This is part 2 in a three-part series about some of the things that influence how we think about ourselves and what we do in the arts. If you are interested in reading part 1, it can be found on the Ethics tab, titled “The Things that Influence Us: Our Market Society” Stories are powerful.
Vocal technique isn’t moral. When you first think about it, this statement probably sounds ridiculous. Of course technique isn’t moral! How you sing a high note may be aesthetically pleasing or off-putting, or it might be harder for you to do than the soprano next to you, but how you make that high C come out