Publication Date

2016-11-29

Availability

Open access

Embargo Period

2016-11-29

Degree Type

Doctoral Essay

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Department

Vocal Performance (Music)

Date of Defense

2016-11-17

First Committee Member

Alan Johnson

Second Committee Member

Robynne Redmon

Third Committee Member

Karen Kennedy

Fourth Committee Member

Thomas Sleeper

Abstract

This thesis is designed to aid teachers in choosing repertoire for students, analyzing pedagogical appeal of repertoire selections, and applying them to a technical regimen. Creating a pedagogical analysis of a song prior to assigning it to a student will aid in the effectiveness of technique acquisition and application. This essay employs this strategy using seven songs of Stephen Foster and applying them to hypothetical students. These students are limited to male singers at a beginning level.

Keywords

Stephen Foster; teaching voice; beginning male students; singing; song repertoire

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