This book is designed as an interactive workbook that will help you to understand how your voice works, and to gain insight into what is taking place physically as you experience vocal changes. Most important, it presents ideas as to what types of actions you can take to improve the conditionof your voice so that you can enjoy singing to its fullest.
Note to the Conductor
With an average population that is becoming older each year, many conductors are finding an increase in the number of mature singers in their choirs. Specifically, conductors working with a church or community choir are now often in the unique position of needing new tools to guide these singers toward preserving, or re-building, a healthy vocal condition. This book providesthose tools in the form of guidelines and practical exercises geared to enhancing vocal vitality and longevity for adult singers of all ages.
Dr. Victoria Meredith is the author of dozens of articles about choral music; and she has served as editor of choral octavos, books, and monographs. An experienced conductor and educator, she is a professor at the University of Western Ontario (Canada). Her choirs have received numerous national awards and her expertise is frequently sought as a clinician and guest conductor.