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The areas of research I am interested in include vocal pedagogy in different musical styles, female voice development, and the use of technology in the education process and in multimedia performance.
Vocal pedagogy as we understand it today is an accumulation of stylistic, philosophical, and national traditions passed down from teacher to student over hundreds of years. Common to most approaches to singing is an emphasis on healthy vocal technique, which meets the technical and artistic demands of singing.
Contemporary voice teachers now have new tools at their disposal with which to further refine and build upon centuries of knowledge and tradition. Modern science has provided us with a much deeper understanding than previously available around the physiology of vocal function, biological aspects of vocal health, mechanisms of vocal injury and recovery, and cognitive aspects of motor skill learning. This new knowledge provides empirical support for many traditional approaches to vocal health and vocal pedagogy.