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MUS 130 - Class Voice 1

Credits: 3
3 Studio Hours

This is an introductory course designed to develop students’ singing skills. It addresses basic techniques of vocal production with a focus on the Bel Canto technique of singing. Lectures and activities include exercises designed to develop students’ vocal skills; solo and ensemble rehearsals; and vocal performances.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Describe the various aspects of vocal production.
  2. Demonstrate, in vocal performances, a use of posture, breath control, vocal placement and articulation consistent with the Bel Canto technique.
  3. Analyze specific vocal challenges in various songs.
  4. Analyze the relationship between text and music in various songs.
  5. Evaluate vocal performances
Listed Topics
  1. Vocal anatomy
  2. Bel Canto technique
  3. Phonation
  4. Articulation
  5. Song interpretation
  6. Performance etiquette
Reference Materials
textbook, sheet music, CDs, internet
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 01/07/2015

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