My work in the studio this week has added in a fun exercise taken from Pamelia S. Phillips's humorous and very practical book Singing Exercises for Dummies, published by Wiley Press. This light-hearted book, while named tongue-in-cheek as part of the "Dummies" series of books, is a tremendously useful and PRACTICAL pedagogical resource for the [...]
As I get older, I'm becoming less dogmatic. Perhaps my youth is wearing away and I don't feel the need to be as naively egotistical and self-assured as I was then. There's so much I still don't know. Additionally, I don't feel I'm in a position to defend anyone else's ideas or work - they [...]
Thanks to Kenneth Bozeman, Ian Howell, and Chadley Ballentyne for a stimulating two days on acoustics. I connected dots back to Witherspoon's ideas on the subject from 1925 and found many striking parallels.
It is better to point out what is right than to draw attention to what is wrong.Clara Kathleen Rogers Clara Kathleen Rogers (1844-1931) was an English-born American composer, singer, writer, and music educator. Under the name Clara Doria she pursued a career as an opera singer. Her career ended in 1878 when she married lawyer [...]
I attended the regional mini-conference of the National Association of Teachers of Singing at Worcester State University yesterday. Among all of the day's events was a lively conversation with my colleague Kayla Jane Gautereaux about the perspectives with which we examine and conceptualize the voice. There are so many vantage points from which we can [...]