Students to participate in a practical demonstration and to see their vocal cords in action, using videostroboscopy
Vocal students on the BA (Hons) Music degree are to take part in a programme which will enhance their understanding of the human anatomy and physiology affecting the voice.
This opportunity is thanks to a collaboration between Bridget Knowles, Vocal Studies lecturer from the Department of Creative and Performing Arts at WIT and Emer Lang, consultant ENT surgeon, University Hospital Waterford.
Through the initiative the students will also learn how to avoid problems with the vocal chords that are commonly encountered by singers, actors and others who use their voice professionally.
In a practical demonstration they will get to see their vocal cords in action, using videostroboscopy.
An in-depth discussion of the demonstration with Ms Lang and Ms Knowles, allows students to benefit from their respective expertise in the areas of ENT medicine and vocal performance.
The initiative will provide valuable data for ongoing research being undertaken by Ms Lang at University Hospital Waterford and will give insight to the students into the physiology of the vocal cords.