A tale of two pedagogues: a cross-continental conversation on CCM

Forbes, Melissa (2018) A tale of two pedagogues: a cross-continental conversation on CCM. Journal of Singing, 74 (5). pp. 579-584. ISSN 1086-7732

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Recently, I found myself reflecting on the somewhat obvious fact that there was a time when contemporary commercial music (CCM) voice pedagogy did not exist. Like life before the Internet or microwave ovens, life before CCM singing and pedagogy is difficult to conceive for someone like me who has only sung and taught singing during the last two decades. That the discipline of CCM voice pedagogy is now so firmly entrenched within the broader tradition of singing is in no small part due to the work of the two pedagogues interviewed here. Dr. Irene Bartlett is arguably the grande dame of CCM voice pedagogy in Australia. Irene has mentored me and countless other CCM singing teachers in our region. When fellow CCM flag bearer Jeanie LoVetri travelled the 15,491 kms from New York City to Australia in January 2017 to deliver a CCM voice pedagogy institute at my university, it seemed like a wonderful opportunity to talk to Jeanie and Irene about their journeys as pioneering voice pedagogues. Ironically, Irene was in New Zealand at the time, so we conducted our conversation over Skype in front of an audience of 40 enthralled singing teachers from the Australasian region.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions preventing deposit of Accepted Version.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 22 May 2018 06:46
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2018 04:55
Fields of Research : 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190407 Music Performance
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/34100

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