Curriculum Guideline

Class Voice I

Effective Date:
Course
Discontinued
No
Course Code
MUSC 1166
Descriptive
Class Voice I
Department
Music
Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Credits
2.00
Start Date
End Term
Not Specified
PLAR
No
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
20
Contact Hours
Classroom related: 1.5 hours per week Simulation environment: 1.5 hours per week
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. 

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)
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.

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

 

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.

Prerequisites

Acceptance to BMus or BAM programs or permission of instructor                               

Which Prerequisite

MUSC 1267