MUS 231 - Class Voice 4
3 Studio Hours
Prerequisites: MUS 230
This course builds on the singing skills developed in Class Voice 3. Students further refine their vocal techniques through rehearsal and performance of songs representing various musical styles, including classical, musical theatre, jazz, pop, folk and country. In addition, this course addresses issues pertaining to repertoire selection, and the differences between solo and ensemble singing. Lectures and activities include exercises designed to address vocal techniques specific to particular solo and ensemble settings; student selection of songs; and rehearsals and performances of solo and ensemble repertoire representing various musical genres.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Select vocal repertoire that is appropriate for the individual student.
- Recognize the essential attributes of various vocal styles and techniques.
- Demonstrate, in solo and ensemble performances, vocal techniques appropriate to various musical styles.
- Analyze the similarities and differences between solo and ensemble singing.
- Analyze the relationship between text and music in solo and ensemble songs from various musical styles.
- Evaluate performances of solo and ensemble songs from various musical styles.
- Vocal style
- Solo and ensemble techniques
- Repertoire selection
- Song interpretation
- Performance etiquette
textbook, sheet music, CDs, internet
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 12/15/2014
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