This is a blog about listening. Specifically, this is a blog about listening very closely to vocal sounds and styles in musical theater and other commercial styles of singing. But first I want to tell you a story about opera. There was a moment, early in my undergrad studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, that I remember very clearly. It was a … Continue reading Is It Truly Pop, or Is It Musical Theater? // Laura Donohue
Dr. Trineice (creator of Soul Ingredients® and author of So You Want to Sing Gospel) shares some fantastic wisdom with us about the ways academia can helpfully structure programs for singers of CCM genres, how she found her own voice and helps others find theirs, and ways we can be mindful of potential appropriation. Transcript: Jessica Baldwin:Hey everybody. I am Jess Baldwin, and this is … Continue reading Teaching CCM Styles, Finding Your Voice, and Appropriating Styles…and Yourself // Dr. Trineice Robinson-Martin
A call to action for voice teachers and music educators on behalf of BIPOC and all singers of popular musics. Continue reading Love the Music? Love the People: Moving Beyond Style to the Heart and Soul of Genre // Jess Baldwin
Pedagogue Robert Edwin discusses his experimental multi-genre performance, which explored whether music really is a universal language. Continue reading Is Music REALLY a Universal Language? // Robert Edwin
Independent Studio Teacher Julie Dean shares tips for helping singers transition from classical music singing to popular music singing. Continue reading Recalibrating for Popular Music Singing // Julie Dean
Pop-Rock Musical Style Guru Sheri Sanders talks about how we can develop our own personal vocal style by building a palette of colors from other great voices.