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Alviani provides insight to Voiceworks
Dr. Henry Alviani, associate professor of music and director of choirs at Clarion University, concluded the 2007-08 Clarion University Faculty Author Seminar Series with a presentation about his book, "Voiceworks: A æHow-ToÆ OwnerÆs Manual for Vocal Students and Teachers."

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Alviani explained that the concept of the manual came from his visits with high school students, many of whom did not plan to major in music at college, but who wanted to continue to be active in choral music throughout their lives. He decided to write directions that would link his three passions û music, sports, and mechanics û to provide instruction in how to accomplish this goal.
In the book, Alviani includes chapters on instruction in: posture, breathing, the vocal cords, tone, vowels, constantans, intonation, and phrasing. In each of these chapters, he provides analogies to sports, auto mechanics, and many other common activities from life. This includes information on creating a team concept for vocal performances.
Alviani explained that it took him only a few days to write "Voiceworks." Alfred Publishing Company Inc., the publisher had him add a glossary and list of key phrases. The publisher also added a diagram of the respiratory system.
Alviani has taught at Clarion University since 2003. He received his B.B.A at Loyola University of Los Angeles, Calif.; B.A from Mount St. MaryÆs College, Los Angeles, Calif.; M.M. in choral conducting from California State University-Fullerton; and D.M.A in choral music from Arizona State University.
The focus of the Faculty Author Seminar Series is to establish a forum to share scholarly activities with the university campus community and to provide the opportunity to foster collegial relationships among different academic disciplines.
The Faculty Senate Faculty Affairs Committee and University Libraries host the Faculty Author Seminar Series. A Clarion University-Wide Faculty Development Committee Presidential Advancement Award provides the funding for the series from 2007-10.