Getting “Heady” with High School Singers

Developing a freely-produced, well-supported head voice is the greatest factor towards achieving good intonation and blend in the high school choral ensemble.  This presentation demonstrates techniques for developing a buoyant and lyric head tone in both female and male singers during the choral rehearsal. Recordings of four high school choirs will present examples of choral tone with and without the use of excellent head voice production.  The session will include the similarities and differences in working with the female and male voice.  The audience will be invited to participate in the vocal exercises.