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Selected Vocal Books in the Allen Library
Comprehensive selection of contemporary art songs, each with a performance guide, music examples, difficulty level, and summary of vocal characteristics or challenges.
A comprehensive guide to the training, audition technique, and professional development essential for launching and sustaining a career in classical singing.
Provides an understanding of the vocal mechanism, care of the body and instrument, and the science behind the voice.
Covers classical singing, musical theatre, popular, and global styles, with an emphasis on contemporary practice. Includes extensive bibliography for further research.
Series topics include early music, gospel, spirituals, blues, world music, a cappella, music by women, and much more.
Covers diction in general, plus special features of English, Italian, Latin, German, French, and Spanish. Includes vowel and consonant charts with IPA transcriptions.
An introduction to vocal performance practice from the Baroque period to the present: ornamentation, vibrato, rubato, portamento, articulation, tempo, language, and more.
Top Databases for Vocalists
Grove/Oxford Music Online This link opens in a new window
Extensive music encyclopedia.
IPA Source This link opens in a new window
Transcriptions and translations of aria and song texts.
Naxos Music Library This link opens in a new window
Our largest classical music audio database.
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