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.
1. Prelude: Positioning Singing Pedagogy in the 21st Century by Jessica O'Bryan and Scott Harrison.- PART I: OVERVIEW 2. Singing Pedagogy in the 21st Century: A Look Toward the Future by Scott McCoy.- 3. Habits of the Mind, Hand and Heart: Approaches to Classical Singing Training by Jessica O'Bryan.- 4. Teaching Popular Music Styles by Kim Chandler.- 5. A Brief Overview of Approaches to Teaching the Music Theatre Song by Jeannette LoVetri with Mary Saunders-Barton and Edrie Means Weekly.- PART II: SINGING, THE BODY AND THE MIND 6. Vocal Health and Singing Pedagogy: Considerations from Biology and Motor Learning by Douglas F. Roth and Katherine Verdolini Abbott.- 7. The Role of the Speech and Language Therapist - Speech Pathologist - in the Modern Singing Studio by Ron Morris.- 8. The Extra-Normal Voice: EVT in Singing by Michael Edward Edgerton.- 9. Registers Defined through Visual Feedback by Donald Gray Miller.- 10. Body Mapping: Enhancing Voice Performance through Somatic Pedagogy by Heather J. Buchanan.- 11. Vocal Pedagogy and the Feldenkrais Method by Stephen Grant.- 12. Perception, Evaluation and Communication of Singing Voices by Helen F Mitchell.- 13. The Teacher-Student Relationship in One-to-one Singing Lessons: An Investigation of Personality and Adult Attachment by Sofia Serra-Dawa.- 14. Negotiating an `Opera Singer Identity' by Jane Oakland.- PART III: APPROACHES TO STYLE 15. Style and Ornamentation in Classical and Bel Canto Arias by Martha Elliott.- 16. Handel and the Voice Practitioner: Perspectives on Performance Practice and Higher Education Pedagogy by Paul McMahon.- 17. Contemporary Vocal Artistry in Popular Culture Musics: Perceptions, Observations and Lived Experiences by Diane Hughes.- 18. Pathways for Teaching Vocal Jazz Improvisation by Wendy Hargreaves.- 19. Voice in Worship: The Contemporary Worship Singer by Daniel K. Robinson.- 20. Take my Hand: Teaching the Gospel Singer in the Applied Voice Studio by Trineice Robinson-Martin.- PART IV: THE TRAINING GROUND 21. The Conservatorium Environment: Reflections on the Tertiary Vocal Setting Past and Present by Margaret Schindler.- 22. More Than Just Style: A Profile of Professional Contemporary Gig Singers by Irene Bartlett.- 23. Developing a Tertiary Course in Music Theatre by Paul Sabey.- 24. Training the Singing Researcher by Scott Harrison.- POSTLUDE 25. The Future of Singing Pedagogy by Scott Harrison and Jessica O'Bryan