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Vocal Pedagogy

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The Effects Of Infertility On Female Vocalist Identity, Laura Curtis Sep 2018

The Effects Of Infertility On Female Vocalist Identity, Laura Curtis

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This phenomenological research study explores the impact on female singers’ musical and gender identities when confronted with the socially stigmatized issue of infertility. Participants include women actively involved in singing (N=2), who have experienced the phenomenon of infertility. Participants were recruited primarily through the social media platform of Facebook and participated in three one-hour personal, semi-structured interviews over the course of six weeks. Interview transcripts were analyzed to isolate recurring themes within the narratives. While each participant’s experience with infertility was unique, analysis revealed a common tendency for life course alteration due to their experiences with infertility. These ...


Toward A Pedagogical Guide To Argentine Art Song, Matthew B. Pauls Aug 2018

Toward A Pedagogical Guide To Argentine Art Song, Matthew B. Pauls

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Argentine art song is a branch of the art song genre that is virtually unknown to Canadian academics and performers. Although there are numerous composers who have contributed songs to this genre, these composers and their contributions to the body of art song repertoire remain virtually unknown. The illusion of their non-existence is perpetuated by a cycle of factors. Publishers, not interested in publishing a product for which there is limited interest, print very little Argentine music. The lack of musical scores makes it difficult for performers to program and record this music. Thus, very few people are exposed to ...


Teaching Prospective Verdi Baritones: A Repertoire-Based Approach, Andrew Rethazi May 2018

Teaching Prospective Verdi Baritones: A Repertoire-Based Approach, Andrew Rethazi

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The Verdi baritone is one of the most sought-after voice types in the professional operatic sphere due to its leading presence in the Verdi repertoire. However, there exists a gap in the published scholarship about the introduction of the repertoire to younger baritones as a means of teaching the style and performance practice while still in the shelter of the post-secondary environment. This introduction to the repertoire can be a valuable tool in training potential Verdi baritones. The research goals of this monograph are threefold: 1) to establish prerequisite criteria of technical proficiency for young baritones to begin limited study ...