Tuesday, August 6: 12:00-12:50 PM
Session One: Thinking Outside the Voice Box: Adolescent Female Voice Change
The purpose of this session is to bring attention to the adolescent female changing voice. This session aims to empower adolescent female singers and validate their voice change experiences at a very pivotal point in their lives; to reinforce that females, too, can persevere through this challenging developmental process; and to stress the importance of the choral teacher’s role in navigating this experience for female choristers. Discussion will include an anatomical and physiological dialogue about vocal function and voice change, a brief overview of research and publications focused on female voice change, psychological and emotional ramifications of voice change for female singers, and strategies for working with female singers experiencing voice change.