Journal of Singing

Articles from Vol. 63, No. 3, January/February

A Case for Voice Science in the Voice Studio
IF ONE ACCEPTS MANUEL GARCIA'S INVENTION of the laryngoscope as a plausible starting point, the singing community now has had over a century and a half of experience with the explorations and contributions of the field of voice science. University faculty...
A Conversation with Richard Miller
LESLIE HOLMES (LH): It's so fitting to have this issue of Journal of Singing dedicated to you in celebration of your eightieth birthday and retirement from Oberlin. You are an innovator and a giant in the field of vocology and pedagogy, plus you were...
Bookshelf
Richard Miller, National Schools of Singing. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1997. The Structure of Singing. New York: Schirmer Books/Macmillan, 1986. Training Tenor Voices. New York: Schirmer Books/Macmillan, 1993. On the Art of Singing. New York: Oxford...
Buried Treasure
I recently became aware of a very unique journal that was published in the United States during the late nineteenth century. Edgar S. Werner (1850-1919) published his magazine on voice culture under three different titles, The Voice 1-10 (1879-1888),...
Common Medications and Their Effects on the Voice
INTRODUCTIONTHE VARIETY OF MEDICATIONS available to treat problems of the larynx and vocal folds continues to expand. Singers and other professional voice users should understand the possible effects of medications on their voices in both the acute and...
DESIRE, Op. 13. Song Cycle for Tenor and Piano
OWENS, ROBERT (b. 1925). DESIRE, Op. 13. Song Cycle for Tenor and Piano (Langston Hughes). Darryl Taylor, editor. Classical Vocal Reprints, 2005 (original copyright by Orlando-Musikverlag, München, 1975).1. "Desire." A minor; E^sub 4^-G^sub 5^; Tess:...
DICHTERLIEBE Für Singstimme Und Klavier, Opus 48/LIEDERKREIS Für Singstimme Und Klavier, Opus 24
SCHUMANN, ROBERT (1810-1856). DICHTERLIEBE für Singstimme und Klavier, Opus 48. Originalausgabe für hohe Stimme. Herausgegeben von Kazuko Ozawa. G. Henle Verlag, Urtext Edition, 2005._____. LIEDERKREIS für Singstimme und Klavier, Opus 24. Originalausgabe...
Editor's Commentary
THIS IS A STORY ABOUT HOW RICHARD MET RICHARD. It is a tale that I recounted at my acceptance into the American Academy of Teachers of Singing (AATS) at the NATS 2002 San Diego Conference, which at the time surprised Richard, and in which he has delighted...
Eleanor Steber in Concert: 1956-1958
Eleanor Steber In Concert 1956-1958. Eleanor Steber, soprano. Edwin Biltcliffe, piano. (VAI Audio VAIA 1005-2; 126:23)Mozart: "Zeffiretti lusinghieri" (Idomeneo); "Martern aller Arten" (Die Entführung aus dem Serail); "Alleluja" (Exsultate, Jubilate)....
Every Night and Every Morn
WOOD, JEFFREY (b. 1954). EVERY NIGHT AND EVERY MORN (William Blake) for tenor and piano. Woodprints Press, Inc., 2000 (CVR 2005). Quasi F# minor; C#^sub 4^-A^sub 5^; Tess: M-mH; regular meters (simple and compound) with changes; * = 44-132; V/D.P/D;...
FULL MOON and LIGHT HEARTED WILLIAM: 2 William Carlos Williams Songs for Tenor and Piano
LAITMAN, LORI (b. 1955). FULL MOON and LIGHT HEARTED WILLIAM: 2 William Carlos Williams songs for tenor and piano. In honor of Richard Miller, tenor and master teacher. Enchanted Knickers Music, BMI, 2006 (CVR).ABBREVIATION KEY: Diff = difficulty level;...
How Richard Miller Changed the Way We Think about Singing
I HAVE NEVER TAKEN A VOICE LESSON WITH RICHARD MILLER, yet I think of myself as one of his students. I have learned as much about singing from Richard Miller as from anyone I have ever encountered. Many who read this, I suspect, will feel the very same...
Intelligibility of Prolonged Vowels in Classical Singing*
INTRODUCTIONMANY PEOPLE ATTENDING CONCERTS SUNG IN ENGLISH readily state that they are unable to understand the words being sung. Even the Metropolitan Opera Company provides titles for operas sung in English, which have included in recent years: Billy...
In the Beginning: The Genesis of the Art of Singing
[Editor's Note: This article represents Richard Miller's final contribution to the column that has borne his imprimatur for many years. It is an excerpt from a forthcoming book, Singing in Western Civilization: Origins and Fruition. He writes, "I realize...
Jussi Björling Rediscovered: Carnegie Hall Recital: September 24, 1955
Jussi Björling Rediscovered: Carnegie Hall Recital: September 24, 1955. Jussi Björling, tenor; Frederick Schauwecker, piano. (RCA Red Seal 82876-53231-2; 79:36)Beethoven: "Adelaide." Schubert: "Frühlingsglaube," "Die Forelle," "Ständchen," "Die böse...
Leonard Warrren: Opera Arias Amd Concert Songs
Leonard Warrren: Opera Arias amd Concert Songs. Leonard Warren, baritone. Willard Sektberg, piano. RCA Victor Orchestra; NBC Symphony Orchestra; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Frieder Weissmann, William Tarrasch, Renato Cellini, Wildrid Pelletier, Jonel...
Leontyne Price: The Prima Donna Collection; Highlights
Leontyne Price: The Prima Donna Collection; Highlights. Leontyne Price, soprano. RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; New Philharmonia Orchestra. Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, Edward Downes, Henry Lewis, Nello...
Richard Miller-A Tribute
RICHARD MADE ME PROMISE that this would not sound like an obituary.The National Association of Teachers of Singing owes Richard Miller a tremendous debt. In 1980, he became editor of the then NATS Journal and led it brilliantly for the next eight years....
Richard Miller: Excellence and Collaboration
"FIFTY PERCENT OF YOUR PROFESSIONAL FRIENDS and fifty percent of your reading should be outside of your field of expertise." Elias Zerhouni, Director of the National Institutes of Health, spoke of these concepts at the inauguration of the very first...
Richard's Vision
WHEN I HEARD THAT THIS ISSUE of the Journal of Singing would honor the career and vocal research contributions of the indefatigable Richard Miller, I knew immediately that "New Directions" would have to contribute to this well deserved celebration, because...
STANZAS FOR MUSIC. Four Songs for Tenor and Piano
__________. STANZAS FOR MUSIC. Four Songs for Tenor and Piano (Lord Byron). Darryl Taylor, editor. Classical Vocal Reprints, 2005 (original copyright by Orlando-Musikverlag, München, 1972).1. "Bright is the place of thy soul!" D major; E^sub 4^-F#^sub...
TENOR SONGS. THE NEW IMPERIAL EDITION. Set of 2 Accompaniment CDs
TENOR SONGS. THE NEW IMPERIAL EDITION. Set of 2 Accompaniment CDs. Boosey & Hawkes (Hal Leonard), 2006.This publication is a supplement to the original The New Imperial Edition of Solo Songs, Tenor Songs, edited by Sydney Northcote in 1949. Conceived...
The Baroque Solo Cantata: Infinite Possibilities, Part I
AS YOUNG STUDENTS OF BAROQUE PERFORMANCE PRACTICES, we found it all too easy to come away from class with a mental list of "thou shall nots." The smaller list of "thou shalts" included the "how shoulds." Unfortunately, such a detailed correctness, zealously...
The Business Plan: What It Is and Why You Need One If You're Starting out or Starting Over
YOU HAVE SPENT YEARS OF YOUR LIFE IN THE STUDIO and classroom developing your understanding of the human voice. Your performance résumé is a mile long. You have earned a series of letters to put at the end of your name. Maybe you have a BM or a BA and...
The Mentors' Mentor
YOU QUICKLY WILL NOTE that this issue of Journal of Singing is a Festschrift in honor of Richard Miller's myriad contributions to all facets of the art of singing, pedagogy, and NATS, on the occasion of his eightieth birthday. Whose name or photo would...
What Richard Miller Hath Wrought
The chief singer clientele in more than one metropolitan otolaryngologist's office is the untrained professional singer (a recent category of vocalist!) who characteristically carries chest voice into upper range. Belting carried into the middle and...
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