Of all of the performance arts, that of singing is the most complex and its preparation and practice the most fraught with controversy. Teachers argue over the best method, and students often move from teacher to teacher in search of the ultimate vocal style. Technique is only one aspect of the singer's art, however. Considerations of musical and performance style, career development, and long-term vocal health are also vital to the successful singer. This exciting new collection of essays is the first book to look at the art of singing in its totality. Written in a direct, non-technical style, On the Art of Singing is a comprehensive manual that deals with all aspects of singing, from the physiology and acoustics of the singing voice to career building. Divided into four main sections--vocal pedagogy, style and interpretation, professional preparation, and vocal technique, the book is structured such that the reader may pick and choose as personal interests and need dictate. Written by a master singer and instructor well known for his work on the scientific aspects of singing, On the Art of Singing is essential reading for everyone involved in singing of the art and technique of the voice.