University of Missouri-Kansas City
University of Chicago
Mari Esabel Valverde
Self-employed Composer, Clinician, Singer
Session Abstract: As choral professionals we bear the responsibility either to perpetuate a standard of beauty at the expense of our singers or to refine our approach to instructing, conducting, and composing for adult treble voices for a liberated, colorful sound. Soprano Sarah Brailey, voice professor Karen Brunssen, choral director Jennaya Robison, and composer Mari Esabel Valverde join to offer their perspectives in a panel to discuss the adult treble voice and vibrato. Referring to singers’ testimonials, score examples, and audio recordings, attendees will hear the panelists explain the musical, pedagogical, physiological, and sociological implications treble sections singing with vibrancy.