Elizabeth Ann Benson has recently published her book Training Contemporary Commercial Singers, in which she shares her findings from interviewing 26 voice teachers who work with CCM, popular music, jazz, and musical theatre singers. She is trained in Somatic Voicework™ the LoVetri Method, Lisa Popeil’s Voiceworks® method, and Estill Voice Training™, among others. She is a 2016 graduate of the Intern Program of the National … Continue reading Elizabeth Benson’s findings in her new book about CCM Voice Teachers: “Consensus is not a path to legitimacy.”
Contemporary Voice Specialist Kat Reinhert discusses her research and thoughts on CCM training and Popular Music Artist Development in higher education. Continue reading Expanding the Circle: CCM and Popular Music in Higher Ed // Kat Reinhert
A summary of data gathered in the Commercial Music Degree Surveys conducted by Jess Baldwin, Kat Reinhert, and Matt Edwards in 2017.
Voice Quality After a Semi-Occluded Vocal Tract Exercise With a Ventilation Mask in Contemporary Commercial Singers: Acoustic Analysis and Self-Assessments Marco Fantini, Giovanni Succo, Erika Crosetti, Alfonso Borragán Torre, Roberto Demo, Franco Fussi Journal of Voice Volume 31, Issue 3, Pages 336–341 “The mask was put over the nose and mouth of the singer and occluded with the palm of the hand while warming up … Continue reading Voice Research Summary: Summer 2017
This month’s voice science summary includes a look into the belting techniques of four master teachers, the proven benefits of chewing techniques and acupuncture, talkativeness as a predictor of pathology, as well as the effects of self-regulation depletion on vocal control.