Kolokytha, Olga . Artistic Development of Young Professional Singers. 2013. Institute for Music Sociology, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
This book is part of an interdisciplinary research on artistic development from a cultural institutions studies perspective. The main questions answered are what artistic development is perceived to be and if and how it is practiced by opera organizations with particular emphasis to Young Artist’s Programmes. The book also identifies associated issues, stresses the importance of artistic development and offers reasons to support initiatives aimed at young professional artists. Among the issues discussed are taste, creative process, performance and skills, singer’s careers and the changing job description and role of artists. The book’s contribution to scientific knowledge is a comprehensive discussion on artistic development from a holistic point of view, with insights from areas such as aesthetics, musicology, performance studies, cultural studies, human resource management, cultural economics and cultural policy and management. The main findings can have a practical use in various areas such as University curricula, training and development programmes, opera houses’ policy and in the artistic profession in general.