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Estill Voice Training Hybrid Level One: Figures for Voice Control - In Person & Level Two: Figure Combinations for Six Voice Qualities - In Person

Level One and Two Courses: July 6-9, 2024

Course Instructor: Brian J. Winnie, D.M.A., Estill Mentor & Course Instructor with Testing Privileges, Director of Choral Studies - BJ-Winnie@wiu.edu

PREREQUISITE: This is a new HYBRID format, which means you must first complete the Foundations of Estill Voice Training self-run, online course prior to attending the Level One course. The four-day Level 1 and 2 courses will be held in-person, not online.

Register here with Estill and pay for course materials: https://estillvoice.com/find-a-course/?id=2902

Register here and pay for in-person course instruction: https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/ticketing/c3cf79ac-3c3a-4127-8123-017876b5976f

Course Information:

  • When: July 6-9, 2024 (Hyrbid, in-person, Level One and Two), 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily
  • Where: Batavia High School, 1201 Main St., Batavia, IL
  • Level 1 and 2 Combined Workshop Cost: $475, $250/College & High School students (price is for works only and does not include fees listed below)
    • (Additional course fees apply through Estill International. $195 for new students, which includes the Foundations course and workbooks; $70 for returning students)
  • Registration & Payment Deadline: July 1, 2024
  • Level 1 only (no student discount is $300); Level 2 only (no student discount is $200) and must have previously taken a Level 1 course
    • (Additional course fees apply through Estill International. $195 for new students taking Level 1 only; $40 for Level 1 only returning students; $30 for Level 2 only returning students)


The Estill Voice Model: Find A New Way!

In this ever-changing time, it is important to have more tools to help individuals grow their vocal technique within the ensemble setting in all environments; online and face-to-face. The Estill Voice Training (EVT) workshops and courses help you to understand the anatomy, physiology, and psychoacoustics of the voice to better your singing, speaking, and teaching of vocal technique. EVT also helps you make more informed choices of specific qualities, or recipes, for various styles of music – making you and your singers more versatile.

The Estill Voice Model focuses on the  CRAFT of voice production!

Craft is learning how to control the various structural components of the voice. Each structure contributes to sound and feeling of the voice. Control of these structures leads to unlimited options for changing – or maintaining – voice quality, without vocal strain. Craft is the foundation.

Benefits of Estill Voice Training™

  • Replaces mystery with knowledge
  • Reduces performance anxiety
  • Promotes confidence
  • Empowers students to make choices
  • Provides vocal variety
  • Leaves nothing to chance
  • Leads to a balance of vocal health and aesthetic freedom

What does this mean for you or your students? It means you can transform your teaching into a research-based model. No longer is the voice shrouded in mystery. EVT will give you the tools, software, exercises, and understanding of how to teach a wide variety of vocal qualities. Come check it out at our upcoming workshop or courses! Anyone high school-aged or older is welcome to attend.