Join Duke Voice Care Center and Duke Chapel for an interactive workshop on singing, speaking, and vocal health. The workshop will take place August 11-12 in Goodson Chapel in Duke Divinity School on Duke’s Campus.

Guest instructor, Dr. David Harris, will lead participants in group singing and hands-on learning sessions, unlocking he complexities of voice science to help you achieve a healthier, more fulfilling vocal experience. Choral singers, choral conductors, music educators, church musicians, praise and worship singers, a cappella vocalists, and anyone who is interested in feeling with their voice work with greater ease will benefit from this immersive event. There will also be demonstrations on speaking voice wellness for vocal professionals such as conductors, teachers, clergy, and more. Download more about the Voice Enhancement Workshop.


Friday, August 11, 2017
9:00 am – 5:30 pm; 8:00 pm concert

Activities include:

  • The power of knowledge: How understanding vocal anatomy and acoustics can make leading a choral rehearsal significantly easier and more fulfilling
  • Vocal register for choral singers
  • Exercises related to tongue, jaw, and vowel modification in choral singing
  • Vocal technique for classical and contemporary singing styles
  • Evening group singing and choral master class in Duke Chapel (at 8:00 pm)

Saturday, August 12, 2017
9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Activities include:

  • Morning Hymn Sing service in Chapel
  • Vocal health for singers, clergy, choral conductors, and teachers
  • Integrating emotion into chorus practice and performance
  • How to motivate singers to find authentic performances
  • Utilizing voice-illuminating technology
  • Breakout sessions for individual professional voice needs

To register, visit:

Pricing and fees:

Full 2-day workshop
– Register before July 28, 2017: $50
– Register after July 28, 2017: $60

Single day workshop
– Register before July 28, 2017: $40
– Register after July 28, 2017: $50

Dr. David Harris ( ) & Duke Voice Care Center team ( )