CCOG for MUP 274B Summer 2024

Course Number:
MUP 274B
Course Title:
Applied Music/Voice II
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Course Description

Provides individual private voice instruction. Develops applied performance skills at the music major/minor level. Covers repertory and technique methods drawn 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 274A.

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 intermediate/advanced-level musicianship and performance etiquette to prepare and rehearse advanced vocal repertory.
  • Use an understanding of intermediate/advanced music literacy to prepare and rehearse advanced solo vocal repertory for performance.
  • Use an understanding of stylistic distinctions in intermediate/advanced solo vocal repertory to accurately interpret music in performance.
  • Use an intermediate/advanced understanding of the human voice 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 intermediate 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)

Second year study focuses on the further development of technique and repertoire.
Students should demonstrate knowledge of proper performance practice. Assigned
repertoire should inlcude representive 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
 4-6 songs (including one song from previous term of study)