Introduces the many aspects of singing from the physical act through the aesthetic experience. The course is designed for the average singer who desires vocal improvement, and for the voice major as an addition to and extension of skills and knowledge necessary for artistic development. Introduces appropriate repertoire. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
The course provides the student with a rounded knowledge of singing from the elements of good, basic sound production to problems that arise in various periods of vocal literature. The student will also learn to perform as a soloist or as a group performer.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
Any student, regardless of musical background or lack thereof, may enroll in this course.
Upon completion of the course, the student will have learned basic techniques, diction, and vocal repertoire. These will be presented in a practical manner and will help the student in singing as soloist or as a group performer.
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED