Claudia Friedlander (US) "Complete Vocal Fitness"

Presentation of her new book: A Singer's Guide to Physical Training, Anatomy and Biomechanics

Lecture and workshop

Elite athletes rely on the expertise of athletic trainers for achieving balanced length/tension relationships throughout major muscle groups and cultivating full range of motion through their joints. Many of the techniques that can help a pitcher develop a 100 mph fastball or a gymnast perform an effortless handspring are highly applicable to the muscles and joints that govern breathing and laryngeal function.

The workshop will present principles of of strength and flexibility training and demonstrate how they can be applied to optimize alignment, stability, breath management and laryngeal mobility for singers.


Claudia Friedlander, DMus, NASM-CPT, CES, PES is a voice teacher and fitness expert based in New York City. Early in her teaching career, frustration with her inability to address the mechanical dysfunction some of her students possessed in a methodical and rigorous way motivated her to study kinesiology. She has completed Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Performance Enhancement Specialist certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and applies the concept of sport-specific training to the professional voice in numerous ways. Dr. Friedlander has presented workshops on vocal fitness for The Voice Foundation and the Performing Arts Medicine Association, and was an invited panel discussant on health and wellness for OPERA America. Her book on the topic, Complete Vocal Fitness: A Singer’s Guide to Physical Training, Anatomy and Biomechanics, will be published by Rowman & Littlefield in May 2018. She is the author of the monthly column “Musings on Mechanics” for Classical Singer Magazine as well as a widely read and cited blog on vocal technique and fitness, The Liberated Voice.