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Biography

A/Prof Diane Hughes is a researcher and lecturer in Vocal Studies and Music at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Her research areas include the singing voice, vocal health for singers, vocal pedagogy, film and sound, recording practices, songwriting, the music industries, and popular music and song. She is co-author of The New Music Industries: Disruption and Discovery (Hughes, Evans, Morrow & Keith, 2016, Palgrave Macmillan) and is the immediate past-president of the Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing Ltd. She is an advocate for music education and for voice studies in school education.

Research interests

Research interests include vocal artistry, vocal pedagogy, contemporary singing, recording and producing, performance, songwriting, cultural musicology, industry practices and popular culture musics.

External positions

National Vice President, Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing Ltd

10 Dec 2017 → …

National President, Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing Ltd

17 Nov 201310 Dec 2017

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Projects 2010 2019

Research Outputs 2008 2019

Aspirations, considerations and processes: songwriting in and for music education

Hughes, D. & Keith, S., 1 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Popular Music Education. 3, 1, p. 87–103 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

music lessons
song
student
educator
ability

Communicating artistic integrity: collaborative production in recording processes

Hughes, D. & Evans, M., 2018, In : Australian voice. 19, p. 15-21 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

integrity
recording
producer
aesthetics
artist

Toward defining "vocal constriction": practitioner perspectives

Lemon-McMahon, B. & Hughes, D., Jan 2018, In : Journal of Voice. 32, 1, p. 70-78 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Singing
Constriction
Research
Terminology
Vocabulary

4 steps to forming a band and getting out there!

Hughes, D., 20 Sep 2017, Voice Council Magazine.

Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteArticleResearch

Open Access

4 ways to develop your unique sound

Hughes, D., 27 Sep 2017, Voice Council Magazine.

Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteArticleResearch

Open Access

Prizes

singing
teacher
profession
commitment
Teaching

Professional Teachers' Council NSW Award

Diane Hughes (Recipient), 25 Nov 2014

Prize: Honorary award

teacher