Vocal Health Issues Pertaining to High School Choral Conductors

by Brandon Hollihan, Volume 1, Number 1 (Spring 2008)

Keywords: choral conductors, high school education, rehearsal techniques, vocal health, vocal modeling

Abstract: High school choral educators are prone to potential vocal fatigue and damage after rehearsing up to four hours each day. Through survey and research, the author focuses on three practices that may lead to problems in the vocal health of these conductors. This article provides suggestions for dealing with hydration, rehearsal space acoustics and vocal modeling.