Perspectives on Males and Singing

  • Scott D. Harrison
  • Graham F. Welch
  • Adam Adler

Part of the Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education book series (LAAE, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Scott D. Harrison, Graham F. Welch, Adam Adler
      Pages 3-12
    3. Graham F. Welch, Jo Saunders, Ioulia Papageorgi, Evangelos Himonides
      Pages 27-43
    4. Scott D. Harrison
      Pages 65-75
  3. Singing in Formal Contexts

  4. Singing in Informal and Community Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Margaret S. Barrett
      Pages 167-187
    3. Stephen Clift, Grenville Hancox, Ian Morrison
      Pages 233-256
  5. Singing in Popular Music Contexts

  6. Practioner Reflections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Miriam Allan
      Pages 299-309
    3. Peter Davies
      Pages 325-335
    4. Curtis Bayliss, Robert Stewart
      Pages 337-345
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 353-365

About this book


“Since singing is so good a thing,I wish all men would learne to sing” (William Byrd, 1588)

 Over the centuries, there has been reluctance among boys and men to become involved in some forms of singing. Perspectives on Males and Singing tackles this conundrum head-on as the first academic volume to bring together leading thinkers and practitioners who share their insights on the involvement of males in singing. The authors share research that analyzes the axiomatic male disinclination to sing, and give strategies designed to engage males more successfully in performing vocal music emphasizing the many positive effects it can have on their lives.

 Inspired by a meeting at the Australian symposium ‘Boys and Voices’, which focused on the engagement of boys in singing, the volume includes contributions from leading authorities in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States and Europe.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Scott D. Harrison
    • 1
  • Graham F. Welch
    • 2
  • Adam Adler
    • 3
  1. 1.Griffith UniversitySouth BrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Inst. EducationUniversity of LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Nipissing UniversityNorth BayCanada

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