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MUS 131 - Class Voice 2

Credits: 3
3 Studio Hours

Prerequisites: MUS 130  

This course builds on the singing skills developed in Class Voice 1. Students rehearse and perform more advanced vocal repertoire from the Western art tradition as they refine their application of the Bel Canto technique of singing. In addition, this course addresses vocal techniques common in musical theatre. Lectures and activities include more advanced exercises designed to develop students’ vocal skills; solo and ensemble rehearsals; and vocal performances representing both classical and musical theatre styles.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Describe the essential attributes of the Bel Canto technique.
  2. Demonstrate the Bel Canto technique while performing songs at the intermediate level of difficulty.
  3. Analyze the similarities and differences between classical and musical theatre vocal styles.
  4. Analyze the relationship between text and music in various songs from classical and musical theatre repertoire.
  5. Evaluate performances of songs from classical and musical theatre repertoire.
Listed Topics
  1. Bel Canto technique
  2. Musical theatre vocal styles
  3. Phonation
  4. Articulation
  5. Song interpretation
  6. Performance etiquette
Reference Materials
textbook, sheet music, CDs, internet
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 12/15/2014

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