CCOG for MUC 144C Spring 2023
- Course Number:
- MUC 144C
- Course Title:
- Contemporary Singing III
- 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 an ensemble using two- and three-part harmony
- Prepare and present a portfolio of set list/repertoire, artist statement, and strategy for marketing oneself as a vocal artist.
- Prepare and present to an audience 2-4 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.
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 songs
Collaboration with other vocalists, instrumentalists, and accompanists.
Performance of contrasting solo songs and 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)
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- 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
- Musicianship: rhythm, intonation, ear-training, phrasing
- Artist realization/personal style in development of portfolio
- Utilization of sound equipment in performance
- Stage presence and performance techniques
- Marketing oneself as a vocal artist