Work material

  • Andrews, A. (1999). Using your best voice. Production activities for children. New York: Psychological Corp.
  • Flynn, P. ., Andrews, M. L., & Cabot, B. M. (2004). Using your voice wisely and well: vocal awareness activities for children. Austin (Texas): Pro-Ed.
  • Heizmann, K. (2003). Vocal Warm-ups. 200 Exercises for Choral and Solo Singers. Mainz: Schott Music GmbH & Co.
  • Maierhofer, L. (2005). Warm-ups for voice and body. 25 kanonische Songs & Chants für Stimmbildung, Chor, Klasse und Bühne. Esslingen, Rum/Innsbruck: Helbling.

Info on singing – musicality – vocal training – effects of song

  • Clift, S., Hancox, G., Morrison, I., Hess, B., Stewart, D., & Kreutz, G. (2008). Choral Singing, Wellbeing and Health: Findings from a Cross-national Survey. Canterbury: Canterbury Christ Church University College.
  • Fieux, A. (2005). Chanter. A la découverte des chorales. Genève: Aubane.
  • Horn, S. (2013). Imperfect Harmony: Finding Happiness Singing with Others. New York: Algonquin Books.
  • Lehman, C. (2010). Der genetische Notenschlüssel. Warum Musik zum Menschheit gehört. München: F. A. Herbig Verlagsbuchhandel GmbH.
  • Mannes, E. (2011). The Power of Music. Pioneering Discoveries in the New Science of Song. New York: Walker Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Miel, D., MacDonald, R., & Hargreaves, D. J. (2005). Musical Communication. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Altenmüller, E. (2002). Musik im Kopf. Gehirn & Geist, (1), 18–25.
  • Clift, S., Hancox, G., Morrison, I., & Hess, B. (2007). Choral singing and psychological wellbeing : Findings from English choirs in a cross- national survey using the WHOQOL-BREF. International Symposium on Performance Science, 201–207.
  • Clift, S., & Morrison, I. (2011). Group singing fosters mental health and wellbeing: findings from the East Kent “singing for health” network project. Mental Health & Social Inclusion15(2), 88–97.
  • Edwin, R. (1997). The singing teacher as vocal parent. Journal of Voice11(2), 135–137.
  • Hargreaves, D. J. (2012). Musical imagination: Perception and production, beauty and creativity. Psychology of Music40(5), 539–557.
  • Kirsh, E. R., Van Leer, E., Phero, H. J., Xie, C., & Khosla, S. (2013). Factors associated with singers’ perceptions of choral singing well-being. Journal of Voice27(6), 786.e25-786.e32.
  • Larrouy-Maestri, P., & Morsomme, D. (2014). The effects of stress on singing voice accuracy. Journal of Voice, 28(1), 52-58.
  • Loui, P., Bachorik, J. P., Li, H. C., & Schlaug, G. (2013). Effects of voice on emotional arousal. Frontiers in Psychology4(OCT), 1554–1564.
  • Trollinger, V. L. (2010). The Brain in Singing and Language. General Music Today23(2), 20–23.
  • Weinberger, N. M. (2005). Wie Musik im Gehirn Spielt. Spektrum Der WissenschaftJuni, 30–37.

Info on development  – childhood through adulthood

  • Ashley, M. (2015). Contemporary Choral Work with Boys. Oxford: Compton Publishing Ltd.
  • Crone, E. (2012). Het puberende brein. Over de ontwikkeling van de hersenen in de unieke periode van de adolescentie. (26th ed.). Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Bert Bakker.
  • Hargreaves, D. J. (1986). The Developmental Psychology of Music. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • McPherson, G. E. (2006). The Child as Musician. A handbook of musical development. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Thurman, L., & Welch, G. F. (Eds.). (1997). Bodymind & Voice. Foundations of voice education. Collegeville (Minnesota): the VoiceCare Network
  • Williams, J. (2013). Teaching Singing to Children and Young Adults. Oxford: Compton Publishing Ltd.
  • Barlow, C. A., & Howard, D. M. (2002). Voice source changes of child and adolescent subjects undergoing singing training–a preliminary study. Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Vocology27(2), 66–73.
  • Blatt, I. M. (1983). Training singing children during the phases of voice mutation. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology92(5 I), 462–468.
  • Dejonckere, P. H., Wieneke, G. H., Bloemenkamp, D., & Lebacq, J. (1996). Fo-perturbation and Fo/loudness dynamics in voices of normal children, with and without education in singing. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology35(2), 107–115.
  • Elorriaga, a. (2011). The construction of male gender identity through choir singing at a Spanish secondary school. International Journal of Music Education29(4), 318–332.
  • Fuchs, M., Meuret, S., Geister, D., Pfohl, W., Thiel, S., Dietz, A., & Gelbrich, G. (2008). Empirical Criteria for Establishing a Classification of Singing Activity in Children and Adolescents. Journal of Voice22(6), 649–657.
  • Fuchs, M., Meuret, S., Thiel, S., Täschner, R., Dietz, A., & Gelbrich, G. (2009). Influence of Singing Activity, Age, and Sex on Voice Performance Parameters, on Subjects’ Perception and Use of Their Voice in Childhood and Adolescence. Journal of Voice23(2), 182–189.
  • Hacki, T., & Heitmüller, S. (1999). Development of the child’s voice: Premutation, mutation. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology49(suppl 1), S141–S144.
  • Hargreaves, D. J., Marshall, N. a., & North, A. C. (2003). Music education in the twenty-first century: a psychological perspective. British Journal of Music Education20(2), 147–163.
  • Hopyan, T., Gordon, K. A., Papsin, B. C., & MacDonald, L. (2011). Children with hearing loss learn to enjoy singing through vocal training. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 75(suppl 1), 64.
  • Lopes, L. W., Lima, I. L. B., Azevedo, E. H. M., Lima-Silva, M. F. B. De, Cavalcante, D. P., Almeida, L. N. A. De, & Almeida, A. A. F. De. (2013). Vocal Characteristics during Child Development: Perceptual-Auditory and Acoustic Data. Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica65(3), 143–147.
  • Maerker Garner, A. (2009). Singing and Moving: Teaching Strategies for Audiation in Children. Music Educators Journal, 95(June), 46-50.
  • Mang, E. (2006). The effects of age, gender and language on children’s singing competency. British Journal of Music Education23(02), 161-174.
  • Mecke, A.-C., & Sundberg, J. (2010). Gender differences in children’s singing voices: acoustic analyses and results of a listening test. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America127(5), 3223–3231.
  • Mizener, C. P. (2008). Our Singing Children: Developing Singing Accuracy. General Music Today21(3), 18-24.
  • Pribuisiene, R., Uloza, V., & Kardisiene, V. (2011). Voice characteristics of children aged between 6 and 13 years: impact of age, gender, and vocal training. Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Vocology36(4), 150–5.
  • Schneider, B., Zumtobel, M., Prettenhofer, W., Aichstill, B., & Jocher, W. (2010). Normative Voice Range Profiles in Vocally Trained and Untrained Children Aged Between 7 and 10 Years. Journal of Voice24(2), 153–160.
  • Sergeant, D. C., & Welch, G. F. (2009). Gender Differences in Long-Term Average Spectra of Children’s Singing Voices. Journal of Voice23(3), 319–336.