Articles about Singing

A Review of Training Opportunities for Singing Voice Rehabilitation Specialists
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 329-333

Training opportunities for singing voice rehabilitation specialists are growing and changing. This is happening despite a lack of agreed-on guidelines or an accredited certification acknowledged by the governing bodies in the fields of speech-language pathology and vocal pedagogy, the American ...

Vocal Hygiene Habits and Vocal Handicap Among Conservatory Students of Classical Singing
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 192-197

This study sought to assess classical singing students' compliance with vocal hygiene practices identified in the literature and to explore the relationship between self-reported vocal hygiene practice and self-reported singing voice handicap in this population. The primary hypothesis was that ...

Reclaiming Group Vocal Instruction
Canadian Music Educator (2016) Vol. 57, No. 2, pp. 42-47

General music education began as a singing-based endeavor intended to improve singing in society. It later shifted toward an enterprise predicated on choral performance, particularly at secondary levels. The emphasis on choral performance in schools is problematic because it has ...

A Survey of Equipment in the Singing Voice Studio and Its Perceived Effectiveness by Vocologists and Student Singers
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 334-339

Speech-language pathologists have long used technology for the clinical measurement of the speaking voice, but present research shows that vocal pedagogues and voice students are becoming more accepting of technology in the studio. As a result, the equipment and technology ...

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 ...

Brain Activation During Singing: "Clef de Sol Activation" Is the "Concert" of the Human Brain
Medical Problems of Performing Artists (2016) Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 45-50

Humans are the most complex singers in nature, and the human voice is thought by many to be the most beautiful musical instrument. Aside from spoken language, singing represents a second mode of acoustic communication in humans. The purpose of ...