Singing In Musical Theatre

Author: Joan Melton
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1581158092
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What does it take to be a musical theatre performer? What kind of training is required to do eight shows a weekacting, dancing, and singing in a wide variety of vocal styles? This insider's look into the unique demands of musical theatre performance establishes connecting links between voice training for the singer and drama school training for the actor. By reading these revealing interviews, performers in every area of theatre can: — Discover what it takes to go from a first lesson to a solid professional technique Consider the requirements for singers in musical theatre today, how they have changed, and where they are going — See how different teachers approach six aspects of voice training: alignment, breathing, range resonance, articulation, and connection Understand the interconnectedness of musical theatre and theatre voice. A foreword by leading Australian actor Angela Punch McGregor personalizes the connective links among trainings as she describes her preparation for Sunset Boulevard. A must-read for anyone who is serious about voice and the theatre. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

The Singer S Audition Career Handbook

Author: Claudia Friedlander
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1538109905
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The Singer’s Audition & Career Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the training, audition technique, and professional development essential for launching and sustaining a rewarding career in classical singing. Expanding on author Claudia Friedlander’s online collaboration with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall, the book brings together insights from nearly seventy prominent performers, educators, and opera industry professionals. Whether you are a young singer preparing for conservatory auditions, a professional opera singer, or an avocational singer seeking to improve your technique and pursue local performance opportunities, this book will help you take inventory of your skills and achieve the next stages of your musical journey.

Get The Callback

Author: Jonathan Flom
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442266619
File Size: 15,20 MB
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All great auditions require preparation and practice, but what’s the secret to securing a callback? What are the best ways to prepare for that pivotal moment? And once you’re in front of the casting director, what does it take to make the most out of your moment in the spotlight? In this second edition of Get the Callback: The Art of Auditioning for Musical Theatre, Jonathan Flom provides practical advice on the many facets of preparation, including selection of songs and monologues to suit your voice and the audition, organizing and arranging your music, working with the accompanist, and presenting yourself to the casting team. The book gives a detailed description of the actual audition performance and even offers advice on how non-dancers can survive a dance audition. In addition to extensively revised chapters on the audition process and how to build a repertoire book, this guide also features updated chapters on headshots, resumes, and cover letters; voice training techniques from Matthew Edward; advice from musical director Joey Chancey; and a foreword by casting director Joy Dewing. Aimed at professionals as well as young artists, this second edition of Get the Callback is a must-have for both seasoned and aspiring musical theatre performers.

The Singer S Companion

Author: Sharon Stohrer
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415976987
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"The Singer's Companion" provides both beginning and advanced students of singing with a basic, reliable, and readable introduction to the many issues focusing on training and maintaining a healthy voice. It covers all the fundamental issues faced by vocalists in all styles of music, including how to find a good teacher, work with a score, audition, and perform. Stohrer has written an essential text for students of singing, offering up-to-date, accurate, and accessible information that will be invaluable to singers and their teachers.

Vocal Technique

Author: Julia Davids
Editor: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478645156
File Size: 19,64 MB
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Vocal Technique is a practical, easy-to-read guide to better singing. This new edition offers a stylistically flexible approach that allows soloists and choral singers to vary the elements of technique to sing virtually any style—classical through contemporary (musical theatre, pop/rock, jazz, and more). It is a comprehensive yet concise book covering all aspects of technique, including body alignment, breath control, initiation of sound, vocal fold closure, resonance, register use, vowels, pitch control, articulation, and vibrato. It also features expanded treatment of vocal health and development. Conductors and teachers will appreciate the numerous practical exercises. Grounded in the latest pedagogical and scientific research, Vocal Technique, Second Edition will expand the horizons of both amateur and professional singers.

Yoga For Singers

Author: Linda Lister
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 125709212X
File Size: 64,97 MB
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From opera diva Karita Mattila to Lady Gaga, from Broadway's Mandy Patinkin to pop star Jason Mraz, singers are doing yoga, and experiencing its ability to free their voices and psyches. Yoga provides bountiful rewards for singers: the practice of rib-opening and spine-lengthening asanas can improve alignment, while spinal twists, pranayama breathing techniques, and meditation can focus the mind and calm performance anxiety. Some singers have turned to beta blockers to deal with the stress of stage fright, but yoga proves there is a medication-free, self-nurturing method of combating the pressure of performing. Yoga For Singers gives singers and voice teachers the tools that yoga can provide to help improve their physical, emotional and thus vocal well-being and to manage performing with the most personal of instruments, their voices

The Grove Book Of Opera Singers

Author: Laura Williams Macy
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195337654
File Size: 53,23 MB
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Spanning from the birth of opera to the present day, a comprehensive musical reference features biographical profiles of more than 1,500 singers, alphabetically organized for easy access, that range from Marian Anderson to Benedict Zak, with basic biographical data, vocal style, memorable roles, and assessment of their place in operatic history for each.

The Classical Singer S Christmas Album

Author: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
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A Dictionary For The Modern Singer

Author: Matthew Hoch
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810886561
File Size: 69,10 MB
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Titles in the Dictionaries for the Modern Musician series offer both the novice and the advanced artist key information designed to convey the field of study and performance for a major instrument or instrument class, as well as the workings of musicians in areas from conducting to composing. Each dictionary covers topics from instrument parts to technique, major works to key figures—a must-have for any musician’s personal library! A Dictionary for the Modern Singer is an indispensable guide for students of singing, voice pedagogues, and lovers of the art of singing. In addition to classical singing, genres, and styles, musical theatre and popular and global styles are addressed. With an emphasis on contemporary practice, this work includes terms and figures that influenced modern singing styles. Topics include voice pedagogy, voice science, vocal health, styles, genres, performers, diction, and other relevant topics. The dictionary will help students to more fully understand the concepts articulated by their teachers. Matthew Hoch’s book fills a gap in the singer’s library as the only one-volume general reference geared toward today’s student of singing. An extensive bibliography is invaluable for students seeking to explore a particular subject in greater depth. Illustrations and charts further illuminate particular concepts, while appendixes address stage fright, tips on practicing, repertoire selection, audio technology, and contemporary commercial music styles. A Dictionary for the Modern Singer will appeal to students of singing at all levels. For professionals, it will serve as a quick and handy reference guide, useful in the high school or college library and the home teaching studio alike; students and amateurs will find it accessible and full of fascinating information about the world of the singing.

Autobiographical Reminiscences Of African American Classical Singers 1853 Present

Author: Elizabeth Nash
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Artist profiles. Eva Alberta Jessye -- James Langston Hughes -- Josephine Wright -- Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield -- Sissieretta Jones -- Estelle Pinckney Clough -- Dena J. Epstein -- Benjamin M. Holmes -- Jennie Jackson -- Minnie Tate -- Maggie Porter Cole -- Thomas Rutling -- Georgie Gordon -- Julia Jackson -- Mabel Lewis -- Hinton D. Alexander -- Ella Sheppard -- E. Azalia Hackley -- Julius C. Bledsoe -- Carl Diton -- Abbie Mitchell -- Roland Hayes -- George Shirley -- Todd Duncan -- Camilla Williams -- Marian Anderson -- Paul Robeson -- Dorothy Maynor -- Betty Allen -- Leontyne Price -- William Warfield -- Shirley Verrett -- Grace Bumbry -- Simon Estes -- Jessye Norman -- Sylvia Olden Lee -- Kathleen Battle -- Vinson Cole -- Herbert Perry -- Mark S. Doss -- Denyce Graves -- Paul Laurence Dunbar -- Rosalyn M. Story -- James Weldon Johnson -- John Lovell, Jr. -- John Wesley Work -- J.A. Myers -- Marion Kerby -- Edward H. Boatner -- Harry T. Burleigh -- Hall Johnson -- Norman L. Merrifield -- Marvin V. Curtis -- Lee V. Cloud.

The Singer S Guide To Complete Health

Author: MD Anthony F. Jahn
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199354405
File Size: 73,78 MB
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Anthony F. Jahn, MD, internationally acclaimed otolaryngologist and Director of Medical Services at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, offers a comprehensive guidebook on a wide range of health and disorders that affect the voice. A vital tool for singers, voice teachers, and choral directors, The Singer's Guide to Complete Health empowers vocal performers to take charge of their own minds and bodies, providing advice about a variety of health issues that affect professional well-being as well as remedies to the most important and common health problems that singers face in their careers. Dr. Jahn has invited a diverse group of health care specialists and music professionals to share their expertise and tips with singers and their teachers. The chapters cover a broad spectrum of topics, including not only vocal issues, but also general physical and psychological well-being, diet, and exercise, accompanied by easy-to-follow illustrations, diagrams and charts. Each chapter provides a clear explanation of an aspect of health of practical relevance to vocalists. The book enables singers to make informed decisions about their own health, and gives guidance on seeking appropriate professional help and self-remedies. It includes numerous suggestions on ways to prevent illness and maintain a healthy vocal lifestyle, not only with traditional methods such as diet, exercise, and Alexander technique, but also holistic approaches such as meditation, yoga, tai chi, acupuncture, and Chinese herbs. A comprehensive blend of professional voice expertise and medical science, The Singer's Guide to Complete Health is an essential addition to bookshelves and medicine cabinets of both singers and those who care for them.

Encyclopaedia Of Occupational Health And Safety

Author: Jeanne Mager Stellman
Editor: International Labour Organization
ISBN: 9789221098164
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Library Resources For Singers Coaches And Accompanists

Author: Ruthann Boles McTyre
Editor: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press
ISBN: 9780313302664
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A practical guide to library sources and materials available to voice teachers, singers, coaches, and accompanists.

Music Opera Dance And Drama In Asia The Pacific And North America

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Singing And The Actor

Author: Gillyanne Kayes
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136759867
File Size: 33,51 MB
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Singing and the Actor takes the reader step by step through a practical training programme relevant to the modern singing actor and dancer. A variety of contemporary voice qualities including Belting and Twang are explained, with excercises for each topic.

Kastlemusick Directory For Collectors Of Recordings

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Italian Opera Since 1945

Author: Raymond Fearn
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134419252
File Size: 19,63 MB
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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Singer S Musical Theatre Anthology

Author: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780881885453
File Size: 33,59 MB
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(Vocal Collection). 39 songs, including: Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend * Don't Cry For Me Argentina * I Ain't Down Yet * Losing My Mind * Memory * Send in the Clowns * and many more.

The Singer S Musical Theatre Anthology

Author: Richard Walters
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN:
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(Vocal Collection). All duets here are Male/Female combinations. Contents: Bess, You Is My Woman (Porgy and Bess) * I Have Dreamed (The King and I) * I Loves You Porgy (Porgy and Bess) * It Never Was You (Knickerbocker Holiday) * Make Believe (Show Boat) * A Man and a Woman (110 in the Shade) * My Heart Is So Full of You (The Most Happy Fella) * People Will Say We're in Love (Oklahoma!) * Salzburg (Bells Are Ringing) * Strange Music (Kismet) * The Touch of Your Hand (The Cat and the Fiddle) * Too Many Mornings (Follies) * We Kiss in a Shadow (The King and I) * We'll Go Away Together (Street Scene) * What You Want Wid Bess (Porgy and Bess) * When the Children Are Asleep (Carousel) * Will You Remember Me (Knickerbocker Holiday) * With So Little to Be Sure Of (Anyone Can Whistle) * Wunderbar (Kiss Me, Kate) * You Are Love (Show Boat) * You're Nearer (Babes in Arms).

The Strange Career Of Porgy And Bess

Author: Ellen Noonan
Editor: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807837334
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Created by George Gershwin and DuBose Heyward and sung by generations of black performers, Porgy and Bess has been both embraced and reviled since its debut in 1935. In this comprehensive account, Ellen Noonan examines the opera's long history of invention and reinvention as a barometer of twentieth-century American expectations about race, culture, and the struggle for equality. In its surprising endurance lies a myriad of local, national, and international stories. For black performers and commentators, Porgy and Bess was a nexus for debates about cultural representation and racial uplift. White producers, critics, and even audiences spun revealing racial narratives around the show, initially in an attempt to demonstrate its authenticity and later to keep it from becoming discredited or irrelevant. Expertly weaving together the wide-ranging debates over the original novel, Porgy, and its adaptations on stage and film with a history of its intimate ties to Charleston, The Strange Career of "Porgy and Bess" uncovers the complexities behind one of our nation's most long-lived cultural touchstones.