Articles about Singers

A “Free Artist of Color” in Late-Eighteenth-Century Saint-Domingue: the Life and Times of Minette

This article sets forth, for the first time in detail, the life and career of Minette, who was the main female opera singer in Port-au-Prince at the end of the eighteenth century. The city was the capital of the thriving ...

The Other Side of My Heart: Latina Immigrant’s Oral History in Music

The author recorded six women from her local community in North Carolina. They shared and reflected about their dreams and fears while also evaluating the things they gained and lost in moving to the US. This work became a song ...

The Low Mandible Maneuver and Its Resonential Implications for Elite Singers
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 128.e13-128.e32

Many elite singers appear to frequently drop the posterior mandible while singing to optimize resonance production. This study investigated the physiology of the Low Mandible Maneuver (LMM) through the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound (US), and spectrographic analysis. ...

First Passaggio Transition Gestures in Classically Trained Female Singers
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 377.e21-377.e29

The purpose of this project was to determine the spectral and electroglottograph (EGG) differences exhibited by classically trained female singers when singing through their primo passaggio. The hypotheses were that the singers would exhibit relatively steady EGG levels and minimal ...

The Effect of Timbre, Pitch, and Vibrato on Vocal Pitch-Matching Accuracy
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 378.e1-378.e12

This study seeks to examine how target stimulus timbre, vibrato, pitch, and singer classification affect pitch-matching accuracy. Source signals were synthesized with a source slope of -12 dB/octave with and without vibrato at each of the pitches, C4, B4, and ...

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 ...

Evaluation of Singer's Voice Quality by Means of Visual Pattern Recognition
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 127.e21-127.e30

The article presents a description of the algorithm of singing voice quality assessment that uses selected methods from the field of digital image processing and recognition. It adopts the assumption that an audio signal with recorded vocal exercise can be ...

Semioccluded Vocal Tract Exercises: Changes in Laryngeal and Pharyngeal Activity During Stroboscopy
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 377.e1-377.e9

The purpose of this study was to compare the changes in laryngeal activity from baseline during three different semioccluded vocal tract exercises (SOVTs). Transnasal stroboscopy was performed while four singers performed three SOVTs (straw phonation, lip trill, and tongue trill) ...