Articles about Singing

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...