LoVetri Institute for Somatic Voicework™

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

July 2022 - Dates TBA

July 17 - 25, 2021

Levels I - III
July 17 - 19, 2021: Level I
July 20 - 22, 2021: Level II -- CLOSED
July 23 - 25, 2021: Level III

For Somatic VoiceworkTM Graduates
July 17 - 19, 2021: Singing & Speaking for the Transgender or Gender Diverse Client -- WAITLIST ONLY
July 23 - 25, 2021: Soul Ingredients®, section 1 -- CLOSED
July 23 - 24, 2021: Vocal Health Intensive
July 30 - Aug. 1, 2021: Soul Ingredients®, section 2

Registration Deadline: EXTENDED ONE DAY! July 11, 2021
U.S. participants: register by June 25, 2021 to receive your book prior to the course.
International participants: register as soon as possible; we will begin sending books mid-April. Due to international mail constraints, we are sending books early.

A physical copy of the Somatic Voicework™ course book for each level will be automatically added to your registration. Coursebooks are $25.00 for each Level.

An electronic, non-downloadable, version of the course book will also be available to all participants on Google Classroom during the course.


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

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Previous Year's Schedule

The Institute will be presented live, online, 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. EDT daily.  See below for participating from a different time zone.

Level I - Daily Schedule
Level II - Daily Schedule
Level III - Daily Schedule

Participating from a Different Time Zone
The Institute begins at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDT) and ends at 8:00 p.m. EDT with some optional office hours available in the morning and evening.

All required parts of the Institute will be recorded and available to view for 48 hours.

Levels I and II also require participation in live three breakout sessions each. Sessions and will be offered at alternative times for those participating from a different time zone.  Previously, alternative breakout sessions were offered for participants in Australia, Europe, Israel and Brazil. Attending breakout sessions at a selected time is a requirement of the course.  You will select your breakout session time in July, prior to the Institute.

There will be a quiz or a test at the end of each Day for all participants to confirm understanding and attendance.  Participants watching the recordings and participating in the alternative breakout sessions will have 48 hours to complete their work.

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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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Faculty

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Guest Faculty

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Additional Information

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