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1. -0629-1537. “STAR CROSS’D LOVERS:” WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, HARRIET SMITHSON AND HECTOR BERLIOZ,AND THE CONUNDRUM OF ROMÉO ET JULIETTE.

Degree: Music, Moores School of, 2015, University of Houston

Harriet Smithson began her theatrical career as a mediocre Irish actress seeking success in England. Ironically, she received stardom in Paris during an 1827 season of Shakespeare presented by a British troupe. During these performances, Smithson transformed her perceived weakness in recitation and singing into a successful performance of physical expressiveness and naturalism. Hector Berlioz was one of the many leaders of the Romantic Movement to witness Smithson’s portrayal of Ophelia in Hamlet and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet. Berlioz became obsessed with Smithson and composed the Symphonie fantastique with her as the inspiration for his “idée fixe.” Berlioz married Smithson six years later; however, the marriage proved to be unhappy, inspiring Berlioz to compose Roméo et Juliette. Roméo et Juliette, misunderstood from its first performances as a literal reference to Shakespeare’s play, is an expression of Berlioz’s delusions of himself as Romeo and Smithson as his Juliet. It is through the portrayal of himself and Smithson in the guise of Romeo and Juliet that Berlioz is able to remember the intensity of their early love, and mourn the death of their romantic relationship. Four sections from Roméo et Juliette are analyzed and interpreted as a personal portrayal of the ultimately tragic Berlioz-Smithson romance. A survey of the many revolutionary techniques employed by Berlioz and the influence of Roméo et Juliette on the development of music is examined. Advisors/Committee Members: Sonnenberg, Melanie (advisor), Davis, Andrew (committee member), Ross, Buck (committee member), Evans, Joseph (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Hector Berlioz; Harriet Smithson; Romeo et Juliette; William Shakespeare; Romeo and Juliet; Program Music

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APA (6th Edition):

-0629-1537. (2015). “STAR CROSS’D LOVERS:” WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, HARRIET SMITHSON AND HECTOR BERLIOZ,AND THE CONUNDRUM OF ROMÉO ET JULIETTE. (Thesis). University of Houston. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10657/1556

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

-0629-1537. ““STAR CROSS’D LOVERS:” WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, HARRIET SMITHSON AND HECTOR BERLIOZ,AND THE CONUNDRUM OF ROMÉO ET JULIETTE.” 2015. Thesis, University of Houston. Accessed March 22, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10657/1556.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

-0629-1537. ““STAR CROSS’D LOVERS:” WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, HARRIET SMITHSON AND HECTOR BERLIOZ,AND THE CONUNDRUM OF ROMÉO ET JULIETTE.” 2015. Web. 22 Mar 2019.

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Vancouver:

-0629-1537. “STAR CROSS’D LOVERS:” WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, HARRIET SMITHSON AND HECTOR BERLIOZ,AND THE CONUNDRUM OF ROMÉO ET JULIETTE. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Houston; 2015. [cited 2019 Mar 22]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10657/1556.

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Council of Science Editors:

-0629-1537. “STAR CROSS’D LOVERS:” WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, HARRIET SMITHSON AND HECTOR BERLIOZ,AND THE CONUNDRUM OF ROMÉO ET JULIETTE. [Thesis]. University of Houston; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10657/1556

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2. Dickson, Marion K. R. Acoustic and Aerodynamic Impacts of Pregnancy on the Classically Trained Soprano Voice.

Degree: Music, Moores School of, 2014, University of Houston

Questions surrounding the unknown can often encroach on a woman’s psyche as she considers how life can change when pregnancy occurs. Enquiries based on the changing body often arise; for the classical singer, whose body also serves as a keenly trained instrument, these enquiries become more specific. Questions regarding pregnancy and the professional singer include: how might the vocal range change; will the vibrato rate change, and if so, might that affect pitch accuracy; how may agility be compromised; might maximum phonation time be altered, if at all; how might the respiration process be compromised as the gestation period increases; and how may the duration of energy change when considering general vocal and physical activity in performance? Anecdotal claims on the impact of pregnancy on the professionally trained classical singing voice may affect whether or not a professional singer chooses to bear children. Through providing additional data to the currently limited amount of information on the topic, this study hopes to aid those interested in familial life while maintaining a professional classical singing career. The introduction will provide background information that includes a physiological overview of the process of singing. This will aid in the comprehension of the study that will follow in chapter three, and will define important physiological aspects of the respiratory and phonatory process. Beginning with respiration, discussion begins with breathing to sustain life, and continues to explore respiration in regards to the various levels of speech, singing, and singing during pregnancy. Phonation aspects are surveyed, including laryngeal valving, subglottal pressure, and phonatory threshold pressure. The overview of acoustics includes material concerning agility, range, and perturbation values. As the topic of singing and pregnancy has recently begun to arise as a point of investigation in professional literature, the first chapter will also include a brief survey of currently available data. To gain a more complete understanding of the function of the voice during pregnancy, a brief overview on hormonal influences on the voice during pregnancy, as well as typical physiological experiences associated with pregnancy, will first be explored. Next, to introduce pregnancy and the relationship to the voice, the article “Effect of Pregnancy on the Speaking Voice,” found in the Journal of Voice, Volume 23, in 2009, will be surveyed. The main topics of three published case studies that focused on singers during the third trimester of pregnancy will be discussed. These studies provide an excellent point of comparison to the current study, and offer great insight to voice professionals who are interested in learning more about gravidity and its effects on the singing voice. The current study seeks to provide additional insight about the impact of pregnancy on classical singers. After a description of the participant, followed by an exploration of the study’s methods and materials, the data… Advisors/Committee Members: Clayton, Cynthia (advisor), Davis, Andrew (committee member), Evans, Joseph (committee member), McHenry, Monica (committee member), Sonnenberg, Melanie (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Voice; Pregnancy; Vocal Health

…study and all my endeavors during my tenure at the University of Houston. Your encouragement… 

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APA (6th Edition):

Dickson, M. K. R. (2014). Acoustic and Aerodynamic Impacts of Pregnancy on the Classically Trained Soprano Voice. (Thesis). University of Houston. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10657/696

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Dickson, Marion K R. “Acoustic and Aerodynamic Impacts of Pregnancy on the Classically Trained Soprano Voice.” 2014. Thesis, University of Houston. Accessed March 22, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10657/696.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Dickson, Marion K R. “Acoustic and Aerodynamic Impacts of Pregnancy on the Classically Trained Soprano Voice.” 2014. Web. 22 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Dickson MKR. Acoustic and Aerodynamic Impacts of Pregnancy on the Classically Trained Soprano Voice. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Houston; 2014. [cited 2019 Mar 22]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10657/696.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Dickson MKR. Acoustic and Aerodynamic Impacts of Pregnancy on the Classically Trained Soprano Voice. [Thesis]. University of Houston; 2014. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10657/696

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University of Houston

3. Rodriguez, James Diderot. The Applicability of Russian Art Song on the Developing Male Voice.

Degree: Music, Moores School of, University of Houston

This essay offers insight into the efficacy of using Russian repertoire to help develop bass, bass-baritone, and baritone voices. The first section addresses the physiology of the male voice, the challenges of the Russian language, and a rubric for selecting appropriate repertoire. The second section applies the proposed rubric to analyze selected works. By having a basic understanding of the framework of the laryngeal anatomy (presented through diagrams of the major cartilages and muscles) as it relates to pitch, a voice instructor can select repertoire that both reinforces technical ideas and challenges the student to study new repertoire, such as Russian music. One of the greatest challenges of singing in Russian is the Cyrillic alphabet. With thirty-three letters and ten vowel sounds, it requires the production of sounds not found in other languages. Despite these difficulties, the demand for Russian repertoire in professional and academic settings has increased. This is largely because more resources are available to provide translations, transliterations, and pronunciation guides. With a plethora of repertoire to choose from, the works of three leading voice pedagogues (James McKinney, Richard Miller, and Clifton Ware) were consulted to create a rubric in order to assist teachers and students alike in choosing appropriate repertoire. The methodology considers the analysis of range, timbre, tessitura, passaggio, accompaniment, and language to selected works by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Modest Mussorgsky, and Sergei Rachmaninoff. Four songs by each composer were chosen to suggest repertoire for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. Songs with a range of less than an octave and a half, limited text, and accompaniments that aurally support the singer, are recommended for an undergraduate student. Songs appropriate for graduate and doctoral students feature a range of less than two octaves, longer texts, and accompaniments that behave more independently from the vocal line. Although this essay focuses on Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, and Rachmaninoff, the rubric could be used to study the works of other prominent Russian composers (Glinka, Balakirev, Borodin, Cui, and Shostakovich) as well as other Slavic languages such as Czech, Polish, and Bulgarian. Advisors/Committee Members: Durrani, Aaminah O. (advisor), Evans, Joseph (committee member), Ross, Buck (committee member), Sonnenberg, Melanie (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Russian; Baritone; Bass-Baritone; Bass; Tchaikovsky; Mussorgsky; Rachmaninoff; Cyrillic; Art Song

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APA (6th Edition):

Rodriguez, J. D. (n.d.). The Applicability of Russian Art Song on the Developing Male Voice. (Thesis). University of Houston. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10657/2637

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Rodriguez, James Diderot. “The Applicability of Russian Art Song on the Developing Male Voice.” Thesis, University of Houston. Accessed March 22, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10657/2637.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Rodriguez, James Diderot. “The Applicability of Russian Art Song on the Developing Male Voice.” Web. 22 Mar 2019.

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Vancouver:

Rodriguez JD. The Applicability of Russian Art Song on the Developing Male Voice. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Houston; [cited 2019 Mar 22]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10657/2637.

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Council of Science Editors:

Rodriguez JD. The Applicability of Russian Art Song on the Developing Male Voice. [Thesis]. University of Houston; Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10657/2637

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation
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