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Educating Theatrically Proficient Singers: The Necessity of Acting Training in Undergraduate Voice Performance Programs


This study will have three sections: 1) outlining the imperative need to include in-depth character study in the preparation of art-song performance; 2) addressing the insufficient theatrical equipping of young collegiate singers in leading undergraduate applied voice programs and its causes, and 3) suggesting methods to advance acting training in classical voice programs. The primary goal will be to improve art song performance pedagogy and the performer’s ability to emotionally communicate with the audience. The first section will demonstrate why character study is necessary in the preparation of a sound art song performance. The musical works used in this study will be Songs of Travel (1904) by Ralph Vaughan Williams and A You... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Carpenter, Donald Justin (Author) / Britton, David (Advisor) / Dreyfoos, Dale (Committee member) / Norton, Kay (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Performing arts
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 65 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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