Voice Workshops & Presentations Sylka Uhlig:

 

19/20 January 2019 

Training: Voice, Singing & Rap in Music Therapy (English); Center for Education (Agenzia di educazione permanente), Bolzano, Italy; Musiktherapie Ausbildung. Registration at www.cesfor.bz.it/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/FLYER-MT-CESFOR-2014.pdf; information email info@cesfor.bz.it

 

30 November 2018

Studiedag Stem, Belgische Beroepsvereniging van Muziektherapeuten: http: www.bmtvzw.be/

 

15 November 2018

Miracles of Music: De dag van de muziektherapie, VU Amsterdam: https://miraclesofmusic.nl/congres/

 

30/31 August 2018

SUMMERSCHOOL CLINICAL RESEARCH METHODS IN MUSIC SCIENCES AND INTERVENTIONS, VU Amsterdam: https://crmmusic2018.wordpress.com/program/

 

5/6 May 2018

Experience of Singing & Transfer for Professional Development at Voice Training Program in Music Therapy: IL CANTO DELLA VOCE, Trento, Italy

Il canto della voce

 

 

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Related Resources & References

Videos & Publications

Vocal improvisation: Bobby McFerrin sings for scientists

Nakkach & Carpenter (2012) Free Your Voice: Awaken to Life Through Singing. Sounds True Publisher.

Austin, D. (2009) The Theory and Practice of Vocal Psychotherapy; Songs of the Self, JKP. GB.

Austin, D. (2002). The voice of trauma: A wounded healer’s perspective. In Julie P. Sutton (Ed.), Music, music therapy and trauma: International perspectives. London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, p. 231-259.

Newham, P. (1998). Therapeutic voicework: Principles and practice for the use of singing as a therapy. Bristol, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers Ltd.

Loewy, J. V., MacGregor, B., Richards, K. C., Rodriguez, J. (1997). Music therapy pediatric pain management: Assessing and attending to the sounds of hurt, fear, and anxiety. In Joanne V. Loewy (Ed.), Music therapy and pediatric pain. Cherry Hill, NJ: Jeffrey Books, p. 45-56.

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References

Participants of Training Rap & Singing in Music Therapy, Bolzano, Italy 2014/2015:

‘Sylka Uhlig is a bright spirit. She teaches, lives and moves with a great passion and enthusiasm. Her knowledge, experience and heart make her work so successful.” Marianne Schinaia at LinkedIn.

A. The workshop was very interesting and complete, both in the overview of voicework in music therapy, and in the in depth work with the “rap” instrument. Theory and practice were very well balanced and Sylka was able to create a positive and welcoming environment. I really appreciated the possibility to express myself in a creative way together with the group, discovering how the creation of rap lyrics helps to bring even important personal themes to the surface. All this in the freedom and pleasure of body engagement, rhythmical enhancement and vocal expression. A big thanks to Sylka for this precious workshop!

B. Workshop was light and fun but also it forced me to work a lot on myself. To write a rap that makes sense and that really has something to say is not easy. The method Sylka explained is complex, articulated and complete. It forces you (even if you don’t want to) to look inside yourself and deeply analyze the feelings you have about a specific person, event or situation. It was very useful, I acquired precious skills for my music therapy.

C. The workshop was very useful because Sylka focused on skills and practical experience. I particularly appreciated her experiences and research work on voice. It’s a pity her books are not translated. She was very good at understanding the group’s needs and the personal profile of everyone. It would have been good to have more time to complete the rap composed during the last afternoon or to create a new one.

D. Der Workshop hat mir sehr gut gefallen. Denn ausser der technischen Vorschlaege die Du unterbreitet hast, gefaellt mir sehr gut deine “powerfull” Art und das ist toll! Seit laengerem verwende ich immer mehr in der Therapie die Stimme. Dadurch habe ich mit den Behinderten ein besseres Verstaendigungsverhaeltnis gefunden und entwickelt. Ich selbst bezeichne mich als eine rhythmische Person und deshalb arbeite ich auch viel mit Percussion in der Therapie. Den Rap kann ich sicher gut in der Therapie anwenden. Was mir noch sehr gut gefallen hat war das Schreiben von Texten welches die Gefuehlswelt der Person beschreiben kann. Oefters passiert auch das jemand von MT hoert, aber jedoch Angst hat weil er kein Instrument spielen kann. Und gerade mit dem Rhythmus und den Worten, ist es ein guter Mix um etwas auszudruecken. Ausserdem ist es auch eine gute Ergaenzung um nicht nur die Noten niederzuschreiben und zu analysieren die die Person bewegt.

About Sylka Uhlig

Bruun, E. F. (2012). Voicework in music therapy research and practice, edited by Felicity Baker and Sylka Uhlig: London and Philadelphia, Jessica Kingsley, 2011, 367 pp.,£ 29.99 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-84905-165-1. Dramatherapy, 34(2), 109-110.

Molyneux, C. (2011). Voicework in music therapy: Research and practice [Book Review]. New Zealand Journal of Music Therapy, 9, 86.

Rinta, T. (2012). Book Review: Voicework in Music Therapy–Research and Practice. By Felicity Baker and Sylka Uhlig (Eds.), foreword by Diane Austin. London, UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2011. 368pp.£ 29.99/$49.95 paperback. ISBN: 9781849051651. Psychology of Music, 40(6), 761-764.

Renz, M., Rieger, G., Lahusen, S., Generotzky, C., Schumacher, K., Wosch, T., & Uhlig, S. (2008). Ulrike Linden, Wibke Feenders, Dr. Michael Meusers, Dr. Thomas Ostermann Musiktherapie bei Kindern mit Sprachentwicklungsverzögerung–Zwei Einzelfallstudien aus einer Pilotstudie………………………. 337. Musiktherapeutische Umschau, 29(4), 321-322.

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Links

Stichting Muziektherapie Nederland

European Music Therapy Confederation

American Music Therapy Association

World Federation of Music Therapy

Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy

European Consortium for Arts Therapies Education

 

Specialists of Voice:

Antonella Grusovin www.ilcantodellavoce.com

Fraua Kruse-Zaiss, StimmIMPULS www.stimmimpuls.com

Kate Richards Geller (USA) www.singforyourself.net

Lisa Sokolov, Embodied VoiceWork, NY, USA www.lisasokolov.com

Diane Austin, Clinical Vocal Improvisation, NY, USA www.dianeaustin.com

Silvia Nakkach, Vox Mundi Project, CA, USA www.voxmundiproject.com

Rhiannon, Vocal Improvisation, CA, USA www.rhiannonmusic.com

Navah Tehilla (NL/Israel) www.orbalev.nl

Gülten Uralli (Turkey) www.tumata.com

Annette Cramer (Germany) http://www.musiktherapeutikum.de

Florencia Grasselli (Argentina/Netherlands) www.muziek-therapie.com

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“De kunsten geven toegang tot onze diepste emoties, ze raken preverbale als ook hoogabstracte perceptie. Ze zijn daarom onlosmakelijk verbonden met onze gezondheid, met fysiek, psychisch, spiritueel en sociaal welzijn. Ze waren eeuwenlang leermeester voor de ontwikkeling van emotionele vaardigheden en humanisme, en ze veroveren deze plek opnieuw zoals beschreven in dit boek” (Uhlig, 2013. In De muzen aan het woord. Birnie en Dirkx. Boekomslag. De ronde Tafel)