This course will cover concepts and components of beginning singing, including anatomy, terminology and physical function, with specific reference to:
- Making Preparations (mental, physical, motivational)
- Breathing (physical function, concept of breath control)
- Making Tone (essential positions of phonation, production/quality of different tone, vocal registers)
- Colouring Tone (vowels, dipthongs, consonants, vocal placement)
- Putting Parts Together (diction, words, legato technique, phrasing)
- Learning to Perform (understanding performance, self-evaluation, examination of vocal faults)
- Learning Musicianship (accuracy, interpreting notation)
- Making Singing Meaningful (interpretation, expression, communication, mood)
Classes will include lectures and demonstrations by the instructor in a group setting. Students will receive some individual direction from the instructor. Each student will prepare and sing a prescribed number of solo songs to be presented in the classroom environment and will receive feedback from the instructor and the group.
|In-class performance (2)||40%|
|Written final exam||30%|
On successful completion of this course, students should understand the concepts and components of beginning singing, basic vocal anatomy and terminology. Through singing performance, they should be able to demonstrate an understanding of interpretation, musicianship and healthy vocal technique.
A list of recommended textbooks and materials is provided on the Instructor’s Course Outline, which is available to students at the beginning of each semester.
Acceptance to BMus or BAM programs or permission of instructor
No corequisite courses.
No equivalent courses.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.|