A Dictionary for the Modern Singer


Today I wrote a review for Matthew Hoch’s A Dictionary for the Modern Singer and submitted it to Canadian Music Educator. It’s a bull’s eye as a quick go-to resource. https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780810886551.

“Now We Are Most Alive!” Satisfying Our Curiosity, and Staying Curious!


Reprinted with permission from The Canadian Music Educator July 1, 2011 “Now We Are Most Alive!” by Darryl Edwards As I write this, it’s the last day of university classes. It’s also the season for “summing up,” with end of year voice examinations (“juries”), student recitals, term reports, and when meetings for offers of admissions […]
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Sibilant Rivalry: Considering Our Lyric Diction Practices


Sibilant Rivalry: Considering Our Lyric Diction Practices by Darryl Edwards Reprinted with permission from The Canadian Music Educator, Dec. 1, 2009 What a catchy title! It is only a partial description of this article, which is about some of the most prominent challenges we experience with “lyric diction” – the diction used in singing. Over […]
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Vocal Strain in Young Boys


VOCAL STRAIN IN YOUNG BOYS E-MAIL QUESTION I have been to a few of your workshops over the years and was wondering if you might be able to offer me some insight into the possible causes for vocal strain in young boys. I am a music teacher at a boys independent school in Toronto, and […]
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