Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A Conductor's Guide to the Incorporation of Bel Canto Methodology in the Choral Rehearsal
by Fuchs, Michael C., D.M.A., University of Cincinnati, 2014, 118; 3622043
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Stucky, Mary
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
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Music, Music education
Keywords: Bel canto, Choirs, Choral music, Choral rehearsal, Pedagogy
Publication Number: 3622043
ISBN: 9781303936227
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