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|Discipline and Nbr:
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||2.00||Lecture Scheduled||2.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||35.00
|Minimum||2.00||Lab Scheduled||1.00||17.5 min.||Lab Scheduled||17.50
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||3.00|| ||Contact Total||52.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
39 - Total 2 Times
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 70.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 122.50||
This course is devoted to the study and practice of intermediate-level vocal techniques and their practical application to the preparation and performance of standard vocal repertoire. Topics include interpretation, tone production, breath control, and diction.
Course Completion of MUSCP 17A, OR a previous semester of MUSCP 17B, OR by Audition
Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in MUSC 2A and MUSC 3A; AND Concurrent Enrollment in MUSCP 21A, B, C, or D
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
This course is devoted to the study and practice of interrediate-level vocal techniques and their practical application to the preparation and performance of standard vocal repertoire. Topics include interpretation, tone production, breath control, and diction.
Prerequisites:Course Completion of MUSCP 17A, OR a previous semester of MUSCP 17B, OR by Audition
Recommended:Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in MUSC 2A and MUSC 3A; AND Concurrent Enrollment in MUSCP 21A, B, C, or D
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:39 - Total 2 Times
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Major Applicable Course
Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Employ appropriate breath and tone management skills in the accurate interpretation of
standard intermediate-level vocal literature.
Students will be able to:
1. Sing standard and popular song literature with correct vocal production.
2. Utilize interpretive and vocal techniques appropriate to the style of the literature.
3. Demonstrate proper vocal warm-up techniques.
4. Execute proper breathing techniques necessary for accurate musical phrasing and intonation.
5. Demonstrate appropriate musicianship in vocal performance.
6. Interpret musical notation and sing from a written score.
7. Demonstrate appropriate stage deportment in vocal performance.
Repeating students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate greater technical achievement in their vocal performance.
2. Articulate musical phrases with greater clarity.
3. Perform with higher standards of intonation.
4. Demonstrate a more sophisticated comprehension of dynamics, phrasing, musical
expression, and nuance.
5. Demonstrate greater skill in sight-reading.
6. Perform a more extensive repertoire.
Topics and Scope
I. Vocal Technique
B. Breath management
C. Tone placement
II. The Vocal Apparatus
A. Components of the vocal tract
B. Singing registers
C. Resonating chambers
D. Vocal health
III. Musical Notation
A. Melodic components (scales, key signatures, modes)
B. Rhythmic components (meter, note values, rests)
C. Sight-reading exercises (accuracy in pitch, rhythm, and intonation)
A. May be selected from the following categories:
1. Folk music
2. Art songs
3. Musical theater/opera/operetta
4. Standard jazz and blues
B. Selection of literature appropriate to the singer's individual voice type and level of ability
A. Historical context
B. Linguistic analysis
C. International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)
A. Interpretation of the text
B. Character development
C. Stage deportment
D. Interaction with the accompanist
Repeating students will perform new literature, building on both their skill level and their knowledge of the repertoire.
All topics are covered in the lecture and lab portions of the course.
1. Reading assignments in the text and handouts (3-5 pages/week).
2. Three to five worksheets on vocal technique, styles, and vocal anatomy (Repeating students
will do additional rhythm drill exercises.)
3. Short research essays (appropriate for program notes) for each song performed
4. Listening assignments - live concerts, recordings, and online (ungraded)
5. Maintain a practice diary for submission
In-class performance of 3-4 songs for evaluation, including final recital
Repeating students will be held to higher standards of performance with each course repetition
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
5 - 15%
|Program note essays||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
10 - 20%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
25 - 35%
|Class performances of assigned songs||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
0 - 0%
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
30 - 45%
|Attendance and particiaption in class singing exercises. Practice diary.||
28 Italian Songs & Arias of the 17th & 18th Centuries. Walters, Richard, ed. G. Schirmer. 2008 (classic)
The Art Song Anthology. Walters, Richard, ed. Hal Leonard. 2009 (classic)
The Best Broadway Sheet Music. Hal Leonard. 2011 (classic)
The Structures and Movement of Breathing. Conable, Barbara. GIA Publications. 2000 (classic)
Instructor prepared materials.