Researcher

Tracy has completed a PhD in music theatre voice through the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney. She has been publishing findings from her research in prestigious journals throughout her candidature. A pdf copy of the thesis is available on request.

Most recently, a paper that she co-authored with Dr Maeva Garnier has been published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

Academic Publications and presentations

Book Chapters

  • Bourne, T., Garnier, M., and Kenny, D. (2010). “Music Theatre Voice: Production, physiology and pedagogy,” in Perspectives on Teaching Singing: Australian Vocal Pedagogues Sing Their Stories, edited by S. Harrison (Australian Academic Press, Brisbane).

Journal Articles

  • Bourne, T., Garnier, M., Samson, A., (2016) “Physiological and Acoustic Characteristics of the Male Music Theatre Voice,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 140, 610-621.
    • PDF copy Copyright (2016) Acoustical Society of America. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the Acoustical Society of America.
  • Bourne, T., and Kenny, D. T. (2016). “Vocal Qualities in Music Theater Voice: Perceptions of Expert Pedagogues,” Journal of Voice 30(1), 128.e1-128.e12.
  • Bourne, T., Garnier, M., (2012) “Physiological and Acoustic Characteristics of the Female Music Theatre Voice” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 131, 1586-1594.
    • PDF copy Copyright (2012) Acoustical Society of America. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the Acoustical Society of America.
  • Bourne, T., Garnier, M., and Kenny, D. (2011). “Music Theatre Voice: Production, Physiology and Pedagogy,” Journal of Singing 67, 437-444.
  • Bourne, T. (2004) “Sing with your Body, not your Head: improving the quality of vocal sound through acting and movement skills,” Australian Voice 10, 20-23.

Conference Papers

  • Bourne, T., and Garnier, M. (2010). “Physiological and Acoustic Characteristics of the Female Music Theatre Voice in ‘belt’ and ‘legit’ qualities,” in International Symposium on Music Acoustics (Associated Meeting of the International Conference on Acoustics) (Sydney and Katoomba, Australia), pp. 1-5. Bourne T. and Garnier, M., Proceedings of ISMA, (Aug 26-31, 2010)

Conference Presentations

  • Bourne, T., Garnier, M. (2011) “Physiological and acoustic characteristics of the male music theatre voice” at the 9th Pan European Voice Conference (Marseille, France)
  • Bourne, T., Garnier, M. (2010) “Physiological and acoustic comparison of four qualities used in the female Music Theatre voice” at the 5th International Conference on the Physiology and Acoustics of Singing, (Stockholm, Sweden). The paper was presented by Maëva Garnier.
  • Bourne, T., (2008), “Perceptual descriptions of legit and belt voice qualities in music theatre” at the Musicological Society Australia (MSA) conference (Melbourne, Victoria).
  • Bourne, T. (2008), “Perceptual descriptions of legit and belt voice qualities in music theatre” at the University of Ballarat research conference (Ballarat, Victoria). I was awarded ‘best oral presentation’.
  • Bourne, T., and Kenny, D. (2008). “Perceptual descriptions of legit and belt voice qualities in music theatre” at the Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing (ANATS): Sing into Spring (Perth, WA).
  • Bourne, T. and Kenny, D. (2007), “Perceptual descriptions of legit and belt voice qualities in music theatre” at the International Conference on Music Communication Science Summerfest (Sydney, UNSW).
  • Bourne, T. (2007), “The intimate spectacular: telling the truth in music theatre”, at the Australasian Association for Theatre Drama and Performance Studies (ADSA) conference (Melbourne, Victoria).
  • Bourne, T. (2006), “Get ready, Get set …: ‘Flow’ in sport as a model for enhancing vocal performance” at the Australian National Association for Teachers of Singing (ANATS) (Canberra, ACT).

Research Grants

  • $3000 from Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (University of Sydney) to cover costs for attending and presenting at PEVOC international conference (2011).
  • $3000 from PRSS (USyd) to cover costs for attending and presenting at ICVT international conference (2009).
  • $10,000 internal UB research grant to support costs associated with researching and publishing my PhD research.
  • $5000 from internal Arts Academy (UB) research fund towards overseas study program (2000).