A voice profile of the adolescent speaker and singer

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
William N Waller (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Celia R Hooper

Abstract: "The purpose of this research was to obtain a detailed profile of the adolescent speaking voice and to assess which style of singing causes the highest level of muscular tension. The three singing genres evaluated were classical, musical theater, and gospel. Twenty middle and high school choral students, 13 females and 7 males, comprised the sample. The KayPentax Computerized Speech Lab (CSL) was utilized to extract acoustic parameters. Laryngeal imaging was performed on each subject using the KayPentax Stroboscopy System while the subjects sang excerpts of the three styles of music. Results showed acoustic parameters that were outside of published normative ranges for both females and males. Laryngeal imaging revealed greater muscular tension while singing musical theater compared to classical and gospel singing."--Abstract from author supplied metadata.

Additional Information

Publication
Dissertation
Language: English
Date: 2007
Keywords
adolescent, speaking voice, style, singing, muscular tension, genres, classical, musical theater, gospel, middle school, high school, choral, students
Subjects
Voice--Physiological aspects
Larynx--Muscles
Teenagers--Physiology