Date of Award
Master of Music (MM)
This thesis discusses various ways in which voice teachers can use principles of the Alexander Technique to help students sing with more freedom and efficiency. I first define these principles, and then explain their applications to singing. By examining several published sources and conducting interviews with teachers of both the Alexander Technique and voice, I have compiled practical advice and exercises together into a guide for those who study the art of singing. This research not only helps with efficient singing, but also dispels misconceptions of kinesthetic awareness and body use in relation to vocal pedagogy. The goal of this thesis is to provide teachers with more tools to prevent and solve vocal problems, create a safe space for exploration and expanding awareness, and promote beautiful singing.
Sentianin, Paige, "Natural Singing: A Guide for Using the Alexander Technique to Teach Voice" (2018). Voice and Opera Graduate Theses & Dissertations. 2.