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A blended pedagogy : synthesizing best practices of opera and musical theatre programs to promote a holistic approach to training the singing actor
Vendafreddo, Thomas Patrick
Kalustian, PaulaNikkel, LaurindaO'Donnell, Terry
viii, 30 p. : ill.
This project report identifies the historical progression of pedagogy in the fields of opera performance and musical theatre, with regard to training the contemporary singing actor. Subsequently, it proposes a creative and exciting blend of the two techniques, which includes breathing, alignment, relaxation, movement, music theory, acting, and singing. My research produced a clear view of the shortcomings in each of the aforementioned academic programs; thus, blending the pedagogies to support the current "crossover market" is suitable and necessary for the success of the contemporary student.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 26-27)
Theatre Arts with a concentration in Musical Theatre
Theatre, Television, and Film
Professional Studies and Fine Arts
Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) San Diego State University, 2012
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