Fewer Adolescent Sopranos?
Date: October 14, 2015
In the past four years I've been teaching high school choir in the NW I've noticed a signifigant drop off in the amount of young women who are comfortable and confident singing in the soprano register. Most of my incomming students (who usually have little or no experience) only want to sing alto even if their range is sufficient to sing soprano. Even in young women who are comfortable singing soprano there seems to be a declining lack of confidence to project even at the top half of the staff. Has anyone else noticed a similar trend and could this have to do with the prevelance of lower, alto voices heard in popular music? Also, is social media perhaps affecting the overall confidence level of adolescent singers? A few of my district colleagues have noticed it too, just wondered if anyone else has experienced this and what they've done about it. Thank you!
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