The Versatile Vocalist: An Exploration of Personal Artistry and the Creation of a Well-Rounded Musician
This paper overviews the compositional process of myself as a vocalist and trumpet player navigating between contemporary and classical music and aiming to find an identity amidst these differences. The main question that is answered throughout the project is: “how can I redefine what it means to be a well-rounded singer?” With character research, a new set of performing musician standards, and an in-depth detailed process of six compositions, this paper reflects my journey as I attempt to answer the question and make myself more well-rounded. By analyzing both my own compositions and the common characteristics that great musicians share, I can find my identity by identifying both my compositions and my strengths and weaknesses, allowing me to create an identity that acknowledges growth and fluidity.
Valencia (Spain) Campus
identity; vocalist; portfolio; education; composition; songwriting; trumpet
Martinson, Sarah. “The Versatile Vocalist: An Exploration of Personal Artistry and the Creation of a Well-Rounded Musician.” Master's thesis, Berklee College of Music, 2018. https://remix.berklee.edu/graduate-studies-contemporary-performance/129.