Cross-Training in the Voice Studio: A Balancing Act FIRST EDITION

Norman Spivey, Mary Saunders Barton
SKU: P724
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Details: 151 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 6 x 9"
Included Media: Companion Website
ISBN13: 978-1-63550-037-0
Release Date: 18/05/2018


Cross-Training in the Voice Studio: A Balancing Act is an innovative resource for teachers and students of singing in today's evolving professional landscape. Saunders Barton and Spivey offer an inside view of their applied studios and the results of the cross-training process.

As vocal performance demands continue to change, singers must adapt in order to stay competitive in the job market. The authors address this challenge and provide a practical technical approach to developing the most flexible and resilient singing voices - the essence of their philosophy of "bel canto can belto," embracing classical and vernacular styles.

Key Features

  • In-depth chapter on resonance/registration for voice building
  • Cross-training in the academic vs. the private studio
  • Cross-training with repertoire
  • Coverage of multi-disciplinary training: how acting, speech, movement, and dance support studio effort
  • PluralPlus Companion Website with student recordings to enhance concepts within the text

Cross Training in the Voice Studio: A Balancing Act is a must-read for anyone in the singing profession seeking insight on cross-training.


  • Joan Lader, MA, Voice Therapist/Teacher, New York, NY (June 2018):
    "This is an important book which draws attention to not only the importance of training in more than one style, but also the rewards. It is extremely user-friendly, specific in detail, and has the additional bonus of providing examples in the companion website. I believe there are "many roads that lead to Rome," but the goal must be to provide young singers with tools that lead to healthy and efficient vocal production. After almost 40 years of teaching, I can attest to the fact that if singers have a dependable recipe for the various qualities they need, the risk of injury will be minimal. However, these tools must be based on evidence-based vocal pedagogy. This book fits the bill."



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