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The Alexander Technique (Academic Lyceum Credit)

November 1st, 2011 by jimm wetherbee in Announcements, Friends of the Library

Dr. Jessie Wright Martin Associate Professor of Voice Wingate University

The Friends of the Ethel K. Smith Library invite you to join Dr. Jessie Wright Martin on Thursday, November 10th  at 7:30 .m. in the Recital Hall of the Batte Fine Arts Center for her presentation of the Alexander Technique.

The Alexander Technique offers a unique psycho-physical approach to learning about ourselves through movement.  When we access the underlying principles governing our thoughts and actions, we gain a measure of control over our customary habits and our immediate reactions.  Benefits include ease of movement, relief from pain, stress, and tension; increased energy, improved coordination and poise.

Event is free and open to the public.  Wingate University students have priority seating.  E-mail Christy Inge or call 704.233.8091 for more details

Martin trained with Martha Hansen Fertman at the Alexander Alliance in Philadelphia.   She is a certified member of Alexander Technique. She has taught workshops at universities including Augusta State University, Brevard College, Gardner-Webb University and her own Wingate University.  She has also taught classes for the Ohio Light Opera.  Dr. Martin holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from Louisiana State University.  Her final project is entitled A Survey of the Operettas of Emmerich Kálmán.  She also holds a Master’s in Music in Vocal Performance from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor’s in Music in Vocal Performance from The Florida State University.   She is a frequent performer of song literature, oratorio and opera/operetta.  She has performed with the Ohio Light Opera for 11 seasons, performing in over 25 productions.  At Wingate University, she teaches applied voice, vocal literature and is the director of Opera Workshop.