John Harger Stewart

Private vocal instruction, New York City
May 30, 2017
Some Notes on Functional Voice Training

Core versus periphery Periphery I define this as everything you can see a singer doing: breathing, posture, mouth movements, tongue, and exterior of the neck. Of course, posture and breathing must be attended to and corrected, but may not address unseen aspects of constriction. Mouth movements should be minimized; mouth only opening up and down, […]

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August 10, 2014
Blog 1. How to listen to voices

Not long ago I was judging the Met Auditions in Chicago when some of the local sponsors asked me how I could tell what I liked and didn’t like. This inspired me to draw up a list of relatively objective vocal qualities one could listen for. Some are more objective than others, and all do […]

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