Date of Award
Master of Arts (Creative Arts)
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
Education and Arts
Dr Maggi Phillips
The purpose of this study was to identify and evaluate the practices and techniques of vocal training for student actors at a tertiary level, through a survey of experienced voice practitioners in Australian performing arts schools, appropriate texts, consideration of contexts and my own professional experience. Vocal instruction starts with the basic training of ‘the instrument’ or the vocal capabilities of the body. Following this or concurrent with its teaching, more specific forms of training are addressed. This research project used qualitative research methods to compile a detailed description of the voice teaching practices currently used in Australia. It comprises two parts, namely, a documented analysis of vocal training for acting and a series of interviews with professional voice trainers at performing arts institutions in Australia. The analysis attempted to discern and clarify patterns and themes in vocal training and detail possible similarities/differences with overseas models of teaching identified by the analysis of American and British texts in current use.
Adlem, Ann, "An evaluation of the instructional practices in voice teaching at Australian performing art institutions" (2012). Theses: Doctorates and Masters. Paper 443.