Jeannette L Lovetri

Learn More
Belting, a vocal technique typically cultivated in musical theatre singing, differs timbrally from operatic singing in many interesting respects. The underlying phonatory differences have not been previously investigated in detail. Yet, belting is frequently associated with disturbances of voice function. Articulatory and phonatory characteristics are(More)
Currently, there is an increasing interest in and demand for training in a wide variety of nonclassical music--contemporary commercial music (CCM)--and most particularly for music theater. A survey of singing teachers was completed to elucidate their training, education, and experience with and methods of teaching CCM. Teachers were at colleges,(More)
Although quantifiable assessment of the singing voice is now commonplace, research on young (child and adolescent) voices is still in its infancy. There is still insufficient data on young people's voices based on which, "norms" in behavior could be modeled, particularly for contemporary commercial music (CCM), such as musical theater (MT). The objective of(More)
Little literature is available on professional musical theater female singers, a population that regularly uses a wide variety of vocal qualities. This study tested the hypothesis that different vocal qualities cause observable specific configurations of muscular movements and structural changes of the larynx, hypopharynx, oral pharynx, and oral cavity for(More)
The purpose of this investigation was to obtain information from professional singers active in performing of both classical and music theater repertoire with regard to the visual/kinesthetic effect of melodic contour in musical notation as it affects vocal timbre. The evaluation of data gathered during the study indicates that there is reason to(More)
A previous study, published in the Journal of Voice in 2003, revealed that a majority of teachers of Music Theater (MT), a style of Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM), had little professional experience and little formal training in vocal pedagogy for this style. Those who did indicate that they had had training did not describe the training nor quantify(More)
The understanding of the singing voice of children and adolescents is still in its infancy, and there is a lack of a general developmental model of the young voice, in particular with relation to young singers. Available research has largely also been on " classically " trained voices, and contemporary commercial music (CCM) including pop/rock and musical(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Few studies have reported the acoustic characteristics of youth choirs. In addition, scant data are available on youth choruses making the adjustments needed to sing at different dynamic levels in different registers. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to acoustically analyze the singing of a youth chorus to observe the evidence(More)
Singers are extremely conscious of health problems that affect their voices and well-being and often take an active role in seeking care for these problems. They frequently seek treatment from providers or with modalities considered "alternative" to traditional medical care. A survey of singers was completed to elucidate their attitudes and practices(More)
  • 1