© 2012

Perspectives on Males and Singing

  • Scott D. Harrison
  • Graham F. Welch
  • Adam Adler


  • The first book to provide insight into the involvement of males in singing

  • Contains an extensive collection of articles

  • Includes the combined perspectives of both researchers and practitioners in understanding male participation in singing


Part of the Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education book series (LAAE, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Scott D. Harrison, Graham F. Welch, Adam Adler
      Pages 3-12
    3. Graham F. Welch, Jo Saunders, Ioulia Papageorgi, Evangelos Himonides
      Pages 27-43
    4. Scott D. Harrison
      Pages 65-75
  3. Singing in Formal Contexts

  4. Singing in Informal and Community Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Margaret S. Barrett
      Pages 167-187
    3. Stephen Clift, Grenville Hancox, Ian Morrison
      Pages 233-256
  5. Singing in Popular Music Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257

About this book


“Since singing is so good a thing,I wish all men would learne to sing” (William Byrd, 1588)

 Over the centuries, there has been reluctance among boys and men to become involved in some forms of singing. Perspectives on Males and Singing tackles this conundrum head-on as the first academic volume to bring together leading thinkers and practitioners who share their insights on the involvement of males in singing. The authors share research that analyzes the axiomatic male disinclination to sing, and give strategies designed to engage males more successfully in performing vocal music emphasizing the many positive effects it can have on their lives.

 Inspired by a meeting at the Australian symposium ‘Boys and Voices’, which focused on the engagement of boys in singing, the volume includes contributions from leading authorities in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States and Europe.


Adolescent voice Boys and Voices Cathedral choirs Choral singing Margaret Barrett gender and singing graham welch male singing music education

Editors and affiliations

  • Scott D. Harrison
    • 1
  • Graham F. Welch
    • 2
  • Adam Adler
    • 3
  1. 1.Griffith UniversitySouth BrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Inst. EducationUniversity of LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Nipissing UniversityNorth BayCanada

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Perspectives on Males and Singing
  • Editors Scott D. Harrison
    Graham F. Welch
    Adam Adler
  • Series Title Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-007-2659-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-017-8318-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-007-2660-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 368
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Creativity and Arts Education
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