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Voices Carry*

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Reading a great post from fellow voice talent, Paul Strikwerda, led me to learn about World Voice Day. An annual event, it celebrates and highlights all things “Voice”, that is, vocal health and the power of the instrument that is our voice. Intrigued by the idea, I found lots of interesting information and offer you a concise version of what World Voice Day encompasses…

From world-voice-day.org:

The general idea underlying the World Voice Day is to demonstrate to the general public that Voice Matters.

2015 the motto is – VOICE, The Original Social Media.

The strategy is to arrange a global celebration in terms of an impressive multitude of voice and local events on April 16, 2015 in as many countries as possible, from New Zealand all the way to America and Hawaii.

Their mission statement? “To share the Excitement of the Voice Phenomenon with the Public, Scientists and Funding Bodies.”

The World-Voice-Day.org website offers info on events around the world including many, many concerts. Also included is information about vocal health and how sound is made with our voices.

I love the idea of the voice being the original social media… and as I continued to uncover what this day was all about, I found so many gorgeous resources for myself! Perhaps you’ll find something useful.

Also, from ENTNET.org, a medical association that is “all in”, in regards to this interesting day, including pdf files: VO!CE: The Original Social Media, The Dos and Don’ts to a Healthy Voice, Vocal Health into the Golden Years

…and more, all found at http://www.entnet.org/WorldVoiceDay

  • About Your Voice
  • Tips for Healthy Voices
  • Keeping Your Voice Healthy
  • Special Care for Voice Users
  • Vocal Warmup: Put Your Best Voice Forward

CLICK TO HEAR SONG>>*“Voices Carry – a 1985 song from the band, ‘Til Tuesday.