How High Should Boys Sing?: Gender, Authenticity and Credibility in the Young Male Voice

How High Should Boys Sing?: Gender, Authenticity and Credibility in the Young Male Voice

by Martin Ashley

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781317120841
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/29/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 194
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Martin Ashley is Head of Research in the Faculty of Education at Edge Hill University, near Liverpool. After an early career in sound recording with the BBC, he trained as a middle school music teacher and taught for seventeen years in state and independent middle schools, including a period at a cathedral choir school. He has acted as a consultant for the UK government's National Singing Programme, and for the associated Choir Schools' Association Chorister Outreach Programme. He has recently completed a major project on widening boys' participation in choral singing with the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; The background; Singing as social control of boyhood; The physiology of the young male voice; Subjectivity and agency in the young male voice; Admiration of the boy; A child doing a man's work in a man's world; Angels in the marketplace; We can't sing like men, so we won't sing at all; Ambassadors and mediators; The future; Index.

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