The purpose of this study was to ask first and second-year middle and high school music educators to define belt and mix voice and their attitudes towards teaching students belt voice and mix voice in a musical theater setting or rehearsal. An online questionnaire was administered to first- and second-year middle and high school choral music educators. In the questionnaire, participants defined belt voice and mix voice while indicating their collegiate vocal experiences. They were also asked their opinions about who should be teaching belt voice. Results of the survey determined that no participants were able to define belt voice using all four elements (support, larynx, sound, and vocal tract), yet all participants were generally able to accurately define mix voice. Training responses indicated that while a few subjects had some musical theater voice training, participants knew where to find information regarding musical theater voice techniques. Participants indicated their preference that students seek private vocal instruction when searching for musical theater voice training. A few indicated that while they felt capable teaching musical theater voice techniques, they preferred students pursue training outside the classroom setting.
|Commitee:||Grady, Melissa, Dvorak, Abbey|
|School:||University of Kansas|
|Department:||Music Education & Music Therapy|
|School Location:||United States -- Kansas|
|Source:||MAI 82/7(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Music education, Pedagogy, Theater|
|Keywords:||Belt voice, Mix voice, Musical theater voice, Perceptions|
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