The Performer's Voice
Michael S. Benninger, Thomas Murry, Michael M. Johns, III
Details: 463 pages, Full Color, Hardcover, 8.5" x 11"
© 2016 | Available
The Performer's Voice, Second Edition presents a comprehensive approach to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of voice disorders as well as up-to-date voice care and injury prevention information--specifically related to actors, singers, and other voice professionals. This second edition is completely updated with six new chapters and contributions from leading voice professionals.
Written in an accessible, straightforward style, The Performer's Voice, Second Edition appeals to medical professionals, vocal coaches, and professional performers. This text not only serves as an effective resource for practitioners and clinicians who provide state-of-the-art treatment to voice professionals, but also provides professional vocalists and coaches with insight into what to look for when seeking treatment.
The authors have dedicated their careers to voice disorders and prevention of voice injury as well as education and research to advance the science and art of voice care. The diversity of authors' backgrounds supports the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in the care of voice disorders.
"...This second edition contains updated chapters along with new chapters making it one of the most comprehensive books of its type. It provides a strong foundation in the understanding of the voice for singers, actors, teachers of singing and speech, and teachers of vocal pedagogy in colleges and universities....This excellent resource, along with Robert Sataloff's Vocal Health and Pedagogy and Anthony Jahn's The Singers Guide to Complete Health, will surely help expand the multidisciplinary interests on the care and treatment of the performers voice. It is a welcome addition to my reading and resource lists for courses in graduate voice pedagogy, voice science and voice disorders."
—Christopher Arneson, DMA - Vocologist, Singing Voice Specialist, Westminster Choir College, in the Journal of Singing (November 2015)
"The editors of this 450-page book are amongst the most respected laryngologists in the world, with a vast amount of experience between them. It is therefore no surprise that they have put together a very comprehensive and well thought-out book. Many of the chapter authors are also themselves internationally renowned, and disciplines represented include ENT, speech therapy, psychology, singing teaching and performing...There are several chapters that are particularly useful for the laryngologist who is not a performer himself or herself: in particular, the chapter on performance anxiety gives a fascinating insight into the psychology of performing, and offers a glimpse into psychotherapeutic techniques that can be helpful. Two chapters on the acute assessment of professional singers give some assistance when confronted with a singer who is unsure as to whether they can perform. The final section, on medico-legal issues, is a welcome (if slightly alarming) reminder that not all of our patients are happy with their outcomes..."
—Declan Costello, MA, MBBS, FRCS(ORL-HNS), Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK, ENT & Audiology News (2016)
"While this book displays an appropriate collection of illustrations, its content format remains nonetheless decisively anchored in prose, which allows for in-depth development of concepts not easily found in traditional medical textbooks. With a deliberate focus on vocology and all the associated facets that make the care of the performing voice an art rather than just a science, this book will be a useful complement to the library of the aspiring laryngologist, phoniatrician, or voice therapist contemplating the commitment of a part of their practice to the care of performers. It will also provide most otolaryngologists, speech-language pathologists, and non-physician voice specialists with a valuable introduction to professional voice management."
—Babak Sadoughi, MD, FACS, New York, New York, USA, in the Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology (June 2016)
"Named to Doody's Core Titles in the Health Sciences - Otolaryngology 2018 list."
—Doody's (May 2018)
Part I. Overview
Chapter 1. Introduction
- Michael S. Benninger and Thomas Murry
Chapter 2. Music and the Brain
- Iva Fattorini, Neil Cherian, and Lisa M. Gallagher
Chapter 3. History of Professional Voice Care
- Gayle E. Woodson
Chapter 4. Anatomy of the Vocal Mechanism: Structure of the Voice
- Nicolas E. Maragos
Chapter 5. Physiology of Voice Production: How Does the Voice Work?
- Jack Jiang
Chapter 6. Normal Voice Maturation: Hormones and Age
- Jean Abitbol
Chapter 7. The Pediatric Voice
- Gillian R. Diercks and Christopher J. Hartnick
Chapter 8. The Aging Voice
- Chad Whited, Jarrod Keeler, Leda Scearce, and Seth Cohen
Chapter 9. Artistic Vocal Styles and Techniques
- Sharon L. Radionoff
Part II. Diagnostics
Chapter 10. Case History, Interview, and Voice Handicap Assessment
- Thomas Murry and Michael S. Benninger
Chapter 11. Examination of the Singer
- Peak Woo
Chapter 12. Aerodynamic and Acoustic Voice Measurements
- Philippe H. DeJonckere
Chapter 13. Perceptual Attributes and Assessment of the Singer's Voice
- Rahul Shrivastav and Judith M. Wingate
Chapter 14. Reflux and the Performer's Voice
- Albert L. Merati
Chapter 15. Acute Assessment of Professional Singers
- Josef Schlömicher-Thier and Matthias Weikert
Part III. Medical Treatments
Chapter 16. Medications: The Positive and Negative Impact on Voice
- Kelsey Stamnes, Tanya K. Meyer, David M. Alessi, and Audrey Crummey
Chapter 17. Complementary and Alternative Medications and Techniques
- Michael D. Seidman
Chapter 18. Vocal Emergencies
- Joseph P. Bradley and Adam M. Klein
Chapter 19. Medical Problems in Performers
- Laura H. Swibel Rosenthal
Part IV. Behavioral Treatments
Chapter 20. Training and Teaching the Singer
- William D. Riley and Linda M. Carroll
Chapter 21. Voice Therapy for Benign Vocal Fold Lesions and Scar in Singers and Actors
- Mara Behlau and Thomas Murry
Chapter 22. The Alexander Technique and Other Strategies for Dealing With Vocal Tension
- Janet Madelle Feindel
Chapter 23. Treatment of Injured Singers and Professional Speakers: The Singer/Actor, Singer/Dancer, and Singer/Musician
- Jeannette L. LoVetri
Chapter 24: Performance Anxiety: Identification, Assessment, and Treatment
- Philip J. Lanzisera
Part V. When Surgical Treatment is Necessary
Chapter 25. Surgical Anatomy, Planning, and Consent
- Michael S. Benninger
Chapter 26. Microlaryngoscopic Procedures and Operations
- Seth H. Dailey and Charles N. Ford
Chapter 27. Office-Based Procedures in Performers and Other Vocal Professionals
- Paul C. Bryson
Chapter 28. Surgery (Nonlaryngeal) for the Professional Vocalist
- Glendon M. Gardner and William G. Young
Chapter 29. Postoperative Voice Care of the Singer
- Robert H. Ossoff and Thomas F. Cleveland
Part VI. Building a Professional Voice Practice
Chapter 30. The Professional Voice Practice
- Robert T. Sataloff and Claudio F. Milstein
Chapter 31. Medical-Legal Implications of Professional Voice Care
- Robert T. Sataloff and Michael S. Benninger
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