HPU Music Department Hosts Vocal Clinic

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 1, 2011 –  The Department of Music at High Point University recently hosted a vocal health clinic featuring Leda Scearce, performing voice specialist and director of Performing Voice Programs at Duke University Medical Center Voice Care.

“For all performers, it is very important to remember that you are your instrument,” says Scearce. “Other instruments can be replaced, but you only get one set of vocal cords.”

The clinic taught strategies for maintaining long-term vocal health and efficient singing techniques to singers, actors, teachers, coaches and public speakers. Specific health strategies discussed included diet, hydration, warming up, dealing with sickness and avoiding risky situations.

“The music department hopes that this clinic will help its students achieve their vocal goals and enable their voices to last for a lifetime,” says Scott MacLeod, faculty member of the HPU Department of Music.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.? Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at highpoint.edu.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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