Finding Ophelia's voice, opening Ophelia's heart : nurturing the adolescent female voice : an exploration of the physiological, psychological, and musical development of female students /
by Lynne Gackle.
Dayton, Ohio : Heritage Music Press/Lorenz Corporation, c2011.
xii, 196 p. : ill., music ; 26 cm. + 1 videodisc (4 3/4 in.).
142911858X, 9781429118583
Book, DVD
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Dayton, Ohio : Heritage Music Press/Lorenz Corporation, c2011.
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contents note
Discovering Ophelia: current medical and vocological knowledge of the female adolescent voice change -- Finding Ophelia's voice: the developmental phases of the female voice -- Ophelia sings: vocal techniques for adolescent singers -- Ophelia's song: literature selection, preparation, and rehearsal -- Opening Ophelia's heart: Adolescence, singing, and self-concept in females -- Ophelia speaks: reflections from Ophelias of all ages -- Appendices: A. Voice classification form ; B. Suggested repertoire for female choirs ; C. Singing Ophelias ; D. Questionnaires.
general note
"The included DVD provides invaluable demonstrations of the phases of vocal maturation, voice classification, vocal techniques, and other pedagogical strategies, all with the help of a girls' choir under the direction of Dr. Gackle" --P. 4 of cover.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-193).
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Lynne Gackle is Associate Professor of Ensembles and Associate Director of Choral Activities at Baylor University (Waco, Texas) where she conducts the Baylor Bella Voce, Baylor Women's Choir, and the Baylor Concert Choir. Lynne is an active clinician, conductor, and adjudicator, having conducted All-State choirs in 26 states, several divisional ACDA honor choirs, and two ACDA national honor choirs, as well as numerous international ensembles. Her choirs have performed at American Choral Directors Association state, division, and national conferences and the Music Educators National Conference Biennial Convention. Dr. Gackle has served as president of ACDA-Florida and of ACDA's Southern Division, and the Florida ACDA chapter awarded her the Wayne Hugoboom Distinguished Service Award for dedicated service, leadership, and excellence. She serves on the editorial board for the Choral Journal and is the editor of Choral Artistry for the Singer and the Lynne Gackle Choral Series. Lynne received her B.M.E. from Louisiana State University and her M.M. and Ph.D. from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.
Main Description
Young girls in modern society are bombarded by the media and their peers with expectations of how they should look, walk, talk-really, be. Before they truly begin to know and appreciate the uniqueness of themselves, they are asked to be something or someone that is only a fa├žade-a passing frame on a screen or a still image in print. Lynne Gackle has long been an advocate for the power of singing as a catalyst for helping these young women gain self-approval and encouraging self-esteem. This landmark text is a synthesis of her ideas.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. viii
Acknowledgementsp. x
Introduction: Ophelia is singing, but is anyone listening?p. 1
Discovering Ophelia: Current medical and vocological knowledge of the female adolescent voice changep. 11
Finding Ophelias Voice: The developmental phases of the female voicep. 19
Ophelia Sings: Vocal techniques for adolescent singersp. 37
Ophelias Song: Literature selection, preparation, and rehearsalp. 69
Opening Ophelias Heart: Adolescence, singing, and self concept in femalesp. 115
Ophelia Speaks: Reflections from Ophelias of all agesp. 123
Epiloguep. 147
Voice Classification Formp. 151
Suggested Repertoire for Female Choirsp. 152
Singing Opheliasp. 173
Questionnairesp. 176
Notes: IPA and Pitch Indicationsp. 179
Bibliographyp. 181
About die Authorp. 195
DVD Contentsp. 196
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