Articles about Women

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 ...

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 ...

Gesture in Musical Declamation: An Intercultural Approach
Musicologist (2017) Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 6-31

This paper draws parallels between gesture in South Indian Carnatic singing practice, and rhetorical gesture used by orators and singers in 16th and 17th century Early Modern Europe. The paper begins by referencing relevant historical literature on the performance practices. ...

The Afterlives of Publishing: Christian Texts for Indian Jewish Song
Acta Musicologica (2016) Vol. 88, No. 1, pp. 63-86

When Bene Israel women in Mumbai gather after Shabbat services, they sing Marathi songs learned from mothers, aunts and friends. these songs are transmmitted orally, but many have origins that are neither oral or Jewish. Central to this repertory are ...

Effects of Adventitious Acute Vocal Trauma: Relative Fundamental Frequency and Listener Perception
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 177-185

High voice users (individuals who demonstrate excessive or loud vocal use) are at risk for developing voice disorders. The objective of this study was to examine, both acoustically and perceptually, vocal changes in healthy speakers after an acute period of ...

Vocal Performance of Group Fitness Instructors Before and After Instruction: Changes in Acoustic Measures and Self-Ratings
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 127.e1-127.e8

Objectives: (1) To quantify acute changes in acoustic parameters of the voices of group fitness instructors (GFIs) before and after exercise instruction. (2) To determine whether these changes are discernible perceptually by the instructor. Participants were six female GFIs, based ...

A Conversation with Joan Catoni Conlon
Choral Journal (2016) Vol. 56, No. 7, pp. 71-74

 

Vocal Characteristics of Elderly Women Engaged in Aerobics in Private Institutions of Salvador, Bahia
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 127.e9-127.e19

Purpose: To characterize the voice of elderly people engaged in aerobics. Methods: Collection of phonation /a:/ from 58 elderly people engaged in aerobics for perceptual voice analysis (RASATI scale) and computed acoustics (Multi Dimensional Voice Program Advanced, software of Kay ...