Workshops/Presentations

Presentations

Shelagh Davies is a frequent guest speaker nationally and internationally. Her lecture and workshop topics include:

  • Vocal anatomy/physiology and voice care for professional singers, singing students and choral singers
  • Coping in the classroom: managing the vocal challenges of teaching
  • Voice problems and voice management for swimming instructors, lifeguards, salespeople and others who use their voices extensively in their work
  • The voice and the clergy
  • The voice when it’s very, very loud—vocalizations during Taiko drumming
  • Speech and voice change in transgender men and women
  • Coping with speech and voice changes in Parkinson's Disease

Recent presentations include:

2014:

  • Guest speaker, Annual General Meeting, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Vancouver Chapter

2013/14:

  • April: Workshop for professional actors as part of the Arts Club Actors' Intensive

2012:

  • April: Workshop for professional actors as part of the Arts Club Actors' Intensive
  • September: Aspects of Voice Training for Transgender Women, convention of the Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health
  • October: Practical Voice Science for the Speech-Language Pathologist for the annual convention of the BC Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

2011:

  • January: 'The Performers' Voice'- workshop for graduate speech/language pathology students, UBC
  • June: Workshop for professional actors as part of the Arts Club Actors' Intensive


2010:

  • June, Montreal: Symposium Chair, Speech and Voice Change, Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health
  • October, Vancouver: “Practical Science for Singers” workshop for the National Association of Teachers of Singing

2009:

  • October, New Westminster: Survival Guide for the Voice – a talk to Voice and Theatre students at Douglas College

2008:

  • May 8: For professional singers and actors: Vocal Survival Guide for Singers and Actors; Generously sponsored by SHAPE (Safety and Health in Arts Production and Entertainment)
  • May 25 – 27, Singapore: The Sound Voice Workshop; Seminars for the general public and for singers and singing teachers
  • June, Toronto, "Changing Keys: Speech and Voice Therapy for Transsexual Women", presentation at the coonference of the Canadian Association of Professionals for Transgender Health

2007:

  • February/March, Singapore: 5 days of seminars and workshops for speech-language therapists and singers focusing on the care and efficient production of the singing voice
  • October, Surrey, BC: Workshop for Elementary School Music Teachers
  • November, BCASLPA Conference, Whistler, BC: Presentation: "Changing Keys: Speech and Voice Therapy for Transgender Women"
  • December, Transgender Primary Care Conference, Vancouver, BC "Changing Keys: Speech and Voice Therapy for Transgender Women"

2006:

  • September, Victoria, BC: seminar/workshop for singers, singing teachers and vocal pedagogy students at Victoria Academy of Music on scientific and medical aspects of the voice
  • October, Vancouver, BC: presentation to Douglas College singing/acting students vocal anatomy/physiology and the care of the performance voice
  • April, Surrrey, BC: Workshops for classroom teachers and music teachers
  • April, Vancouver, BC: presentation to UBC graduate students on clinical practice in working with the voice and its disorders, in performers, persons with Parkinsons, and transgender clients

2005:

  • February, Abbotsford, BC: Presentation to teachers on voice care and prevention of voice problems
  • April, Fraser Vallery, BC: presentation to Fraser Valley Regional Parkinson’s Conference
  • April, Vancouver: Workshop Barkerville’s Theatre Royal Company
  • June 6, Hersonisous, Crete, Greece: presentation to international teaching faculty of the McKenzie Institute on voice care, efficient voice production