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To Become Human

To Become Human. This Comparative Investigation Into Lena McLin’s Vocal Pedagogy and the Italian School of Vocologia Artistica is an ethnographic journey through the science and pedagogy of voice. It is a journey that crosses two main paths: the world of vocalists and vocal pedagogues of African descent in Chicago, where I devoted two years of field research; and the community of singers, clinicians, speech therapists, and voice teachers that gravitate around the well-known “doctor of voice”, Franco Fussi, in Italy. Such community is nurtured and held together in a university master’s course based in Ravenna and directed by Dr. Fussi, titled Vocologia Artistica, where I was both a student (2014-15) and a teacher (2016-17).

Gianpaolo Chiriacò 2018, “To Become Human. A Comparative Investigation Into Lena McLin’s Vocal Pedagogy and the Italian School of Vocologia Artistica”, in D. C. Wiley (compiled by) 2018, Singing: The Timeless Muse. Essays on the Human Voice, Singing, and Spirituality, Inside View Press and D. C. Wiley, pp. 47-59. ISBN 978-1-7335060-0-7.

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