Date of Award
Doctor of Musical Arts
Miriam Van Mersbergen
Hormonal challenges and physical encumbrances tax a womans body during pregnancy. If that woman is a vocalist, these changes will affect her ability to sing. Assumptions exist about what can happen to a womans voice during pregnancy, but these assumptions are based on theoretical predictions of what happens to the voice during pregnancy. This investigation aimed to gain information on what women were told about the effects of pregnancy on the voice in comparison to what they actually experienced. An anonymous mixed-method survey was distributed to 321 professional women singers; results will be discussed.
Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to ProQuest
Harper, Sarah Elizabeth, "Pregnancy and the Voice: Surveying Effects from the Singer's Perspective" (2019). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2576.