While music can be an important tool for building community, technology now allows our experience of music to be private rather than communal. In this TEDxSaltLakeCity talk, Brian Manternach explores the benefits of singing and makes the case for letting our guard down and simply singing along.
Brian Manternach is on the singing voice faculty at the University of Utah. He has performed professionally across the US and Europe. He has taught music and singing at every level from middle school through graduate school and his students have won numerous local, regional, and national awards. Brian believes that we all have a unique voice that deserves to be cultivated. He feels that popular culture has had too great an influence on setting expectations of how we are “supposed” to sound. He most enjoys helping singers see beyond these expectations to instead discover their natural, authentic voices by releasing tension and working from a foundation of efficiency, ease, flexibility, and fun. He also believes that, as we discover the power of our own voices, we also learn the importance of listening to ourselves and to others, allowing us to hear and respond with honesty and genuineness.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx