The Developing Female Chorister Voice: Case-Study Evidence of Musical Development

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From: Journal of Voice(Vol. 33, Issue 4)
Publisher: Elsevier, Inc.
Document Type: Clinical report
Length: 188 words

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Key Words Singing; Choral; Performance; Chorister; Girls Summary The human singing voice changes throughout the lifespan and there are gender-specific variations that need to be taken into account. Life changes in terms of voice are different for females and males and this paper concentrates on the female singing voice in the context of choral singing. Case-study data from three choristers are presented relating to the changing female voice during puberty as part of a longitudinal study of female choristers in a major English Cathedral Choir School. In addition, discussion is presented on important considerations with respect to the female choral singing voice with a particular focus on specific choral aspects during rehearsals and performance. Author Affiliation: (*) Department of Electronic Engineering, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, UK ([Dagger]) UCL Institute of Education, University College London, London, UK ([double dagger]) Wells Cathedral, Wells, Somerset, UK * Address correspondence and reprint requests to David M. Howard, University of London, Department of Electronic Engineering, Royal Holloway, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX, UK. Article History: Accepted 17 January 2018 Byline: David M. Howard [david.howard@rhul.ac.uk], Graham F. Welch, Evangelos Himonides, Matthew Owens

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A593922290