The Female Singing Voice: Perceived Changes During the Menstrual Cycle

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Thesis for a partial fulfillment for the Master of Music Education in the Department of Music, Theater, & Dance.

Abstract

A study of perceived changes that may occur to the voice within the menstrual cycle The study examines factors that may affect women's voices and examines if there is a change occurring in the female singing voice during the premenstrual phase of the menstrual cycle. Journals and questionnaires of premenstrual vocal and physiological symptoms of seven female voice students were used during two menstrual cycles. Vocal Teacher journals were also used to see if relationships could be found. The median score for various variables were calculated to produce graphs for visual comparison looking for relationships between days of the menstrual cycle, physiological symptoms, and vocal symptoms. The results of this study showed that there was no change to the female singing voice within the menstrual cycle.

Publication Date

2010

Publisher

Digital Initiatives Press: Rhode Island College

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Providence

Keywords

menstrual cycle, singing, vocals, vocal instruction

Disciplines

Music Pedagogy | Music Performance

The Female Singing Voice: Perceived Changes During the Menstrual Cycle

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