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ERIC Number: EJ1140016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8755-1233
University Vocal Training and Vocal Health of Music Educators and Music Therapists
Baker, Vicki D.; Cohen, Nicki
Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, v35 n3 p46-54 Jun 2017
The purpose of this study was to describe the university vocal training and vocal health of music educators and music therapists. The participants (N = 426), music educators (n = 351) and music therapists (n = 75), completed a survey addressing demographics, vocal training, voice usage, and vocal health. Both groups reported singing at least 50% of the work day; moreover, music educators complained of vocal fatigue and hoarseness at the end of the week. Music educators expressed concern about their vocal health, due to the unique demands of music instruction and large classes. A majority of participants, particularly instrumental concentration majors, expressed a desire for more career-focused vocal training. Results suggest that additional university training in vocal health could help prevent vocal abuse and misuse among music educators and therapists; furthermore, music educators may be better qualified to promote healthy singing among developing voices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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