Yoga for Singers
Yoga is the combination of mind, body, and spirit in an everlasting flow of energy. Singing also involves these three aspects: the mind for technique, the body for
sound, and the spirit for expression. Because of their similarities, yoga and singing can easily go hand-in-hand with great benefit to the singer. Some of these benefits include greater postural awareness, better physical alignment, and reduction of anxiety. This paper will explore in depth the wonderful correlations between and benefits from yoga and singing.
International Journal of the Arts in Society, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp.295-302.
Article: Print (Spiral Bound).
Article: Electronic (PDF File; 938.038KB).
Assistant Professor of Music, Music Department, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
Jeremy Hunt received his Bachelor of Music in Voice from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. He went on to receive both his Masters and his Doctorate in Vocal Performance from the prestigious Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. During his time at IU, Dr. Hunt studied with world-renowned singers and teachers Virginia Zeani, Giorgio Tozzi, and Andreas Poulimenos. Jeremy has sung with the Orlando Chorale, as the tenor soloist for Mozart’s Requiem, the Orlando Philharmonic, in a concert of Aaron Copland songs, as well as the tenor soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra in Canada. He is an active recitalist with performances throughout the US, Canada and Indonesia and has performed in nine languages. Dr. Hunt currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Central Florida, in Orlando. At UCF, he teaches studio voice lessons, vocal pedagogy, and vocal diction. In addition to his musical interests, Jeremy is a registered Yoga instructor with the Yoga Alliance, and incorporates his knowledge and practice of Yoga into the voice studio. Dr. Hunt is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and is currently Secretary/Treasurer of the Central Florida Chapter.
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