Introduction. Part I: Exploring Singing Basics. Chapter 1: Preparing to Sing. Chapter 2: Determining Your Voice Type. Chapter 3: Aligning Your Body for Great Singing. Chapter 4: Breathing for Singing. Chapter 5: Toning Up the Voice. Part II: Improving Your Singing. Chapter 6: Acquiring Beautiful Tone. Chapter 7: Exploring Resonance. Chapter 8: Shaping Your Vowels for Clarity. Chapter 9: Exercising Consonants for Articulation. Chapter 10: Crafting a Practice Routine. Part III: Advanced Techniques to Improve Your Voice. Chapter 11: Developing the Parts of Your Singing Voice. Chapter 12: Expanding Your Vocal Flexibility and Range. Chapter 13: It's a Cinch: Belting Out Your Song. Chapter 14: Training for Singing. Chapter 15: Finding the Right Voice Teacher. Part IV: Preparing to Perform. Chapter 16: Selecting Your Music Material. Chapter 17: Mastering a New Song. Chapter 18: Acting the Song. Chapter 19: Confronting Your Fear of Performing. Chapter 20: Auditioning a Song. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 21: Ten Performers with Good Technique. Chapter 22: Ten Frequently Asked Questions about Singing. Chapter 23: Ten Tips for Maintaining Vocal Health. Chapter 24: Ten Tips for Performing Like a Pro. Part VI: Appendixes. Appendix A: Suggested Songs to Advance Your Singing Technique. Appendix B: About the CD. Index.
Pamelia S. Phillips , DMA, is the Professional Program Director and Chair of Voice and Music at Collaborative Arts Project 21 (CAP21) in New York. A seasoned performer, her appearances range from contemporary American Opera premieres to guest performances with major symphonies. Pam has taught extensively at such institutions as Arizona State University and Wagner College. She holds degrees in music education and vocal performance.