Julia Davids and Stephen LaTour's book available!
Vocal Technique: A Guide for Conductors, Teachers, and Singers by Waveland Press is now a text used in Julliard's curriculum!
The North Shore Choral Society is proud to announce the March, 2012 publication of a book authored by our music director, Dr. Julia Davids, and board member, Dr. Stephen LaTour. It provides accurate, well-researched, and easy-to-read information on how to teach and learn singing in both solo and choral contexts. This concise yet comprehensive guidebook offers numerous, practical voice-building and problem-solving suggestions and exercises, as well as clear photographs and elegant illustrations.
The book thoroughly addresses important topics such as breathing, onset, resonance, vowel modification, vibrato, register transitions, range extension, intonation, changing voices (both adolescent and aging), and vocal health. It integrates the perspectives of renowned artists, choral professionals, vocal pedagogues, and the latest in vocal science.