© 2014

Teaching Singing in the 21st Century

  • Scott D. Harrison
  • Jessica O'Bryan


  • Offers multiple perspectives on vocal pedagogy across music genres

  • Relevant, international, up to date information about the latest research in voice science and pedagogy

  • Gathers together the most recent relevant work by leading researchers and practitioners in the field


Part of the Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education book series (LAAE, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Jessica O’Bryan, Scott D. Harrison
    Pages 1-9
  3. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Kim Chandler
      Pages 35-51
    3. Jeannette L. LoVetri, Mary Saunders-Barton, Edrie Means Weekly
      Pages 53-66
  4. Singing, the Body and the Mind

  5. Approaches to Style

About this book


This volume brings together a group of leading international researchers and practitioners in voice pedagogy alongside emerging academics and practitioners. Encompassing research across voice science and pedagogy, this innovative collection transcends genre boundaries and provides new knowledge about vocal styles and approaches from classical and musical theatre to contemporary commercial music. The work is sure to be valuable in tertiary institutions, schools and community music associations, suitable for use by private studio teachers, and will appeal to choral leaders and music educators interested in vocal pedagogy.


Approaches to classical vocal pedagogy EVT in singing Gospel singer International Congress of Voice Teachers Music theatre song Professional contemporary gig singers Role of Speech and Language Therapist The contemporary worship singer Vocal health music education singing education vocal health and vocal pedagogy voice pedagogy

Editors and affiliations

  • Scott D. Harrison
    • 1
  • Jessica O'Bryan
    • 2
  1. 1.Queensland ConservatoriumGriffith UniversitySouth BrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Queensland ConservatoriumGriffith UniversitySouth BrisbaneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Teaching Singing in the 21st Century
  • Editors Scott D. Harrison
    Jessica O'Bryan
  • Series Title Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title Landscapes: Arts, Aesthetics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-017-8850-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-024-0638-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-8851-9
  • Series ISSN 1573-4528
  • Series E-ISSN 2214-0069
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 413
  • Number of Illustrations 124 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Creativity and Arts Education
    Performing Arts
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


“I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and I am confident it will help bring all aspects of vocal pedagogy firmly into the 21st century. Refreshingly, many different areas of pedagogy are included in the next so we can all work together to more fully understand the singing voice. Up to the moment research is included along with an exploration of the evolving contemporary styles of singing. Further, areas regarding teaching and curriculum in higher education are also reviewed. All in all, this text a crucial addition to a professional's vocal library.” (Jeanne Goffi-Fynn, Teachers College, Columbia University, USA, June, 2014)