Course Content and Outcome Guide for MUP 174 Effective Fall 2015

Course Number:
MUP 174
Course Title:
Applied Voice
Credit Hours:
Lecture Hours:
Lecture/Lab Hours:
Lab Hours:
Special Fee:

Course Description

Intended Outcomes for the course

The material for the course will be presented in a lab/hands-on format. 

  • Students will be required to perform in a final student recital and must pass a performance jury at the end of every term before moving on to the next term of study.
  • Students are expected to participate in chamber ensembles and are required to perform a minimum of two times per term in the weekly music area recitals.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate good tone production, rhythmic precision,  articulation, technical development, and a solid knowledge of scales, arpeggios, phrasing and musicianship.
  • Students will learn and perform from memory representative works from contrasting styles and eras.


Outcome Assessment Strategies

Methods used to evaluate student progress and the criteria for assigning a course grade should be made clear by the instructor at the beginning of the course. The individual instructor will determine the method of assessment. Assessment methods may include:            
  • Qualitative and/or quantitative examinations
  • Weekly performance assignments
  • Public performances and music jury evaluation


Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

First Year Required Materials (MUP 174): Voice

The first year of study focuses on the establishment of fundamental technique and development of repertoire. Instructors should assign work according to individual student need and ability.

Fundamentals: Tone Production, Diction, Stylistic Practice, Musicianship, Vibrato, etc.

No Arias

Term One: Art Song in English or Italian

Term Two: 1 Art Song in English or Italian from memory

Term Three: 3-4 Art Songs in English or Italian

Students must pass music jury and meet all requirements before advancing to next term of study.

Second Year Required Materials (MUP 274) Voice:

Second year study focuses on the further development of technique and repertoire. Students should demonstrate knowledge of proper performance practice. Assigned repertoire should include representative works from contrasting styles and eras with eventual goal of a solo recital in the third and fourth years of study.

Repertoire Requirements:
Art Songs, Lieder, Simple Arias and 20th century songs in English, Italian, German, French or Spanish

Term One: 3-4 songs

Term Two: 4-6 songs (including one song from previous term of study)

Term Three: 4-6 songs (including one song from previous term of study)


The following skills are to be achieved to successfully meet the minimum requirement (€œC€ or €œPass€) for the course:

First Year (MUP 174):

Public performance of assigned repertoire demonstrating solid technique and good muscianship. (a minimum of one song per term)
Accurately sight read selected excerpts.
Participation in final recital and jury.
Successful completion of material assigned by private instructor.

Second Year (MUP 274):

Demonstrate technical ease, solid musicianship and observe proper stylistic practice in performance of assigned repertoire.

Public performance of pieces from at least two contrasting styles.
Sight-reading selected excerpts.
Participation in final recital and jury.
Successful completion of material assigned by private instructor.