Since art songs are kind of a "voice teacher thing" and used as kind of "pre-opera training" (unless you're like me....I'm a wannabe Elly Ameling, if I could make a career out of art song singing I'd be happy), we can use this community for art song discussion/song recital/art song interpretation as well. I think that also falls under the "voice ped" heading. :)
To get conversation going...
How are you affiliated (sp?) with voice ped? Teacher, college student, graduate student in a voice ped program...what exactally?
what have your voice teachers done over the years to help you? If you have had some not so great experiences, what did the teachers do that didn't help you?
What are the effects of choral singing on the voice? Can it really hurt a "trained" operatic vocalists voice? How so? How not? (My theory on this: if you can sing solo, you can sing in a choir. However, you need to keep in mind that you are using such a small percentage of your instrument that the sound you make in choir is not the sound you should be making in the practice room. I've met some divas who claim choir is bad. If it's hurting your voice, you're not supporting correctly. Choral singing is a necessary part of your musicianship!)
If there is anyone here gifted at layout making and wants to make a layout for this community, go for it, as long as it's voice ped/music/voice lesson related.
yes, a layout of generic music notes works.
Since I started this community, I'm going to make the first post!
I'm a junior in voice performance hoping to do my masters in voice pedagogy. I do want to perform, but I also want to teach college voice.