Janice Chapman

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Professor Janice L. Chapman

Professor Janice L. Chapman AUA [born January 1938 ]MOA is a distinguished Australian-born soprano, voice researcher, and voice coach. Widely published, she is the author of Singing and Teaching Singing: A Holistic Approach to Classical Voice (often abbreviated as 'SATS') first published by Plural Publishing Inc. at the end of 2005, and now in its third edition, and has contributed to papers in the Journal of Voice. She is also a professor of voice at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

Her career as a performer includes principal soprano roles in all the major British opera companies, including The Royal Opera House and English National Opera. Since 1975, she has also played an active role in teaching vocal technique, first at London College of Music and then both privately and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She was a founder member of the Voice Research Society, now known as the British Voice Association, of which she was president for five years. She became a Fellow of the BVA in 2012. Chapman is also an Honorary President of The Association of Teachers of Singing (AOTOS) in the United Kingdom.

She was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for 'services to music as an operatic singer and teacher of voice and as a contributor to research into human sound production and vocal health'.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Her roles included Sieglinde, Third Norn, Fata Morgana, Aida, Vitellia, Donna Anna, Abigaille, Ellen Orford, Mrs Grose, and Lady Billows. She has broadcast for the B.B.C. and appeared in concerts and recitals worldwide.

Chapman is also regarded as one of the world’s leading vocal pedagogues - her clients hail from all over Europe and regularly come to London for lessons and mentoring. She is currently a Professor of the vocal faculty of The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She was an invited Master Teacher at the New Zealand ICVT conference in 1994, again as Plenary speaker in Paris in 2008 and most recently in Stockholm in 2017. She also gave the 'Voice of Experience' lecture at the Pan European Voice Conference in Ghent in the Summer of 2017.

Chapman runs yearly multidisciplinary training courses for singing teachers, singers and voice professionals based on her book - Classical Voice Training Ltd. was founded to organise and run the official courses. Previous courses have been held at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, and Chethams School of Music in Manchester.

Chapman's book, "Singing and Teaching Singing – A Holistic Approach to Classical Voice", has been adopted as a course textbook in many Universities and Colleges worldwide. The eagerly awaited third edition has been recently published and includes new contributing authors and digital resources.

Awards[edit]

Chapman was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia "for service to music as an operatic singer and teacher of voice, and as a contributor to research into human sound production and vocal health" In the Australia Day Honours, January 2004.[citation needed] In 2010 Chapman was made a Fellow and in 2016 a Professor of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In 2012 The Association of Teachers of Singing in the UK invited her to become an Honorary President and she became an honorary president of the British Voice Association.

References[edit]

  • http://www.gsmd.ac.uk/music/staff/teaching_staff/department/5-department-of-vocal-studies/233-janice-chapman/
  • Chapman, Janice (2005). Singing and Teaching Singing: A Holistic Approach to Classical Voice. San Diego: Plural Publishing. ISBN 1-59756-015-4.
  • Chapman, Janice (2011). Singing and Teaching Singing: A Holistic Approach to Classical Voice. San Diego: Plural Publishing.
  • Chapman, Janice (2017). Singing and Teaching Singing: A Holistic Approach to Classical Voice. San Diego: Plural Publishing. ISBN 1-59756-891-0.
  • Kayes, Gillyanne (2000). Singing and the Actor (1st ed.). London: A & C Black. ISBN 0-7136-4888-0.
  • Kayes, Gillyanne (2004). Singing and the Actor (2nd ed.). London: A & C Black. ISBN 0-7136-6823-7.
  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama (2010a). "History". Guildhall School of Music and Drama Staff Profile. Retrieved 2017-08-25.
  • British Voice Association (2012). "History". Fellows of the British Voice Association. Retrieved 2012-04-04.
  • he Association of Teachers of Singing (2015). "History". Honorary President of the Association of Teachers of Singing, United Kingdom. Retrieved 2017-08-25.
  • Bunch, Meribeth; Chapman, Janice (2000). "Taxonomy of singers used as subjects in scientific research". Journal of Voice. Elsevier Inc. 14 (3): 363&ndash, 369. doi:10.1016/s0892-1997(00)80081-8. ISSN 1401-5439. Retrieved 2017-08-08.
  • Thorpe, C.William; Cala, Stephen; Chapman, Janice; Davis, Pamela (2001). "Patterns of breath support in projection of the singing voice". Journal of Voice. Elsevier Inc. 15 (1): 86&ndash, 104. doi:10.1016/s0892-1997(01)00009-1. Retrieved 2017-08-08.
  • Reid, Katherine L.P.; Davis, Pamela; Oates, Jennifer; Cabrera, Densil; Ternström, Sten; Black, Michael; Chapman, Janice (2006). "The Acoustic Characteristics of Professional Opera Singers Performing in Chorus Versus Solo Mode". Journal of Voice. Elsevier Inc. 21 (1): 35&ndash, 45. doi:10.1016/j.jvoice.2005.08.010. Retrieved 2017-08-08.
  • Oates, Jennifer; Bain, Belinda; Davis, Pamela; Chapman, Janice; Kenny, Dianna (2005). "Development of an Auditory-Perceptual Rating Instrument for the Operatic Singing Voice". Journal of Voice. Elsevier Inc. 20 (1): 71&ndash, 81. doi:10.1016/j.jvoice.2005.01.006. Retrieved 2017-08-08.
  • Verdolini, Katherine; Krebs, David (1999). "Some Considerations on the Science of Special Challenges in Voice Training". Voice-Tradition and Technology: A State-of-the-Art Studio. San Diego: Singular Publishing Group. ISBN 0-7693-0028-6.
  • Sundberg, Johan (1987). The Science of the Singing Voice. Illinois: Northern Illinois University Press. ISBN 0-87580-542-6.
  • Sundberg, Johan; Gramming, Patricia; Lovetri, Jeannette (1991). "Comparisons of pharynx, source, formant and pressure characteristics in operatic and musical theatre singing" (PDF). Speech, Music and Hearing Quarterly Progress and Status Report. Stockholm, Sweden: KTH, CSC Computer Science and communication. 32 (2–3): 51&ndash, 62. Retrieved 2010-06-18.
  • Shewell, Christina (2009). Voice Work: Art and Science in Changing Voices. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 978-0-470-01992-4.
  • Nair, Garyth (1999). Voice-Tradition and Technology: A State-of-the-Art Studio. San Diego: Singular Publishing Group. ISBN 0-7693-0028-6.
  • Newham, Paul (1998). "Vocal Function and Structure". Therapeutic Voicework: Principles and Practice for the Use of Singing as a Therapy. Art Therapies Series. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. ISBN 978-1-85302-361-3. OCLC 38463908.
  • McNaughton, Elizabeth (2002). Breathing for Singing and its Vocal Pedagogy. Swindon: Phoenix Again. ISBN 0-9543165-0-9. OCLC 51234995.
  • Mitchell, Helen F; Kenny, Dianna T; Ryan, Maree; Davis, Pamela J (2003). "Defining 'open throat' through content analysis of experts' pedagogical practices" (PDF). Logoped Phoniatr Vocol. Taylor & Francis. 28 (4): 167&ndash, 180. doi:10.1080/14015430310018856. ISSN 1401-5439. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 July 2011. Retrieved 9 March 2011.
  • McDonald Klimek, Mary (2008). "Using Twang". In Behrman, Alison; Haskell, John. Exercises for Voice Therapy. San Diego: Plural Publishing. ISBN 978-1-59756-231-7.
  • Brown, Oren (1996). Discover Your Voice: How to Develop Healthy Voice Habits. San Diego: Singular Publishing. ISBN 1-56593-704-X.
  • Citardi, Martin J; Yanagisawa, Eiji; Estill, Jo (July 1996). "Videoendoscopic Analysis of Laryngeal Function During Laughter". Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology. St. Louis: Annals Publishing Company. 105 (7): 545&ndash, 549. ISSN 0003-4894. OCLC 1481398.
  • Harris, Tom; Harris, Sara; Rubin, John S; et al., eds. (1998). The Voice Clinic Handbook. London: Whurr Publishers Ltd. ISBN 978-1-86156-034-6.
  • Martin, Stephanie; Lockhart, Myra (2000). Working with Voice Disorders. Bicester: Speechmark Publishing. ISBN 0-86388-489-X.
  • Mathieson, Lesley (2001). Greene and Mathieson's The Voice and Its Disorders (6th ed.). London: Whurr. ISBN 1-86156-196-2.

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