Hiram College

wares-smallHiram College will examine aging and the voice during a two-day interdisciplinary seminar, April 29-30, 2015.

The seminar is co-presented by the Center for Literature and Medicine and Music Department. Over two days, it will feature a master class, recital and lecture, led by husband-and-wife team Clifton Ware, D.M., professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota, and pianist and arranger Bettye Ware.

April 29, 2015: Vocal Explorations: A Multi-Generational Vocal Master Class
3-6 p.m., Kennedy Center Ballroom

This master class has been presented at colleges and universities across the country. Select music majors, faculty and community chorus members will be active participants in the class, and audience members are encouraged to attend.

April 30, 2015: Aging and the Voice, Recital and Lecture
3-6 p.m., Hiram Christian Church

Dr. Ware will share his professional wisdom and experience regarding life-long vocal health and vitality. The presentation includes a recital of solos and duets, featuring Dr. Ware; Bettye Ware; Damaris Peters Pike, M.M., professor emerita of music at Hiram College; and Dawn Sonntag, D.M.A., associate professor of music at Hiram College.

About the presenter:

Clifton Ware, D.M., is an international figure in the world of voice pedagogy. He has become known for his signature “Efficient and Authentic Voice Technique,” which takes a holistic, simplistic and effective approach, ensuring singers preserve their vocal health while cultivating a unique, expressive sound. Dr. Ware received his Doctor of Music degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and has taught at the University of Minnesota for 37 years. He has presented across the globe, in the United States, Europe, Argentina, Newfoundland, Japan, Korea and New Zealand, and has published five books, including “Adventures in Singing” and “Basics of Vocal Pedagogy.”