- Course Number:
- MUC 144B
- Course Title:
- Contemporary Singing II
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Course DescriptionCovers intermediate technical and artistic skills necessary for solo and ensemble singing performance.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion, Students will be able to:
- Utilize proper technique to encourage vocal health (e.g., correct breath support and vocal production).
- Maintain a repertoire of intermediate warm-up exercises.
- Sing in an ensemble with two and three-part harmony.
- Perform songs solo.
- Use knowledge of the characteristics of a variety of musical genres to adapt singing for future performances.
Course Activities and Design
- Breath control exercises
- Vocal warm-up exercises
- Introduce, practice and review two and three-part harmony songs
- Practice and review solo songs
- Address vocal performance issues
- Individual practice time in lab
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Assessment will be based on in-class solo and ensemble performance assignments and attendance.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Technical (continued personalized development of):
- Connection to and usage of breath support
- Correct function of oscillators (vocal folds)
- Proper placement of sound in the resonating chamber.
- Overall muscle relaxation
- Voice clarification (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass)
- Rhythm and phrasing
- Ear training (intervals and chords)
- Introduction to reading music
- Performance etiquette
- Interpretation of two songs
- Development of individual style
Competencies and Skills
- Develop and maintain a healthy voice
- Prepare and present two solo songs
- Prepare and present two group songs (in duos or trios) with two- and three-part harmony
- Explore possible career opportunities