Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Vocal Pedagogy and the Adolescent Female Singing Voice
by Caldretti, Melissa, M.M., California State University, Long Beach, 2017, 79; 10263755
Abstract (Summary)

The establishment of solid, safe vocal technique during the teenage years is essential to a singer’s growth and success as an adult; the purpose of this paper is to investigate vocal pedagogical technique for female singers in their adolescence. Through an exploration of adolescent vocal development, a survey of the bel canto singing tradition, and interviews with voice teachers, this project will discuss a teaching method that values vocal health, development, and longevity in young singers. The final objective will be to better understand and identify the developments and challenges encountered by female adolescents in and around puberty, and to suggest pedagogical vocal techniques for current and future singers and teachers.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Anglin, David
Commitee: Bodnar, Marian, Palkki, Joshua
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Music, Music education
Keywords: Adolescent, Female, Singing, Technique, Vocal pedagogy, Voice
Publication Number: 10263755
ISBN: 9781369828450
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