Silvia Nakkach

 Silvia Nakkach

An internationally known pioneer in the field of sound and transformation of consciousness, Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT, has cultivated a voice that transports listeners into the heart of devotion. Her vocal work ranges from traditional chants to contemporary vocal improvisations. She is also an award-winning composer, former music psychotherapist, teacher, and recording artist.

Nakkach is the founding director of Vox Mundi School of the Voice, an international project devoted to teaching and preserving sacred-music traditions. Vox Mundi students study the integrative use of sound and chant to transform consciousness, to support healing, and to revitalize singing as spiritual practice. Vox Mundi has schools in the San Francisco Bay Area, Brazil, and Argentina.

Nakkach is on the faculty of the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, where she created the Sound, Voice, and Music Healing certificate and also designed the academic master’s degree in integrative health with a focus on sound healing. She travels worldwide to lead trainings in Yoga of the Voice, her signature program.

Nakkach’s interest in indigenous music cosmology and spirituality has led her to collaborate with renowned Indian healers and South American shamans. In addition, she has studied Hindustani music with the late maestro Ali Akbar Khan, and Dhrupad singing with Dr. Ritwik Sanyal in Benares, India, where she travels annually with her students.

Nakkach, who holds degrees in music composition, psychology, music therapy, and music education, has written an opera (Amazonia Insight), released nine albums, and written many scholarly articles on the healing power of music. Her album, Ah: The Healing Voice, is played in hospitals and health-care centers to create a healing atmosphere before and after surgery. She has contributed to an extensive body of therapeutic vocal techniques that have become landmarks in the fields of sound healing and music therapy training.

Author Photo © Mary Gaetjens.


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