Training the Singing Researcher
The post-graduate vocal pedagogy space in has enjoyed a gradual resurgence in the past decade. Pedagogues and practitioners with a desire to reflect, improve their credentials and contribute to the body of knowledge and practice have undertaken formal studies to enhance the standing of the profession. This chapter examines this development, focussing on the types of study available, the contributions made and the implications for further development in the future. Study options range from short courses dedicated to furthering the understanding of science, through to full-length doctoral programs that focus on deep reflection on repertoire, technique, genre, sociology and psychology. Drawing on several case studies, the purpose of the chapter is to expose the options available and open up the dialogue as to what the future might hold for enhancing pedagogical practices through post-graduate study.
Teaching Singing in the 21st Century