Archive | July 2012

Thoughts on breathing

A breath that empowers, rather than impedes.

Furtive breathing?

The breath you take determines the sound you make.

 

 

Sample resources on the ‘Web

My colleague Carole Gaspar prepared this list of sample resources for singers and studio teachers, to which I have added numerous other sites..

Art Song

Art Song Central – limited amount of free downloads in public domain

Art Song Update – news, reviews, and updates for art song enthusiasts

American Art Song – website of the Society for American Art Song

Latin American Art Song – premier site for Latin American art song

Recmusic – Lied, art song, and choral texts archive, but not always the most reputable quality

Translators

Free Translation – a basic on-line translator

Google – Google’s on-line translation page

IPA Source – a one-stop shop, but not free after the first few downloads – but well worth the cost!

Musicians

Barihunks – blog about baritones with numerous video clips

Ian Bostridge

Christine Brewer

Joyce DiDonato

Renee Fleming

Rod Gilfry

Nathan Gunn

Thomas Hampson

Publishers

Free Scores – search for ‘vocalises’ or ‘Concone’ or ‘Vaccai’ on this website for free downloads of vocal exercises and etudes in the public domain

Hal Leonard – publisher or owner of much of the vocal canon

Hyperion Records – endless riches of information

Indiana University – free scores of songs in public domain

Naxos – more endless riches just by using the search bar

Pedagogues & Organizations

James Daugherty – University of Kansas professor who leads a graduate program in choral/vocal pedagogy

Shirlee Emmons – many articles on singing and teaching

Hyperion – links to various composer societies & trusts, and composer appreciation pages

Lotte Lehmann Foundation – supports emerging singers and composers

Poets – The Academy of American Poets

W. Stephen Smith – author of The Naked Voice and faculty member at Northwestern University

Voice Care Network – a primary US educational organization