Professional training of singers and teachers of singing

a comparative study of selected vocal performance and pedagogy programs in the United States of America and the Federal Republic of Germany

Author: Jeffrey Treganza

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 129

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How are singers and teachers of singing professionally trained in the United States and Germany? In what context do degree programs function and how do they compare in both countries? Using methods of comparative education, data from twelve institutions were collected and analyzed. Findings show that American programs emphasize performance studies, music scholarship, and general education. Programs with pedagogy emphasis are found in only a small number of US institutions raising questions about the purpose and content of graduate degrees in voice, especially the Doctor of Musical Arts. In Germany, vocal performance and pedagogy programs are found in every college of music. However, in the wake of the EU Bologna Declaration, German institutions are struggling to adapt performance and pedagogy programs to bachelor's and master's degree structures, yet maintain traditionally high standards and international competitiveness.
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Singing in Musical Theatre

The Training of Singers and Actors

Author: Joan Melton

Publisher: Allworth Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 1581154828

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 223

View: 6041

The vocal demands of current musical theatre performance are such that a new kind of training has had to develop for singers in that arena—training that often parallels the voice training of actors, thus bringing into sync two historically conflicting vocal perspectives! Singing in Musical Theatre takes the reader into the studios of sixteen major teachers of singing in Great Britain, Australia and the United States, through a series of personal interviews. Three concluding chapters then synthesize the material and relate it directly to theatre voice. Voice practitioners will find the book invaluable for sorting through the confusing array of pedagogical perspectives regularly bandied about at conferences, and performers will be delighted to know that their respective vocal trainings are finally coming together! Angela Punch McGregor personalizes the connective links among trainings in the Foreword, as she describes her preparation for Sunset Boulevard as a turning point in her own brilliant career.
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A Spectrum of Voices

Prominent American Voice Teachers Discuss the Teaching of Singing

Author: Elizabeth Blades-Zeller

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810849534

Category: Music

Page: 280

View: 4914

A quick-and-handy reference for the studio teacher, this book can also serve as a text for vocal pedagogy courses and as a supplement for physiology and vocal mechanics, teachers and students of singing, music educators, and musical theatre performers.
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Singing and Teaching Singing

A Holistic Approach to Classical Voice, Third Edition

Author: Janice L.Chapman

Publisher: Plural Publishing

ISBN: 1944883479

Category: Music

Page: 400

View: 3396

Singing and Teaching Singing: A Holistic Approach to Classical Voice, Third Editioncontinues to be a beloved resource for singers and their teachers, speech-language pathologists, and laryngologists and an adopted text for instructors and students in voice, singing, and performing arts courses. Janice L. Chapman is able to draw on her experiences as a singer with some of the world's leading opera companies to present a teaching technique specifically focusing on voice in the areas of classical and opera singing. Interspersed with the concepts and components of Chapman's methods are vignettes from her life and career, animated by her conversational and vibrant style to guide (and entertain) the reader through the book in a step-by-step fashion. The philosophy of teaching presented combines three main facets: Holistic, Physiological, and Incremental. The Holistic segment emphasizes that the act of singing involves the whole person (i.e., body, mind, spirit, emotion, and voice); the Physiological segment stresses anatomy, muscular function, and effects of muscular interactions so that students and teachers alike can understand and visualize the functional workings of the torso, larynx, and the vocal tract and their impact on good singing practices; and the Incremental section shows that the act of singing can be broken down into manageable components that have a natural hierarchy that eventually interact and interlock. This teaching model provides a framework to master one element at a time, with the resulting effect of a complete and integrated mastery of technique. Chapman recommends this framework for rehabilitative work with the dysfunctional singer, for working with the developing singer, and for the ongoing development and maintenance of the technically able professional singer. Case studies, examples, exercises, and contributions from some of the world's best-known voice professionals further highlight the text. New to this edition: The addition of a completely new chapter: an interview with voice specialist osteopath Jacob Lieberman on the subject of manual therapy and voiceA rewriting of Marilyn McCarthy's chapters on teaching and learning in light of advances in the fields of neuroscience and educationUpdates to Pamela Davis's chapter on voice and the brain, as well as John Rubin's chapter on vocal and respiratory anatomy and physiologyClarifications by Ron Morris on the use of the accent method of breathing as a highly effective remedial and training techniqueRefinements to chapters on breathing and support, phonation, and resonance*Disclaimer: Please note that ancillary content (such as documents, audio, and video, etc.) may not be included as published in the original print version of this book.
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On the Art of Singing

Author: Richard Miller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199880069

Category: Music

Page: 336

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This engaging and long influential collection of essays looks at the art of singing in its totality. Written in a lively, non-technical style, On the Art of Singing is a comprehensive manual that deals with all aspects of singing, from the physiology and acoustics of the singing voice to career-building. Divided into four main sections -- vocal technique, style and interpretation, professional preparation, and vocal pedagogy - the book's structure is such that the reader may pick and choose as personal interests and needs dictate. Containing essential information for all singers, including original research on the mechanics of the voice, this book collects in one volume everything that renowned instructor and singer Richard Miller considers essential to the art of vocal performance. To anyone seeking that elusive state of vocal freedom, whether as a singer or instructor of singers, and to anyone else interested in voice, vocal technique or vocal performance, On the Art of Singing will prove an indispensible guide.
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One Voice

Integrating Singing Technique and Theatre Voice Training

Author: Joan Melton,Kenneth Tom

Publisher: Heinemann Drama

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 141

View: 1157

Joan Melton groundbreaking book outlines a course of study that integrates basic elements of singing technique into the whole range of theatre voice training.
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Training Soprano Voices

Author: Richard Miller

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195130188

Category: Music

Page: 177

View: 3801

Drawing on both traditional vocal pedagogy and up-to-date research on the singing voice, this book for singers, teachers, and voice professionals offers a complete system for training all types of soprano voices.
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The Naked Voice

A Wholistic Approach to Singing

Author: W. Stephen Smith,Michael Chipman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195300505

Category: Music

Page: 208

View: 4721

In The Naked Voice, W. Stephen Smith invites all singers to improve their vocal technique through his renowned and time-tested wholistic method. Focusing not only on the most important technical, but also on the often overlooked psychological and spiritual elements of learning to sing, his book allows readers to develop their own full and individual identities as singers. With philosophies and techniques drawn from a lifetime of teaching voice, Smith demonstrates how one can reveal the true unique sound of one's own voice by singing with the whole self. The master's method, presented in concrete and comprehensible terms with helpful illustrations, is enhanced by a CD containing exercises performed by singers from Smith's own studio-singers whose talent and training bring them across the country and around the world. The clear and easy style of The Naked Voice welcomes the reader into Smith's teaching studio, and into conversation with Smith himself as he presents the six simple and elegant exercises that form the core of his method. These exercises provide a foundation for free singing, and lead singers through the step-by-step process of mastering the technique. Throughout, Smith speaks sympathetically and encouragingly to the singer in search of an unencumbered and effective approach to the art. The Naked Voice is a must-read for all singers, giving teachers and students, amateurs and professionals, access to the methods and concepts that have earned Smith his reputation as one of the most highly-sought-after vocal instructors in the international arena today.
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Belt Voice Training - Singing with a belting voice

Author: Christin Bonin

Publisher: Satzweiss.com

ISBN: 3981331567

Category: Music

Page: 88

View: 1409

Belt Voice Training is an exercise book with training-CD. How the belt exercise works is explained exactly and in a way that allows you to reproduce the sound. This approach makes it possible to actually achieve a belting voice. Concrete examples of how you can master the techniques of modern songs will also be addressed, for example, ( "Listen" from Beyoncé or "We are the Champions" from Queen ) as well as other various styles in Musicals, Pop, Soul, Jazz and Rock. The training-CD contains not only sound excerts from different voices but also separate tracks with piano accompaniment, so that you can practice alone. An extensive training program on how to learn "Belting"!
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The Singer's Voice

Author: Michael S. Benninger,Thomas Murry

Publisher: Plural Publishing

ISBN: 1597568104

Category: Medical

Page: 202

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Each type of performer, whether singer, voice-over artists, dancer/singers, instrumentalist/singers, brings specific issues to the voice treatment team and requires special individual attention from the various members of the team, from laryngologist to speech pathologist, singing or voice teacher. The Singer's Voice identifies these individuals, presents reports on cases with special needs and offers myriad solutions that help to preserve the voice and prevent further damage. It is written by a world-leading group of dedicated professionals from an array of disciplines related to the care and treatment of individuals who use their voices in professional settings. Ranging from current day performers to choral conductors to past rock and roll musicians, all contributors have shown a dedication to the care of the singer and performer through their studios, academic training, their research interests and experience, and their clinical and/or their performance background. The content is thoroughly practical and written to be accessible to a wide range of voice professionals, particularly singing and voice teachers; instructors in the various performing arts; those who provide medical and allied health care; and, indeed, performers and students themselves.
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Tao Song and Tao Dance

Sacred Sound, Movement, and Power from the Source for Healing, Rejuvenation, Longevity, and Transformation of All Life

Author: Zhi Gang Sha

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451673159

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 416

View: 6570

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.
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The Essentials of Beautiful Singing

A Three-Step Kinesthetic Approach

Author: Karen Tillotson Bauer

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810886898

Category: Music

Page: 168

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Voice research has revealed much about the singing voice, but science without practical application may fall short of fine singing. In The Essentials of Beautiful Singing: A Three Step Kinesthetic Approach, performer and scholar Karen Tillotson Bauer bridges the gap between science and singing. It reframes the complexities of voice science with a cultivated simplicity of style and terminology that speaks directly to the singer’s experience of singing, a kinesthetic one. Although well grounded in science, Bauer’s book does not linger in scientific terminology, but rather focuses on an action-based pedagogical approach that speaks to the kinesthetic nature of singing. The skillful use of the body as a musical instrument is the source of fine singing and only through heightened kinesthetic awareness can vocal skills be achieved and refined. Fact-based explanations of kinesthetic singing processes are remarkably clear and replace vague notions about good breath management, rich resonance, and clear enunciation. Guided exercises inform both the body and the mind as a kinesthetic unit. The Essentials of Beautiful Singing has received praise in the Journal of Singing, Choice Reviews for Academic Music Libraries, and the International Choral Bulletin, among others. Its practical perspective reflects the efforts and goals of singer, voice teacher, and choral director. Paired with a science focused text in a voice pedagogy class, it provides a needed balance between science and singing.
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The Singing Teacher's Guide to Transgender Voices

Author: Liz Jackson Hearns,Brian Kremer

Publisher: Plural Publishing

ISBN: 9781635500936

Category: Communicative disorders

Page: N.A

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The Singing Teacher's Guide to Transgender Voices is the first comprehensive resource developed for training transgender and non- binary singers. This text aids in the development of voice pedagogy tailored to the needs of transgender singers, informed by cultural competence, and bolstered by personal narratives of trans and non- binary singing students. The singing life of a transgender or non-binary student can be overwhelmingly stressful. Because many of the current systems in place for singing education are so firmly anchored in gender binary systems, transgender and gender nonconforming singers are often forced into groups with which they feel they don't belong. Singers in transition are often afraid to reach out for help because the likelihood of finding a voice teacher who is competent in navigating the social, emotional, physical, and physiological challenges of transition is minimal at best. This text equips teachers with a sympathetic perspective on these unique struggles and with the knowledge and resources needed to guide students to a healthy, joyful, and safe singing life. It challenges professional and academic communities to understand the needs of transgender singers and provide evidence-based voice education and real-world opportunities that are authentic and genuine. The Singing Teacher's Guide to Transgender Voices is the first book of its kind to provide thorough, organized information on the training of trans singers for educators in both the academic and independent teaching realms.
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Teaching Singing in the 21st Century

Author: Scott D. Harrison,Jessica O'Bryan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401788510

Category: Education

Page: 413

View: 5608

This volume brings together a group of leading international researchers and practitioners in voice pedagogy alongside emerging academics and practitioners. Encompassing research across voice science and pedagogy, this innovative collection transcends genre boundaries and provides new knowledge about vocal styles and approaches from classical and musical theatre to contemporary commercial music. The work is sure to be valuable in tertiary institutions, schools and community music associations, suitable for use by private studio teachers, and will appeal to choral leaders and music educators interested in vocal pedagogy. “I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and I am confident it will help bring all aspects of vocal pedagogy firmly into the 21st century. Refreshingly, many different areas of pedagogy are included in the text so we can all work together to more fully understand the singing voice. Up to the moment research is included along with an exploration of the evolving contemporary styles of singing. Further, areas regarding teaching and curriculum in higher education are also reviewed. All in all, this text a crucial addition to a professional's vocal library.” Jeanne Goffi-Fynn, Teachers College, Columbia University, USA.
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A Dictionary for the Modern Singer

Author: Matthew Hoch

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810886561

Category: Music

Page: 318

View: 2587

An indispensable guide for students of singing, vocal pedagogues, and lovers of the art of singing, this dictionary will help students to more fully understand the concepts articulated by their teachers. Topics include vocal pedagogy, voice science, vocal health, styles, genres, performers, diction, and other relevant topics.
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Manual of Singing Voice Rehabilitation

A Practical Approach to Vocal Health and Wellness

Author: Leda Scearce

Publisher: Plural Publishing

ISBN: 1944883231

Category: Music

Page: 444

View: 5586

Manual of Singing Voice Rehabilitation: A Practical Approach to Vocal Health and Wellness provides speech-language pathologists and singing teachers with the tools to lay the foundation for working with singers who have voice injuries. Singing voice rehabilitation is a hybrid profession that represents a very specific amalgam of voice pedagogy, voice pathology, and voice science. Becoming a singing voice rehabilitation specialist requires in-depth training and thorough preparation across these fields. This text presents a conceptual and practical basis for interacting with singers in an effective and supportive way, identifying factors to address, structuring singing voice rehabilitation sessions, and ensuring that singers are getting adequate exercise while allowing their injuries to heal, as well as resources and materials to provide to singers to optimize the outcome of their rehabilitation. Each chapter exposes readers to important concepts of singing voice rehabilitation and the elements that need to be addressed in the singing voice rehabilitation process, which include medical factors, emotional factors, vocal hygiene, vocal pacing, and vocal coordination and conditioning. This text contains information for developing exercises and interventions to target specific vocal problems and guidance in customizing vocal exercises based on injury, singing style, skill level, professional level, and the particular vocal demands of each singer. Key features include: * Rehabilitation and therapy exercises * Clinical case studies to illustrate real-life examples and practical application While the intended audience for this book is speech-language pathologists and teachers of singing who are accomplished performers, experienced pedagogues, and clinically and scientifically well-informed, there is information herein that will be of value to all singers, physicians interested in learning more about the behavioral side of singing voice rehabilitation, nonsinging speech-language pathologists, or anyone seeking knowledge about singing health, including music educators, music therapists, conductors, vocal coaches, worship leaders, or music directors. Disclaimer: Please note that ancillary content (such documents, audio, and video) may not be included as published in the original print version of this book.
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Basics of vocal pedagogy

the foundations and process of singing

Author: Clifton Ware

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 310

View: 566

Basics of Vocal Pedagogy is a comprehensive introductory text for vocal pedagogy classes at the college and university level. Though written primarily for prospective teachers of singing, vocal music educators, choir directors, voice coaches and intermediate to advanced level singers will also find the text useful as a textbook, training manual, and general reference book.
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The Cambridge Companion to Singing

Author: John Potter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521627092

Category: Music

Page: 286

View: 528

This is the only book to cover in detail so many aspects of the voice, ranging from medieval music to Madonna and beyond. Almost anything one wants to know about singing practices and singing styles can be found here in chapters that cover world music, rock, rap and jazz; European art song, ensemble singing, the English cathedral tradition and the choral movement in the United States; Renaissance, Baroque and Classical singing treatises, contemporary vocal techniques, children's choirs and the teaching of singing today. The contributors are leading international performers and specialists.
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Body and Voice

Somatic Re-education

Author: Marina Gilman

Publisher: Plural Publishing

ISBN: 1597566616

Category: Music

Page: 272

View: 5984

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