Florida Center for Professional Voice &
National Institute for Continuing Education in Voice
Dedicated to providing vocal technique and wellness instruction and referrals to rehabilitation and medical services for singers and other professional voice users, the Florida Center for Professional Voice is based in the Lakewood Ranch clinic/studio of Dr. Karen Wicklund, Singer's Wellness Specialist. The FloridaCenter for Professional Voice and Dr. Wicklund also maintain a website for singers and professional voice users, www.singershealth.com.
Through the National Institute for Continuing Education in Voice (NICEV), Dr. Wicklund and her colleagues provide educational workshops and consulting services for individuals, corporations, healthcare organizations, and educational institutions in Florida and throughout the world. NICEV workshops include:
-the 56-hour Singing Voice Specialist Certificate training course- upcoming: January 13-15, 2017, Lakewood Ranch, Florida.
For an application for training email: Dr. Wicklund
-A new 2-day workshop called "Refresh your Breath! (and Voice)TM. Structured for Speech-Language Pathologists, singing teachers and choir directors who need to refresh their skills in teaching singing or providing voice therapy, the first day of the workshop is an in-depth review of vocal anatomy and physiology, respiration function for speaking and singing and vocal health topics. The second day breakout sessions cover topics specific to SLPs (review of Voice Disorders and therapy techniques, acoustic measures and other voice evaluation techniques, Case Studies) and for singing teachers/choir directors (age-appropriate vocalizes/warmups, inclusion of Special Needs students in a choral setting, solo contest repertoire for high school singers, and healthy musical theater singing techniques).
"Refresh your Breath! courses are under reviewal for receiving ASHA continuing education units. Dates of courses TBD. For more information, please see announcements section here: singershealth homepage
Dr. Karen Wicklund, Editor-in-Chief
Wayne H. Purdin, Copy Editor
WHO WE ARE:
NICEV Press is a new publisher (Dec., 2015) of digital only (paper-free) Ebooks and Audio books on voice/voice pedagogy/health/therapy-habilitation, voice science, dissertations, musician/other biographies and other vocal continuing education topics. Unlike many other voice text publishers, NICEV press is dedicated to rewarding authors with more equitable royalty rates.
WHY WE ARE PAPER-FREE:
-Ebooks are portable and easy to display on your tablet/e-reader on your piano rack or music stand. Tablets also allow for adjustable magnification of the text to enable better legibility of text and/or musical incipits.
-The digital possibilities of color and graphics are almost endless with an ebook. Our texts can display six-plus and beyond color schemes. Six-color printing of hard copies is an extremely expensive process, and standard publishers refer this cost (indirectly) to their authors by keeping 90% or so of their profits.
-Fewer production costs for NICEV Press mean more royalties in the pockets of our authors. Standard author royalties for a hard-copied text are 10% or less. However, dependent on numbers of licensing fees needed for each text, NICEV authors can sometimes earn up to a 40% royalty on each copy of their text. *
-Fewer production costs on our end also mean a slightly higher advertising budget for our texts, which can yield greater book sales.
-At this time we also do not sell to libraries, as NICEV Press prefers to encourage sales to individual purchasers of our texts.
-BOOKS WE HAVE ALREADY PUBLISHED: Wicklund, 2015. Singing Voice Rehabilitation, Second Edition.FOR MORE INFO ON SINGING VOICE REHABILITATION, PLEASE SEE THE HOMEPAGE: www.singershealth.com
-BOOKS WE ARE ABOUT TO PUBLISH: We’ve had some promising proposals of singers’ biographies and a biographical audio book. Watch our Facebook Page for more news!
TO REQUEST AN AUTHOR'S BOOK PROPOSAL FORM, PLEASE EMAIL Dr. Wicklund at firstname.lastname@example.org
* PLEASE EMAIL email@example.com FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON NICEV PRESS ROYALTY RATES.
Florida Center for Professional Voice and NICEV
Dr. Karen Wicklund, DM, MHS CCC-SLP, SVS
Vocal Technician, Soprano and Voice Therapist
corporate mailing address:
8374 Market Street, Box 523
Bradenton, Florida 34202