Ottumwa, IA (Vocus) May 6, 2010
From the brilliant thoughts of author Pearl Shinn Wormhoudt comes a new book entitled With a Song in My Psyche. Released through Xlibris, this engaging volume that looks into the art and essence of singing is designed to guide budding singers and singing teachers in their quest for greater artistry and excellence.
With a Song in My Psyche analyzes the psychology and teaching of singing. It describes the musical brain, the singer's mind/body interaction, the crucial early musical development, the adolescent singer, gender factors, psychology of performance, and the psychological basis for attaining greater artistry. It explores a number of psychologically motivated factors that lead either to poor singing or to excellent, healthy singing: personality, temperament, managing the singer's lifestyle, building a character, perfectionism, performance anxiety, motivation, memorizing, breathing, stage movement, body messages, timing, musical and poetic meanings, self-image, confidence, concentration, consistency, and creativity.
The exceptional insights of this educational book will certainly help up-and-coming singers and singing teachers develop their full potential as artists and as mentors to aspiring talents, respectively. For more information on With a Song in My Psyche, please log on to xlibris.com.
About the Author
Pearl Shinn Wormhoudt, Professor Emerita at William Penn University, and Honorary Life Member National Association of Teachers of Singing, has spent her life in the arts, as a singer, teacher of singers, and teacher of teachers of singers. In New York, she studied voice with Paola Novikova, teacher of international singers. Studies and some teaching in sculpture, ceramics, design, drama, dance, and a Columbia University M.A. gave her a broad feeling for the psychology of performance and creativity. She has been teaching voice and studying its psychology for over forty years. Wormhoudt can be reached through firstname.lastname@example.org.
With a Song in My Psyche * by Pearl Shinn Wormhoudt
On the Psychology of Singing and Teaching Singing
Publication Date: April 30, 2002
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 202 pages; 978-1-4010-4094-9
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 202 pages; 978-1-4010-4095-6
Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7479. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7876.