Nicola Oddy

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Affiliation: Concordia University
Presentation: Participatory Workshop
Title: Sing walk: An experience of environmental vocal exploration
Abstract: This unique workshop offers choral singers an opportunity to sing in unlikely places and to improvise together as a group. Get off the page and create beauty with others through improvisation based on intuition and vocal interaction. Sing in unusual places and think about singing as a personal growth experience. Expand your experience of choral singing and experience the world as your acoustic playground!

Biography: Nicola Oddy MA RP CCC MTA is a certified music therapist, certified counsellor and registered psychotherapist in Ontario. She is a part time professor at Concordia University in the Creative Arts Therapies department and adjunct professor at Carleton University in the department for studies in art and culture. She has used her voice all her life in performances, choirs, as a teacher and as a therapist. Her master’s thesis entitled A Field of Vocal Discovery: A Descriptive Study of Vocal Perception explores how singing is a function of the human body and spirit. Nicola is beginning Doctoral studies this fall, at Carleton university. She will be studying how the voice can be used as a Cultural Mediation.