVetri’s method, Somatic Voicework™, is comprehensive but accessible to everyone from singers not yet teaching to those with decades of experience. Vocal function is clearly explained, and the exercises presented are designed to empower teachers to create solutions for a wide variety of pedagogical needs. Since 21st-century music continues to diversify, the need to understand vocal function, vocal health and voice science has never been greater, and new tools are needed to supplement those that were used for the past two hundred years. These tools are found in Somatic Voicework™. There is no special jargon, nothing to prepare, and it avoids any direct manipulation of the structures in the throat. It has the honor of having had 12 nationally recognized laryngologists as lecturers and four highly acknowledged speech language pathologists as faculty over the past decade. The training days are filled with information, demonstration and application balanced with camaraderie, networking and social interaction among participants at all levels.

Level Descriptions

Institute Schedule Allowances
The Institute begins at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) and ends at 6:00 p.m. ET with some optional ‘evening’ programs running 7:00 - 8:15 p.m. ET. Those not completing the Institute in real time  will have an additional 48-hours to review video material from each day, along with special required daily tests to confirm attendance.  The recording will be available after the first day with access to the recording limited to 48 hours, after which time the link will expire.

Breakout sessions that require in-person participation, will be set up with Somatic Voicework™ faculty to review foundational materials in real time. Multiple times will be offered in order to work in your given time zone.

In addition to the daily tests for those not attending in real time, the test for the entire Level will be submitted within 48 hours of the real-time completed Level.

Participants will be required to notify the Institute organizers of their plan to complete the course via recording.

Level I - Detailed Schedule
Level II - Detailed Schedule
Level III - Detailed Schedule


Senior Faculty

The senior faculty are both experts in the method and are excellent examples of how this work, which started out as being unique to Jeannette LoVetri, can be used effectively by everyone. They bring decades of experience as educators and vocalists to Somatic Voicework™ and understand the open-hearted philosophy which brings together science and art, pedagogy and personal expression, and a trust of the body’s ability to produce beautiful, authentic sound in any voice and in any style.




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