Research areas :
- Systematic study of the human voice ;
- Communication aptitude based on vocal gesture ;
- Gesture and temporality ;
- Modalities of the transmission and learning processes of the voice and by the voice ;
- Studies of the psycho-dynamics underlying the learning processes of singing;
- Study of the singing lesson ;
- Analysis of the improvements in the learning processes of singing ;
- Phenomenology of the improvements in the learning processes of singing.
- The relation voice-gestures-memories;
- The relation voice-body-unconscious ;
- The study of reparation dynamics in the practice of study of the voice.
- Phenomenology of the instrument-voix* ;
- Comparative study of the learning process dynamics of speech and those of singing ;
- Singing and dyslexia ;
- Vocal stages.
- Comparative pedagogies of different musical instruments ;
- Study of the master-student dyad ;
- Parallels between the learning processes of singing and those of dancing.
- The origin of human music ;
- From the vocal gesture to the writing of music : the process at the basis of the passage from an oral musical culture to the advent of written music in the Occident : a psychological approach ;
- Analysis of the evolution and exegesis of the interdependence of oral and written music.
New contributions to research :
The work of Alessia Vitale has brought to scientific research, among other themes
- A new methodological and epistemological paradigm situated at the intersection of the social sciences, presented and tested in her research (Vitale 2007c, 2008a, 2009) ;
- The creation of a vocabulary making it possible to detail and to study vocal gestures (Vitale 2004, 2007b, 2008a, 2009) ;
- The creation of a new glossary which has allowed the definition of key concepts such as the “instrument-voix”, a concept which is basic to the study of the unique specificities of the voice used and studied as a musical instrument (2007b ; 2007c ; 2008a ; 2009) ;
- The phenomenological analysis of the instrument-voix (2007 ; 2009);
- The epistomological reconstruction of the psycho-dynamics underlying the learning processes of singing (new research) (2007; 2008; 2009 ) ;
- A detailed study of the singing lesson seen with the ontological value of a physical and psychic space (2007c ; 2008 ; 2009) ;
- The comparative pedagogy of the dynamics underlying the learning processes of the instrument-voix, of singing, and those of other musical instruments.(2007c ; 2009) ;
- A systematic study of the phenomenology of the learning processes of the human voice and by the human voice using an interdisciplinary approach and transversal methods (1997-2007) ;
- The theorisation of a sequential didactic model in the singing lesson (2007 ; 2009) ;
- A new hypothesis concerning reparation processes – in the psychoanalytical sense – occurring within the dynamics of the study of singing (2007 ; 2008 ; 2009).
* Cf Vitale 2007b for the creation and definition of the concept of the instrument-voix.