Protect Your Voice!

Whether you’re a  singer or are involved in a sport, hobby, or job that requires excessive use of your voice, vocal strain or fatigue are potential concerns.

Is Vocal Fry Dangerous?

Vocal fry is the low pitch below what has traditionally been thought of as “normal”. It results from insufficient air flowing through the vocal folds.

World Voice Day: Singer Myths

Two singer myths associated with what it takes to become a professional singer: perfect pitch and the complicated relationship between music theory and creativity.

A Career in Vocal Jazz

Do you love vocal jazz? Ever considered what it would take to turn your passion into a career?

Dream Comes True for a Voice Major

Jack Canfield, Lawrence University Conservatory of Music voice major (’15), was one of 50 new grads whose dream recently came true. Jack is a national recipient of a 2015 Watson Fellowship.

College A Cappella? Yes!

College a cappella groups offer music majors and non-majors alike the chance to share their love of singing along with hands-on experience in performing, arranging, promoting, fundraising, and much more.

6 Tips to Protect Your Voice for Musical Theatre

As a musical theatre major, it’s essential that you understand and protect your voice for the long term. Professional singers are vocal athletes and it takes serious commitment and training to work in the field.

Minimizing Vocal Fatigue

Your voice can withstand a certain amount of vocal fatigue, but by singing too much, too loudly, or out of range, your vocal mechanism will begin to fatigue and your body will try and compensate.

A Career in Choral Conducting

Choral conducting is an exciting and deeply rewarding field. As a career, it offers the chance to serve others, a respectable salary range, and an opportunity for lifelong involvement and learning.

ABC’s of Voice Degrees

College voice degrees - knowing the difference can help a singer choose the right degree for his or her career path.

Voice Students: What is Healthy Belting?

Healthy belting is an extension of speech, so as voice students, if you do not have a strong, clear sound when you are speaking, particularly in your lower notes, you may not have a natural capacity to belt.

Celebrate World Voice Day with Silence

Sounds like an oxymoron, but World Voice Day gives us a chance to consider the benefits of silence. Here are a few thoughts on maintaining vocal health through the acronym of SILENCE.