Document Type


Publication Date


Scholarship Domain(s)

Scholarship of Discovery


The professional demands on today’s choral and solo singers have expanded exponentially with the proliferation of popular genres—in other words, the canon has broadened. The rising solo performer, chorister, educator, and church musician must be adept at negotiating the techniques of multiple styles, for solo and choral performance. The task of the voice pedagogue, therefore, must be to become fluent in the pedagogy of multiple styles, including the array of genres known as Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM). Jeannette LoVetri, along with her students and CCM colleagues, stands as a proud witness to the prospect of mastering multiple styles, and the success of applied voice function.


This interview appeared in the December 2011 Choral Journal column "On the Voice," edited by Sharon Hansen.