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Course Number:
MUP 174B
Course Title:
Applied Music/Voice
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Course Description

Provides individual private voice instruction. Develops applied performance skills at the music major/minor level. Draws repertory and technique methods from classical and/or jazz traditions. Includes training in performance practice and stylistic interpretation through focus on tone production, technique, diction, sight-reading and other aspects of musicianship as applied to singing. Prerequisites: MUP 174A.

Addendum to Course Description

All applied music students are required to attend weekly lessons, attend weekly performance classes, participate in public performance, and complete a music jury. A substantial amount of out-of-lesson practice time is required.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Use an understanding of beginning musicianship and performance etiquette to prepare and rehearse basic solo vocal repertory.
  • Use an understanding of beginning music literacy to prepare and rehearse basic solo vocal repertory for performance.
  • Use a beginning understanding of stylistic distinctions in basic solo vocal repertory to accurately interpret music in performance.
  • Use a beginning understanding of the human voice to continue to improve as a performer.

Aspirational Goals

Public performance of assigned repertoire demonstrating solid technique, musicianship and
proper performance practice. (minimum of two area recitals in addition to final performance.)

Sightread excerpts of basic level repertory.

Participation in final recital and jury.

Successful completion of material assigned by private instructor.

Course Activities and Design

The material for the course will be presented in a one-on-one 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 performance area recitals.

Students will demonstrate good tone production, solid technique, rhythmic precision, proper
performance practice, good musicianship and perform vocalizations and exercises at assigned tempi.

Students will learn and perform from memory representative works from
contrasting styles and eras in a variety of European languages.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Public music performance of material covered in lessons.

Completion of music jury at the end of the term - featuring qualitative and quantitative demonstration.

Attendance and participation in applied performance sessions.

Participation and preparation of material assigned during lessons.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

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.
• Repertoire:
No Operatic Arias
 1 Art Song in English or Italian from memory