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On the Art of Singing$
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Richard Miller

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780195098259

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195098259.001.0001

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The Vocal Contestant and the Judges

The Vocal Contestant and the Judges

(p.168) 53 The Vocal Contestant and the Judges
On the Art of Singing

Richard Miller

Oxford University Press

This chapter comments on the way contestants in singing competitions are judged. The contest route is one of the few doors that may swing open for the singer hopeful of a professional performance career. But it is discouraging for the immature singer to enter a contest intended for the accomplished young artist, and then hear negative comments about his/her unpolished condition. It is wrong for judges for singing contests to comment that the contestant has a wonderful instrument but the wrong technique, and that a new teacher should be found. One hurdle for singing contestants is the problem of adjudicators who decide to apply their own interpretation to the published contest rules. It is important for the singing artist to have an exceptional native vocal endowment, and to possess a secure vocal technique.

Keywords:   singing competitions, singer, judges, singing, singing contestants, vocal technique

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