Contemplating Voice: New Approaches to Voice-Based Research, Pedagogy and Art
J. Martin Daughtry Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology Department of Music Faculty of Arts and Science
Brian Gill Assistant Professor of Vocal Performance and Associate Director of Vocal Pedagogy Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Douglas D. Cook Assistant Professor of Engineering, NYU-Abu Dhabi
Description: The Contemplating Voice Research Collaborative is organized around the concept of the human voice and vocal production. The group’s overarching goal will be to set the conditions for the creation of new voice-centered research, pedagogy, and art. The group will take advantage of the large number of faculty and graduate students within and outside the humanities who are currently working on a wide range of issues related to the human voice. The question of wide interdisciplinarity among scholars of voice could not be more timely or acute. Recently, under the leadership of Brian Gill, members of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development; the NYU Langone Medical Center, and the Faculty of Arts and Science have begun active work towards the establishment of a Global Institute of Voice Studies at NYU. One of the primary tasks of this working research group will be to continue this work, and to do so in a way that positions scholars within the humanities, arts, and social sciences as equally-vested partners in a collaborative relationship with the scientists, medical personnel, and vocal coaches who will be working on vocal habilitation and rehabilitation and empirical research.