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Lynn Watson

Lynn Watson (Theatre) and UMBC Theatre alum, Rachel Hirshorn, presented their research at the Voice and Speech Trainers Assoc. conference in Singapore this summer. In collaboration with neuroscientist Dr. Tyler Davis, they discussed their fMRI pilot study examining the effects of a performance training methodology (Fitzmaurice Voicework) on neurological activity and cognition. The investigation results were encouraging, and the research team has submitted an NEA “Creativity Connects” grant proposal to fund an expanded study. Creativity Connects “is a grant opportunity in the Art Works category that supports collaborative, mutually beneficial partnerships between the arts and non-arts sectors.”