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Vocal Traditions
Training in the Performing Arts

Edited By

Rockford Sansom

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ISBN 9781032408323
March 21, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
186 Pages

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Book Description

Vocal Traditions: Training in the Performing Arts explores the 18 most influential voice training techniques and methodologies of the past 100 years. This extensive international collection highlights historically important voice teachers, contemporary leaders in the field, and rising schools of thought. Each vocal tradition showcases its instructional perspective, offering backgrounds on the founder(s), key concepts, example exercises, and further resources. The text’s systematic approach allows a unique pedagogical evaluation of the vast voice training field, which not only includes university and conservatory training but also private session and workshop coaching as well.

Covering a global range of voice training systems, this book will be of interest to those studying voice, singing, speech, and accents, as well as researchers from the fields of communication, music education, and performance. This book was originally published as a series in the Voice and Speech Review journal.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Framing the “Vocal Traditions” Series  1. Cicely Berry and the Central School Tradition  2. Linklater Voice Method  3. Rodenburg Voice and Speech  4. Fitzmaurice Voicework  5. Lessac Kinesensics  6. Knight-Thompson Speechwork  7. Estill Voice Training®  8. The Roy Hart Tradition  9. The Sharpe/Haydn Method  10. Miller Voice Method  11. A Voice Pedagogy Based in Middendorf Breathwork  12. Vocal Combat Technique  13. Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method  14. Breathwork Africa  15. Steiner Speech  16. Seven Pillars Acting Technique  17. Vibrant Voice Technique  18. Acting and Singing with Archetypes

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Rockford Sansom, PhD, is a voice coach in theatre and a voice trainer in business and politics. He is the Editor of the Voice and Speech Review and has published The History of Voice Pedagogy: Multidisciplinary Reflections on Training.