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Author Hall, Karen, 1955- author.

Title So you want to sing music theater : a guide for professionals / Karen Hall.

Publication Info. Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    782.1143 HAL    Available
Description xx, 159 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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Series So you want to sing
So you want to sing.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents List of figures -- Acknowledgments -- Foreword -- Introduction -- History of Music Theater -- Singing Music Theater and Voice Science / Scott McCoy -- Vocal Health and the Music Theater Vocal Athlete / Wendy DeLeo LeBorgne -- Music Theater Vocal Pedagogy -- Listening Examples and Repertoire Recommendations -- Music Theater Styles -- Performing Music Theater -- Glossary -- Appendix: Conductor and Coach Interviews.
Summary "So You Want to Sing Music Theater covers a vast array of topics. It includes a brief history of music theater; the basics of voice science and anatomy; information on vocal and bodily health and maintenance, from diet to exercise to healing techniques; advice on teaching music theater to others, with focuses on breath, posture, registers, range, and tone quality; repertoire recommendations for voice and singing types, from female and male belting to classical and contemporary styles; a survey of music theater styles, such as folk, country, rock, gospel, rhythm and blues, jazz, and pop; insights on working with other music theater stakeholders, from singing teacher, vocal coach and accompanist, to acting teacher, director, dance instructor, composer, and music director; and finally sage advice on working with and without amplification or microphones, auditioning tips, and casting challenges. So You Want to Sing Music Theater includes guest-authored chapters by singing professionals Scott McCoy and Wendy LeBorgne, as well as audio and visual examples available from the website of the National Association of Teachers of Singing." -- Publisher's website.
Subject Singing -- Instruction and study.
Musicals -- Instruction and study.
ISBN 9780810888388 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0810888386 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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