Wayne State College


The 21st Century Vocal Pedagogue: A Mediator and Translator for the Vocal Studio and Its Interdisciplinary Colleagues


The field of vocal pedagogy continues to search for a definitive method of discovering techniques for longevity, efficiency, aesthetic beauty, and maximum output in the human voice. Literature written recently by physicians specializing in treatment and rehabilitation of the voice are heavily laden with medical terminology often difficult to understand. Consequently, terminology can be misunderstood or misused by the voice instructor which leads to vague phrases and descriptions which may be wrongfully interpreted by students receiving voice instruction. The majority of this presentation will only be an exploratory investigation de-mystifying phrases common in the voice studio and providing valuable resources for the 21st century vocal pedagogue.

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