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2015 McClosky Summer Seminars

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SCIENCE meets ART in these seminars, which teach voice techniques that both enhance healthy voices and benefit troubled voices.

Unique to this seminar are 8 hours of small group sessions where experienced Certified McClosky Voice Technicians help participants improve their own vocal technique with individualized attention.

Daily lectures and discussions offer special interest topics including:

  • Biomechanics of the Voice: The relationship of breath, vocal fold function, and resonance
  • Healthy Voice Production: The McClosky approach through posture, breathing, & relaxation of key muscle groups
  • Care of the Mature Voice: Appropriate vocal hygiene as the voice matures
  • Common Voice Disorders: A review and discussion, usually with an M.D.
  • Relationship of Speech and Singing: Demonstration and practice of careful voice use
  • Popular Styles: A healthy approach to theater, pop, rock, and other styles

  • Training the Developing Voice: Using the McClosky technique with young singers


For more details, please click on our schedule.

Participants learn to approach basic problems in voice quality and to analyze issues in the use of the voice.  By becoming ATTUNED to the physical process, you will learn to use the techniques in all speaking and singing situations.

These seminars are frequently held in conjunction with our advanced-level Certified McClosky Voice Technician Course.

Speech and Language Pathologists will learn how these techniques can be used in clinical applications for hyperfunctional disorders replacing faulty production with vocal efficiency.


"The McClosky Seminar and CMVT Certification course opened my eyes to a solid and unique technical approach to singing and teaching. These invaluable tools were not available to me when I trained 35 years ago and, although not new, are still unknown to far too many in the profession."
– Paul Elliott, Professor of Music, Indiana University

"I feel freedom in my voice that I have never felt.
I am also excited about teaching this technique with my choral students"
– Pam Walling, Choral Director, Virginia

"The McClosky Institute of Voice has been a tremendous help to me personally and to my students as they benefit from what I have learned. As an active teacher and performer, I have gained a new 'lease' on my singing life with the immense freedom and flexibility of the McClosky technique. I highly recommend the McClosky program, technique, and philosophy of voice to anyone at any level who desires to truly realize the full potential of their voice."
– David G. Parker, Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina

Tuition and Housing Information

Two Summer Seminars will be offered in 2015: Manchester New Hampshire and Redlands California.

Early Bird tuition is $499 if your deposit is received by May 1, and regular tuition is $535 if your deposit is received after May 1. For those staying in the dorms, see room and board costs below. A $200 deposit is required to hold your space, and your remaining balance is due one month before the seminar begins.

Thursday 7/16/15 - Sunday 7/19/15
Cost for accommodations and all meals: $365


Redlands, CA
June 22-25
Classes held at First Congregational Church of Redlands
Accommodations at University of Redlands
Cost for accommodations, breakfasts and dinners: $255

Registration and Payment Information

To register for our seminar, please click here to use our online form. If you have trouble doing this or would prefer to register by phone, please call Jay Lane at 978-897-5372, and he will complete your registration for you. You may pay by check or credit card. If you prefer not to use email, please indicate this in the comments section and we will contact you by regular mail.


Continuing Education and Graduate Credit

We offer Continuing Education Units, Professional Development Points, and Graduate Credit. 


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