Graduate student and opera singer Bethany Hynes researching 'voice image'
Opera singer Bethany Hynes, a Don Wright Faculty of Music doctoral student (DMA) is developing a study that includes formal and informal interviews with classical singers and opera singers to find out more about their thoughts, beliefs, and feelings about their voices.
Hynes is the world’s first researcher to explore different relationships between singers and their voices – she calls it the ‘voice image’ – and to provide a formal framework to link these relationships. She also recently won third place at Western’s regional 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) research communication competition, where graduate students have 3 minutes or less to present their research and its impact to a panel of non-specialist judges and peers. VIEW VIDEO
Collaborating with Western psychology professor Rachel Calogero, she is developing a study that includes formal and informal interviews with classical singers and opera singers at Western to find out more about their thoughts, beliefs and feelings about their voices.
Hynes will also explore the relation between image and stereotypes within the singing community, and how singers’ perceptions of their inner voice can affect both their external voice and inner peace.
Hynes studies Voice at the Don Wright Faculty of Music with professor Patricia Green.
Read full article (Western News, May 10, 2018)
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