This engaging new collection of essays is the first book to look at the art of singing in its totality. Written in a lively, 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 technique, style and interpretation, professional preparation, and vocal pedagogythe book's structure is such that the reader may pick and choose as personal interests and needs dictate. Containing information found nowhere else, including original research on the mechanics of voice, this book collects in one volume everything that renowned instructor and singer Richard Miller considers essential to the art of vocal performance. Incorporating a number of pieces from Miller's popular sotto voce column in the Journal of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, many of them revised, as well as many newly written essays, the volume highlights Miller's belief that vocal technique and performance artistry cannot be separated. To anyone seeking that elusive state of vocal freedom, whether as a singer or instructor of singers, and to anyone else interested in voice, vocal technique, or vocal performance, On the Art of Singing will prove an indispensable guide.