A Dictionary for the Modern Singer (Dictionary for the Modern Musician)

A Dictionary for the Modern Singer (Dictionary for the Modern Musician)

By: Matthew Hoch (author)Hardback

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A Dictionary for the Modern Singer is an indispensable guide for students of singing, vocal pedagogues, and lovers of the art of singing. In addition to classical singing, genres, and styles, musical theatre and popular and global styles are addressed. With an emphasis on contemporary practice, this work includes terms and figures that influenced modern singing styles. Topics include vocal pedagogy, voice science, vocal health, styles, genres, performers, diction, and other relevant topics. This dictionary will help students to more fully understand the concepts articulated by their teachers.

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About Author

Matthew Hoch is associate professor of voice and coordinator of voice studies at Auburn University. He is the author of several books, including Welcome to Church Music & The Hymnal 1982 (2015) and Voice Secrets (2016). He holds a BM from Ithaca College, MM from the Hartt School, and DMA from the New England Conservatory. Dr. Hoch is the 2016 winner of the Van Lawrence Fellowship, awarded jointly by the Voice Foundation and NATS. He actively performs art song, opera, chamber music and in professional choral settings.


Foreword by Donald Simonson Acknowledgments Introduction The Dictionary Essays Classical and Contemporary Commercial Music: A Comparison by Jeannette LoVetri Criteria for Selecting Repertoire by John Nix Practicing 101: Ten Tips for Making the Most of Your Time Between Lessons by Dean Southern Coping with Musical Performance Anxiety by Heather Hunnicutt What Every Singer Needs to Know About Audio Technology by Matthew Edwards Appendices Appendix 1. IPA Vowel Chart, Consonant Chart and Symbol Chart Appendix 2. Anatomy Diagrams Appendix 3. Fach Chart Appendix 4. Bel Canto: A Definition Appendix 5. Timeline: The History of Singing Appendix 6. The Pulitzer Prize and Grawemeyer Award: Vocal Works Appendix 7. The Tony Award for Best Musical Appendix 8. 100 Operas to Know Appendix 9. Major Song Cycles, Collections, and Sets Appendix 10. Listening to Singers Appendix 11. Top Ten Steps to Wellness Appendix 12. Medications and Their Effects on the Voice Bibliography Professional Organizations About The Author

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/04/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780810886551
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 318
  • ID: 9780810886551
  • weight: 1121
  • ISBN10: 0810886553

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