Dr. Tiffany Bostic-Brown
Affiliation: University of North Alabama
Presentation: Interest Session
Title: Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle: resources and ideas for pronunciation, comprehension, and memorization of sung texts
Abstract: Singers sing words—the only “instrument” that does. Text is not ADDED to our music: the text IS the music! The participant will discover resources and ideas to make texted music real, relevant, and powerful to singers and their audiences. Strategies for instruction of diction, comprehension, and memorization of the major singing languages will be covered, with representative works and resources provided.
Biography: Tiffany Bostic-Brown currently serves on the faculty at the University of North Alabama as Assistant Professor of Voice and Opera Theater Stage Director. She was awarded a Bachelor of Music degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees with emphasis in Vocal Performance and Music History from Louisiana State University. She also serves at Vice President for the non-profit Walk with Me Foundation, Inc., and maintains an active career as a soprano soloist throughout the region and nationally.