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.
This course will continue to develop concepts and components of beginning singing, including anatomy, terminology and physical function, with specific reference to:
- application of breath management
- developing tone
- diction, language, phrasing
- introduction to the International Phonetic Alphabet
- coordination of vocal technique with expressive performance
- moving towards artistry (examination of components of performance leading to easy and instant communication: stage presence, technical accuracy, control of emotional content)
This course is a continuation of Class Voice I, with greater emphasis placed on the application of techniques learned in the previous semester. On successful completion of this course, students should have a greater understanding of the concepts and components of beginning singing, basic vocal anatomy and terminology. Through singing performance, they should be able to demonstrate competence in interpretation, musicianship and healthy vocal technique. Students will gain confidence in the use of their voices.
|In-class performance (2)||40%|
|Written final exam||30%|
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.