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Singer Spacing and Vocal Efficiency in Choir Singing: Acoustic, Psychoacoustic, and Pedagogic Considerations

  • 24 Aug 2021
  • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
  • Zoom

August Forum: Singer Spacing and Vocal Efficiency in Choir Singing:  Acoustic, Psychoacoustic, and Pedagogic Considerations

with Dr. James F. Daugherty, moderated by Matt Schloneger

Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 8:00 PM Eastern

How we position singers in choral ensemble can contribute to more efficient individual singing and perceived choir blend, if positioning strategies are grounded in vocal-auditory physiology and acoustics.  Data from controlled studies of inter-singer spacing offer a case in point.  This forum addresses these data from acoustic, psychoacoustic, and pedagogic perspectives.  In so doing, it affords a lens for participants to reconsider some longstanding debates between studio voice teachers and choir directors with respect to solo singing and choral singing pedagogies. 

James F. Daugherty, Ph.D., The University of Kansas (Emeritus), is Founding Editor of the International Journal of Research in Choral Singing, a Founding Member of the Pan American Vocology Association (PAVA) Board of Directors, and a charter member of the Singing Network’s International Circle of Advisors.  Widely published in the major research journals in music education, choral singing, and voice, he holds a Certificate in Vocal Performance from the Staatliche Hochschule fuer Musik Berlin, and graduate degrees from the University of Virginia, Union Theological Seminary in New York City, Columbia University, and The Florida State University.

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