Title page for ETD etd-04132004-192931

Type of Document Dissertation
Author Ferranti, Taylor Lee
Author's Email Address tferranti@cedarville.edu
URN etd-04132004-192931
Title A Historical Approach to Training the Vocal Registers: Can Ancient Practice Foster Contemporary Results?
Degree Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.)
Department Music
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Kyle Marrero Committee Chair
Lori Bade Committee Member
Patricia O'Neill Committee Member
Robert Grayson Committee Member
Stephen Austin Committee Member
William Doll Dean's Representative
  • vocal pedagogy
  • vocal registers
  • register
  • voice
  • singing
  • voice teaching
Date of Defense 2004-03-22
Availability unrestricted
A review of the extant vocal literature containing the writings of Tosi, Mancini, and Garcí­a, shows that the topic of vocal registration appeared to be at the core of their training procedures. The essence of their vocal instruction centered around how the registers coordinated, separated, and developed to form the functional basis of a sound technique. However, of all the topics that encompass historical pedagogy, none will confound the diligent voice teacher more than the topic of vocal registers. For this reason, contemporary pedagogy has developed certain methodologies that appear to be at odds with the historical approach to training the vocal registers. Are these approaches so different, or is there common ground to be reached between the old masters and contemporary voice teachers?
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