Articles

From Kindergarten to College: Understanding Young Voices and Keeping Them Healthy
Choral Journal (2016) Vol. 56, No. 8, pp. 22-32

In 2009, Chorus America conducted a study that estimated that as many as 10 million children in America participate in a choral ensemble on a weekly basis. Children and adolescents who sing not only perform better in academic environments but ...

Reported Vocal Habits of First-Year Undergraduate Musical Theater Majors in a Preprofessional Training Program: A 10-Year Retrospective Study
Journal of Voice (2014) Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 316-323

Collegiate-level musical theater performance students are a specialized group of vocal performers, who rely on frequent and optimal voice use for their academic advancement and ultimate livelihood. The purpose of this study was to gather information to develop a greater ...

Perceptual Findings on the Broadway Belt Voice
Journal of Voice (2010) Vol. 24, No. 6, pp. 678-689

The present study required raters (casting directors) to evaluate the belt voice quality of 20 musical theater majors who were proficient in the singing style referred to as belting. Two specified vocalizes and six short excerpts from the belting repertoire ...