Journal of Singing - On Point

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Against the Wind: Singers Growing Old
Singers grow old, and they must grapple with accommodating to changes in voice and anxiety about continued ability to perform. JoAnna E. Sloggy and Graham D. Rowles, in their article “Against the Wind: Singers Growing Old,” published in the May/June 2019 issue of “Journal of Singing,” discuss aging in prominent rock stars past and present. In the light of unrealistic audience expectations that hold them to standards of their youth, these iconic personalities face difficult challenges and decisions that they discuss in their own words.
JOS-075-5-2019-535_-_Against_the_Wind_-_Sloggy_-_Rowles.pdf (application/pdf, 335.6 K) posted at 9:31 AM, June 18, 2019
Care of the Professional Voice: ‘Voice Rest’
All too often, “Don’t Sing” is an unnecessary prescription given to patients for various voice maladies. “Don’t speak” is a less common recommendation, and it is justified even more rarely. In their article “Voice Rest” in the May/June issue of “Journal of Singing,” physicians Robert Sataloff, Adam Rubin, Karen Lyons, and Voice Pathologist/Singing Voice Specialist Jean Skeffington offer reasons when absolute voice rest is necessary and how the patient should handle it. They also examine the more common relative voice rest, with practical suggestions for patient program of activity during this therapy.
JOS-075-5-2019-557_-_Voice_Rest_-_Satalof_-_Cline_-_Lyons_-_Skeffington_-_Rubin.pdf (application/pdf, 697.9 K) posted at 11:10 AM, July 9, 2019
Care of the professional voice: Gluten sensitivity
Gluten allergy seems almost faddish as a “maladie du jour,” but its ubiquity is much more real than imagined. In their article “Gluten Sensitivity” for the column “Care of the Professional Voice” of the January/February issue of “Journal of Singing,” Drs. Aaron J. Jaworek and Robert T. Sataloff suggest that the problem, especially with the concomitant gastroesophageal reflux, poses a serious threat to singers. In the article, the authors thoroughly identify the allergy, and discuss its diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment.
JOS-075-3-2019-303_-_Gluten_Sensitivity_-_Jaworek-Sataloff.pdf (application/pdf, 448.7 K) posted at 1:56 PM, February 5, 2019
CCM versus Music Theater - A Comparison
At the turn of the present century, music theater pedagogy was often considered synonymous with CCM pedagogy. As we near the end of the second decade of the 21st century, separate pedagogies are emerging that distinguish important differences between the training of commercial singers and that of music theater performers. These are explored by noted scholars and voice practitioners Matthew Edwards and Matthew Hoch, in “CCM versus Music Theater: A Comparison,” published in the November/December 2018 issue of “Journal of Singing.”
JOS-075-2-2018-183_-_CCM_versus_Music_Theater_-_Edwards-Hoch.pdf (application/pdf, 230.3 K) posted at 11:35 AM, December 17, 2018
Cinderella Meets Cendrillon: Music Theater and Opera Living Under the Same Roof
For many years, opera and music theater have occupied separate—and often antagonistic—worlds, playing to very different audiences. In “Cinderella Meets Cendrillon: Music Theater and Opera Living Under the Same Roof,” featured in the November/December issue of “Journal of Singing,” authors Mark McQuade, Jennifer McQuade, Allen Henderson, and David Sisco outline a modern trend in U. S. and European performance venues to include both genres, a movement that has financial, attendance, and pedagogic ramifications.
JOS-075-2-2018-121_-_Cinderella_Meets_Cendrillon.pdf (application/pdf, 626.5 K) posted at 3:12 PM, November 27, 2018

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