Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Tuvan Throat Singing Master Class

Mon, March 4, 2013

Friday, March 8th, 2013 
3:00-4:30 PM 
Parlin Hall, Room 1 
Eliot Stone
Graduate from the MA program 
in Slavic and Eurasian Studies 
at The University of Texas 

This Master Class is will provide students with a basic working knowledge of the skills that make Tuvan throat singing possible.  The class is intended for those interested in developing their own throat singing practice; however, the master class will also be valuable to those who plan to attend the Alash Ensemble performance on Sunday, March 10th, as students will gain insight into Tuvan vocal production as well as an understanding of the cultural and historical contexts in which throat singing is currently performed. 

Eliot Stone is a master throat singer, performer and ethnomusicologist who has intensely focused on Tuvan music and culture for the past six years.  Eliot holds an MA from The University of Texas Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies and has won multiple awards in Tuva for his throat singing performances. He will return to Tuva this spring to perform and compete during the fifth Tuvan Throat Singing Symposim in Kyzyl at the invitation of the Tuvan Ministry of Culture.  Eliot has also professionally taught Tuvan throat singing in the United States to the vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, whose recent album release was met with critical acclaim.  

The event is free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of The University of Texas Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, The College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of Asian Studies. Donations will be graciously accepted. 

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