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Research about the middle school voice

Hello! I'm at the beginning of a research paper about middle school voices/choirs.  I'm not sure where I want to go with this project, and I'm having a hard time finding sources to help me get started.  Does anyone have a particular book, journal, etc concerning this age that you found particularly helpful? 
Thank you!
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on January 20, 2014 8:35am
I have two pdf's (powerpoint presentations) that will give you excellent ideas about working with the boy's changing voice and the girls' changing voice.
Working with the Boy's Changing Voice--Something Old, Something New is drawn from my (Terry Barham) book, Strategies for Teaching Junior High and Middle School Male Singers--Master Teachers Speak (Santa Barbara Music,
Girls' Changing Voices--It's No Mystery is from Lynne Gackle's dissertation and her Choral Journal article of 1991. Her book is Working With Ophelia's Voice. . . .  It is outstanding!

If you want a copy of these two pdf's, I'd be happy to send you (or anyone else) copies.  Check your college library for these two sources. 

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on January 20, 2014 10:16am
Terry, I would love to get a copy of your resources for young male voices.  I am working with some 7th grade boys right now who are really struggling with "which voice to sing in"!
Let me know how I can get these, or you can email.
Ben Gonzales
on January 20, 2014 6:41pm
Lynne Gackle's research about the female changing voice is great. John Cooksey and Henry Leck have done extensive work with male changing voice.
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on June 8, 2014 2:31pm
Hi Terry,
I would love to have a copy of both pdfs, for male and female voices. I'm about to begin my first year of teaching middle school and am looking for great resources concerning voicing. My email is: 
Thank you so much,
Mallory Fanara
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on June 9, 2014 5:31am
Please send these my way as well.  Thank you!
Jean Enyeart
on June 9, 2014 5:56am
Please send me these PDF's if you would. Thanks you so much for this.
JL Haxton
on June 9, 2014 5:56am
I would love the pdf's too!
on June 9, 2014 6:56am
I would also love to have a copy as well.  I teach 200+ middle schoolers daily in beautiful Montana.  Thanks!
email is:
Thanks for sharing!!
Tracy Snipstead
Kalispell Middle School
Kalispell, Montana
on July 30, 2014 1:34am
I would love to have a copy of both pdf files - thank you so much! We are starting a new vocal program this fall and I'm sure the information will be invaluable!
~~ Connie Sandoz
on August 18, 2014 6:26am
Please send me your email address so I can attach the pdf files about the boys' and girls' changing voices easily.   Send it to me at
on August 18, 2014 7:24am
I'm happy to send you the pdf's -- working with boys' changing voices and girls' changing voices.  Please send me your email so I can do it easily.  Email me at
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