Master of Science (MS)
First Advisor's Name
Dr. Balaji Rangarathnam
First Advisor's Committee Title
Second Advisor's Name
Dr. Angela Medina
Second Advisor's Committee Title
Third Advisor's Name
Dr. Vindhya Khare
Third Advisor's Committee Title
Fourth Advisor's Name
Dr. Helene Fisher
Fourth Advisor's Committee Title
Voice, flow phonation, voice therapy, speech-language pathology, communication, communication sciences and disorders, singers, singing, sing
Date of Defense
This study examined the effects of Flow Phonation Voice Exercises on vocal measures in undergraduate student singers. Whereas these exercises have provided positive outcomes in individuals with vocal hyperfunction, the use of these exercises in potentially enhancing the singing voice has not been explored. A total of 10 participants were randomly assigned into an experimental group (n = 6), that received 5 sessions of the Flow Phonation Voice Exercises across 5 weeks, and a control group (n = 4) which did not receive the treatment. Changes in auditory-perceptual, acoustic, subjective respiratory, quality-of-life and fatigue related measures compared across two groups. Results indicate statistically significant differences in Singing Voice Handicap Index and perceptual singing voice quality and a positive trend toward improvement in Vocal Fatigue Index in the experimental group alone. The results suggest positive outcomes of the use of these exercises. Small sample size and COVID-19 related methodological constraints should be considered while interpreting these results.
Diaz, Jorge A., "Effect of Flow Phonation Voice Exercises on Vocal and Aerodynamic Measures in Undergraduate Student Singers" (2021). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4877.
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