Presenter: Ian Howell
Title: Fastmusic 2020: Practical, Financial, and Social Challenges of Low Latency music making in the Covid 19 Era
Moderator: Matthew Schloneger
Date/Time: November 18, 2020,.8:00pm ET
Description: The covid 19 pandemic has spurred intense development in the area of low latency, perceptually lagless audio and video transmission. This presentation seeks to tell the story of distributed music making within the voice and voice education community, addressing social reception, institutional inertia, technological and financial hurdles, and ultimately highlighting solutions.
Bio: Dr. Ian Howell is a member of the voice faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music, where he also directs the graduate voice pedagogy program and coaches students in Baroque voice repertory. Dr. Howell's work explores the special psychoacoustics of the singing voice, with an eye toward practical applications for singers and voice teachers. Dr. Howell has presented original research at the Pan American Vocology Association's Symposium (2015, 2016), The National Association of Teachers of Singing's National Convention (2016), Harvard's ArtTechPsyche III (2017), and The Society for Music Perception and Cognition (upcoming summer of 2017). He is a guest faculty member at the Vocal Pedagogy Professional Workshop at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee (2017), and Kenneth Bozeman's Acoustic Vocal Pedagogy Seminar (2017).. As a classical countertenor, Ian Howell has sung on most major international concert stages as both a soloist and a member of the Grammy Award winning ensemble Chanticleer. He appears on recordings on the Warner Brothers, Rhino, Gothic, Yale, American Bach Soloists, and Naxos record labels and has published multiple live concert performances on YouTube. Ian Howell holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from NEC, the Master of Music degree from Yale University, and the Bachelor of Music degree from Capital University.
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