Mozart Tessitura Challenge
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Ongoing and upcoming studies...
Alternative Method for Measuring Vocal Efficiency - Open Enrollment
This is a study evaluating a proposed alternative to the aerodynamic measurement of vocal efficiency. Participants 19 year and older are being sought to come into the Voice Lab and sing two simple exercises while aerodynamic and acoustical data is collected. Participants will need to come in twice over a two week period. Each session should last no longer than 45 minutes. If successful, you will be helping to further our knowledge of vocal function, and helping to improve vocal instruction. If you are interested, please click here to sign up. If you have questions, please email Dr. Kevin Hanrahan, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Longitudinal Study of Objective and Subjective Assessment of Vocal Development in Pre-professional Singers in a Collegiate Setting - Future Study
This is a two year study where participants, freshmen, sophomores, juniors, first year masters students, and first or second year DMA students, will perform a except from an art song, and perform vocal exercises while aerodynamic and acoustical data is collected including a Voice Range Profile. Participants will need to come into the lab once a semester for approximately 90 minutes for a two year period. The art song excerpt will be distributed to a panel of voice experts, teachers, therapists, etc., and they will be asked to assess your vocal development between examples. By participating in the study you will be helping to develop an objective assessment protocol that can be employed in the end of semester evaluation of pre-professional singers. If you are interested, please click here to sign up. If you have questions, please email Dr. Kevin Hanrahan, email@example.com. Thanks!
Effect of Auditory Feedback on Consonant Articulation - Future Study
This study will investigate the effect of a "listening regimen" on music and non-music students in their ability to articulate consonants in speech and
song. You will be asked to complete a listening regimen. The listening regimen will require you to listen to an audio file for 10 minutes twice a day, every day for 2 weeks. A calibrated iPod will be given to you, as well as headphones. Prior to and after the listening regime, you will be asked to come into the lab and read a text passage, and then sing 1 verser of "My Country T'is of Thee." Music will be provided. By participating in this study you will be aiding the understanding of how listening to various parts of the sound spectrum can influence our production of consonants. With this information it may be possible to construct training techniques to help those with communication disorders or those learning to sing professionally. If you are interested, please click here to sign up. If you have questions, please email Dr. Kevin Hanrahan, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!