Yes you would fit in the Alto section in a classical Choir, but you are a mezzo-soprano.
'Alto' is not a voice type. Alto is NOT the same as 'Contralto'. Alto is JUST a PART (which is used in all sorts of musical intruments), the whole word; Contralto, IS an actual voice type. Most people believe ALTO comes from the word CONTRALTO (because it has the word ALTO in it) and therefore they believe they refer to the same, but they do not.
Most 'altos' are actually Mezzo-sopranos AND Sopranos whom are not properly trained. And SOME 'Soprano-Classified' voices are actually true Contraltos that sing in falsetto so they uncounciously fool the untrained director that they are sopranos. But thats another story! I get too much into detail! Sorry!
True Contraltos actually tend to feel more confortable in the TENOR section. Untrained Tenors tend to sing about a WHOLE FIFTH higher than Untrained Contraltos!
You are a lyric voice (a mild and sweet voice as opposed to dramatic and heavy). Lyric Mezzo-soprano.
I instantly knew a song that you fit you would be *Beautiful* from Christina Aguilera. Make your own version of it! Your voice is so sweet and mellow :)
It would be PERFECT for you!
God Bless You! May you have many blessings in music!
Professional Voice Teacher.
· 10 years ago