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Safe and Sound: A Resource Guide for Music Theater Technique and Literature

Abstract Since its inception, the American Broadway industry has flourished and grown to include numerous vocal styles and techniques. The early twenty-first century has seen a rapid increase in demand for collegiate courses and instructors pertaining to music theater. It has therefore become necessary for voice instructors to be equally comfortable teaching both music theater and classical techniques such as bel canto. This document serves as a resource for instructors seeking more information on defining and teaching vocal styles in music theater including legit, mix, and belt. The first two chapters address the following three questions: 1) What is bel canto and how does the technique function? 2) What is music theater as a vocal style and how do... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Bruton, Sara (Author) / Weiss, Stephanie (Advisor) / Feisst, Sabine (Advisor) / Dreyfoos, Dale (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Pedagogy / Theater / Bel Canto / Broadway / Healthy Belt / Music Theater / Teaching Music Theater / Voice Pedagogy
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 92 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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