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Music Research

Vocal Pedagogy: A Starting Guide

Part I: Where to Find Vocal Pedagogy Materials in the UNLV Music Library
  • Anatomy/speech production: QP306
  • Care of the voice: MT821
  • Diction: MT883
  • Interpretation, phrasing, expression, etc.: MT892
  • Singing and vocal techniques: MT820-835
  • Studies and exercises: MT885
  • Systems and methods: MT825-850
  • Tone production: MT882
  • Vocal health: RF361-538
Part II: Representative Subject Headings for Vocal Pedagogy
Part III: Useful Sources

Adams, David. A Handbook of Diction for Singers: Italian, German, French. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Lied Book Stacks MT883 .A23 1999

Brodnitz, Friedrich. Keep Your Voice Healthy: A Guide to the Intelligent Use and Care of the Speaking and Singing Voice. Boston: Little, Brown, 1988.
Lied Book Stacks RF465 .B75 1988

Bunch, Meribeth. Dynamics of the Singing Voice. Wien; New York: Springer-Verlag, 1993.
Lied Book Stacks QP306 .B86 1993

Caldwell, Robert. Excellence in Singing: Multilevel Learning and Multilevel Teaching. Redmond, WA: Caldwell Publishing, 2001.
Lied Book Stacks MT825 .C35 2001

Coffin, Berton. Chromatic Vowel Chart for Voice Building and Tone Placing: Vowel Shading for Loudest Resonance. S.l.: s.n., 1986.
Lied Book Stacks MT883 .C58 1986

David, Marilee. The New Voice Pedagogy. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 1995.
Lied Book Stacks MT820 .D245 1995

Eisenson, Jon. Voice and Diction: A Program for Improvement. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1997.
Lied Book Stacks PN4197 .E46 1997

Hemsley, Thomas. Singing and Imagination: A Human Approach to a Great Musical Tradition. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
Lied Book Stacks MT892 .H446 1998

Peckham, Anne. The Contemporary Singer: Elements of Vocal Technique. Boston, MA: Berklee Press; Milwaukee, Wis.: Distributed by H. Leonard Corp., 2000.
Lied Book Stacks MT893 .P43 2000

Schmidt, Jan. Basics of Singing. New York: Schirmer Books; 4th ed., 1998.
Music Book Stacks MT825 .B27 1998

Smith, Brenda. Choral Pedagogy. San Diego: Singuar, 2000.
Music Book Stacks MT875 .S63 2000

Vennard, William. Singing: The Mechanism and the Technic. New York: C. Fischer, 1967.
Lied Books Stacks MT825.V4 1967

Wall, Joan. Diction for Singers: A Concise Reference for English, Italian, Latin, German, French, and Spanish Pronunciation. Dallas: Pst, Inc., 1990.
Lied Book Stacks MT872 .D53 1990


The Human Voice. [Redmond, Wash.?]: Caldwell Publishing Company, 2001.
Music Media MT821 .H86 2001 (VHS)

The Children's Choir. Chicago, IL: ACDA, 1988.
Music Media MT915 .C45x - Videocassette (VHS)

Christensen, Blanche M. The Singing Triangle. [United States: B.M. Christensen], 1987.
Music Media MT825 .C52x - Videocassette (VHS)

The Larynx: Once Over Lightly. New York, N.Y.: The Voice Foundation, [1988?].
Music Media QP306 .L33x - Videocassette (VHS)

Larynx Print: Looking in the Voice. New York: Voice Foundation, 1983.
Music Media QP306 .L34x - Video (VHS)

Oberlin College. Pedagogy Series. Oberlin, Ohio: Oberlin Conservatory of Music, 1995.

Performance et fatigue vocales = Performers and Voice Fatigue. New York, N.Y.: The Foundation, [198-].
Music Media QP306 .P37x - Videocassette (VHS)

The Performer Prepares: 100% Commitment. Dallas, TX.: Pst. Inc., 1992.
Music Media MT820 .P47 - Videocassette (VHS)

The Regulatory Mechanism of Voice in Singing. New York: Voice Foundation, 1980.
Music Media QP306 .R43x - Video (VHS)

The Singer's Voice. Redmond, WA: Caldwell Pub. Co., 2002.
Music Media MT821 .S55 2002 (DVD)

Stasney, C. Richard. Atlas of Dynamic Laryngeal Pathology. San Diego: Singular Publishing Group, 1996.
Music Media RF511.5 .S73 1996 (VHS)

Therapy for Singers. New York: Voice Foundation, 1983.
Lied Media RF540 .T43x - Video (VHS)

Triad Video Workshop. Reston, VA: Music Educators National Conference, 1993.
Music Media MT875.T75 - Videocassette (VHS)

The Vocal Arts Laboratory as an Assist to the Teaching of Singing. [Oberlin, Ohio]: Oberlin Conservatory of Music, 1995.
Music Media MT820 .V62 1995 (VHS)

Part IV: Periodicals

Note: The Journal of Research in Singing and Applied Vocal Pedagogy is devoted exclusively to vocal pedagogy. All other periodicals are not devoted exclusively to either vocal pedagogy or diction, but often include articles pertaining to these topics.

Journal of Research in Singing and Applied Vocal Pedagogy
Formerly titled: Journal of Research In Singing.
Lied Periodicals ML1 .J76x

Journal of Singing.
Formerly titled: The NATS Journal, The NATS Bulletin, Bulletin.
Lied Periodicals ML27.U5 N2652

Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation.
Lied Periodicals QP306 .J68

Medical Problems of Performing Artists.
Lied Periodicals RC 965.P46 M43x

Voice: The Journal of the British Voice Association.
Lied Periodicals QP306 .V65