To Become Human

To Become Human

To Become Human. A Comparative Investigation Into Lena McLin’s Vocal Pedagogy and the Italian School of Vocologia Artistica is an ethnographic journey through the science and pedagogy of voice. It is a journey that crosses two main paths: the world of vocalists and vocal pedagogues of African descent in Chicago, where I devoted two years of field research; and the community of singers, clinicians, speech therapists, and voice teachers that gravitate around the well-known “doctor of voice”, Franco Fussi, in Italy. Such community is nurtured and held together in a university master’s course based in Ravenna and directed by Dr. Fussi, titled Vocologia Artistica, where I was both a student (2014-15) and a teacher (2016-17).

Gianpaolo Chiriacò 2018, “To Become Human. A Comparative Investigation Into Lena McLin’s Vocal Pedagogy and the Italian School of Vocologia Artistica”, in D. C. Wiley (compiled by) 2018, Singing: The Timeless Muse. Essays on the Human Voice, Singing, and Spirituality, Inside View Press and D. C. Wiley, pp. 47-59. ISBN 978-1-7335060-0-7.

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