James Richard Joiner is Professor of Voice and Choral Music and Chair of the Department of Music at Mississippi College. He has published articles in the Journal of Research in Singing, The National Association of Teachers of Singing Journal, and The Church Musician.
Joiner's English translation of Battaille's treatises is a major contribution. * Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association * Much more than a translation, this book is an important historical document as well...Joiner provides valuable context for early voice research in France. No serious collection of vocal pedagogy and voice science books can afford to be without this significant contribution. * Journal of Singing * A study of Battaille's contributions to French vocal science and vocal teaching in the last half of the 19th century...Includes musical examples and drawings of his dissections, which were included in his original volumes. * Reference and Research Book News *