Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts and Music

Degree Discipline



Dealing with adolescent voices has been a problem of the music teacher for a number of years. However, more teachers have become involved with the problem of adolescent voices as a result of increased participation of students in the music program. Therefore, in order to successfully train adolescent voices, the instructor must be prepared in the proper methods. Moreover, he should select only that music which is especially suited to adolescent voices.

The purpose of this study was: (1) to identify problems involved in teaching the changed, and changing adolescent voices, and (2) to seek workable solutions for training these voices.

Specifically, this study sought answers to the following questions: 1. What methods are suggested by the selected authors for training the changing adolescent voices? 2. What methods are suggested for training the changed adolescent voice?

This study was limited to the following : 1. Adolescent voices of boys and girls between 11 and 15 years. 2. Information as suggested by five authorities on music in the junior high school who included information pertaining to training adolescent voices. 3. One article from a magazine which the writer found significant to the study. 4. Classroom observations conducted in one selected junior high school. a. Observations were conducted in grades six and seven. c. Observations were conducted for one semester (consisting of four and one-half months).

Committee Chair/Advisor

Robert A. Henry


Prairie View A&M College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View




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