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.
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.
Two singer myths associated with what it takes to become a professional singer: perfect pitch and the complicated relationship between music theory and creativity.
What is the curriculum and experience of a typical college voice major? What’s the best way to prepare for this adventure toward professional singing?
Internationally-renowned British a cappella group The King’s Singers join us in celebrating vocal music for World Voice Day
Do you love vocal jazz? Ever considered what it would take to turn your passion into a career?
Today's fast-paced and highly competitive professional music scene demands that aspiring opera singers become skilled at what I call “operapreneurship.”
Efficient and effective vocal warm ups for improving your sound, whether you sing in a choral group or lead or conduct a choir or chorus.
Staying healthy for vocal auditions is on the minds of every prospective voice major. Inevitably, the timing of auditions coincides with health concerns.
Musical theatre training offered through music programs instead of theatre schools and departments provides unique opportunities for students.
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.
With throat tightness a common problem, and in honor of World Voice Day, April 16th, we asked speech pathologist and singing rehabilitation specialist Joanna Cazden for her thoughts.
Are you noticing changes in your vocal range? Are you concerned about them?
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.
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.
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.
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.
College voice degrees - knowing the difference can help a singer choose the right degree for his or her career path.
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.
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.