CCOG for MUC 144B Spring 2023
- Course Number:
- MUC 144B
- Course Title:
- Contemporary Singing II
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
- Use their voice as an instrument to produce natural vocal sounds.
- Demonstrate correct vocal production techniques.
- Sing in a group using two- and three-part harmony.
- Prepare and present to an audience 2-3 solo songs in contrasting musical styles.
Explain artistic and aesthetic choices with regard to cultural and historical assumptions, associations, traditions, and conventions and to one's own voice, style and/or identity.
Document continued development and progression of technical and artistic skills.
Demonstrate understanding of performance etiquette and appropriate stage presence.
Course Activities and Design
Content for the course will be presented in a lecture format along side in class lab work:
Vocal warm-up exercises
Weekly documentation of development and understanding of technical progress and artistic progress
Weekly discussion and analyzation of technical and artist development challenges
Group singing using two- and three-part harmony
Performance of contrasting solo songs
Performance of group song
Practice using live sound equipment
Discussion of performances: what worked, what needs improvement, how did it feel?
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Song performances (solo and group)
In- and out-of-class assignments and student performances reviewed and evaluated by the instructor and peers
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Intermediate vocal production techniques (natural breath support, correct phonation, relaxation, and concentration)
- Warm-up exercises to maintain strength and improve confidence
- Maintenance of a healthy voice
- Continued development of musicianship: rhythm, intonation, ear training, phrasing
- Artist realization/personal style in two contrasting songs for continued development of individual expression
- Preparation and performances of group songs in two- and three-part harmony
- Utilization of sound equipment in performance
- Stage presence and performance techniques