Subscribe     Welcome Guest    Login   

Logo

Chapter 6: Singing in Contemporary Musicals

Performing in Contemporary Musicals
Chapter 6: Singing in Contemporary Musicals

Online Resources

 

Why Technique is Important 

  • Click here to download additional vocal health resources (p. 128)

 

Three Modes of Singing 

 

Applying Vocal Technique to Various Musical Styles 

 

Translating Direction into the Voice

 

 

Recommended Resources

 

Recommended Reading: Vocal Writing in Contemporary Musicals

  1. Freeman, Warren, Green, Kathryn, and Sargent, Philip. (2015). “Popular Song and Musical Theatre: Deciphering Vocal Demands for Today’s Broadway Leading Ladies.” Journal of Singing, Vol. 71, No. 4 (March/April, 2015), 491-495.

  2. Huston, Caitlin. 2019. “Speaking out about vocal injuries on Broadway.” Broadway News, September 19, 2019.https://broadwaynews.com/2019/09/19/speaking-out-about-vocal-injuries-on-broadway/ 

  3. Sisco, David. 2015. “Vocal Health on Broadway and Beyond.” NATS Conference, Chicago, July 9, 2016. Video of lecture.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk3hu4drbSA  

  4. Sisco, David. n.d. “Writing for Today’s Musical Theatre Performer.” musicalwriters.com.https://www.musicalwriters.com/getting-started-writing-a-musical/writing-for-todays-musical-theatre-performer/ 

 

Recommended Reading: Understanding the Singing Voice

  1. Emgård, Harald. 2021. Developing Your Voice: From Personal to Professional. Release Date TBD: Methuen.

  2. Malde, Melissa, Allen, MaryJean, and Zeller, Kurt-Alexander. 2017. What Every Singer Needs to Know About the Body, 3rd ed. San Diego: Plural Publishing.

  3. MCoy, Scott. 2019. Your Voice: An Inside View, 3rd ed. Ohio: Inside View Press.

  4. LeBorgne, Wendy and Rosenberg, Marci. 2021. The Vocal Athlete, 2nd ed. San Diego: Plural Publishing. 

  5. Spivey, Norman and Barton-Saunders, Mary. 2018. Cross-Training in the Voice Studio: A Balancing Act. San Diego: Plural Publishing. 

 

Recommended Reading: Singing in Contemporary Styles

  1. Borch, Daniel Zangger. 2008. Ultimate Vocal Voyage: The Definitive Method for Unleashing the Rock, Pop or Soul Singer Within You. Sweden: Notfabriken Music Publishing AB.

  2. Harrison, Scott D. and O’Bryan, Jessica, eds. 2014. Teaching singing in the 21st Century. Dordretch: Springer.

  3. Malone, Bill C. and Neal, Jocelyn R. 2010. Country music, U.S.A., 3rd. rev. ed. Austin: University of Texas Press.

  4. Melton, Joan. 2007. Singing in Musical Theatre: The Training of Singers and Actors. New York: Allworth Press.

  5. Sanders, Sheri. 2021. Rock the Audition: How to Prepare for and Get Cast in Rock Musicals, 2nd rev. ed. Brooklyn, NY: Rock the Audition.

  6. Soto-Morettini, Donna. 2014. Popular singing: a Practical Guide to Pop, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Country and Gospel, 2nd ed. London: A&C Black.

  7. Titze, Ingo, Worley, Albert S., and Story, Brad H. 2011. “Source-Vocal Tract Interaction in Female Operatic Singing and Theater Belting.” Journal of Singing, Vol. 67, No. 5 (May/June, 2011), 561-572.