This document is a choral conductor’s guide for the incorporation of bel canto vocal techniques, specifically coup de la glotte, chiaroscuro, and appoggio, into the choral setting. Research has shown that the use of these vocal techniques can improve the singing of choral ensembles in areas of intonation, resonance, flexibility, and tone quality. Choral ensembles that incorporate bel canto techniques can also benefit from faster and more effective rehearsals as well as the flexibility to sing a wide range of repertoire.
This guide draws upon the writings and teachings of historical bel canto vocal pedagogues, contemporary vocal pedagogues, choral pedagogues, and vocal science research to develop a choral bel canto methodology. For each specific bel canto technique, this guide includes a discussion about the use of appropriate terminology, warm-up exercises and vocalises, and an exploration of rehearsal strategies and techniques.
|Commitee:||Detwiler, Gwendolyn, Scott, L.|
|School:||University of Cincinnati|
|Department:||Conducting, Choral Emphasis|
|School Location:||United States -- Ohio|
|Source:||DAI-A 75/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Music, Music education|
|Keywords:||Bel canto, Choirs, Choral music, Choral rehearsal, Pedagogy|
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