Class Voice I

Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
Music
Course Code
MUSC 1166
Credits
2.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
20
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
This course covers the concepts and components of beginning singing, basic vocal anatomy and terminology. Through singing performance, students will gain an understanding of interpretation, musicianship and healthy vocal technique.
Course Content

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)
Methods Of Instruction

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. 

Means of Assessment
In-class performance (2) 40%
Written assignment 20%
Self evaluation 10%
Written final exam 30%
  100%

 

Learning Outcomes

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.

Textbook Materials

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.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Acceptance to BMus or BAM programs or permission of instructor                               

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Course Guidelines

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.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

Course Offerings

Fall 2021

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.