The study of proper vocal techniques to enhance the production of the singing voice. Advanced courses extend the study and practice of proper techniques by using progressively technical vocal literature. Students must successfully complete each level twice before advancing to the next level.
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):
Course Rotation for Day Program:
Offered Fall and Spring
Most current editions of the following:
Basics of Vocal Pedagogy
By Clifton Ware Recommended
Handbook of Diction for Singers
By David Adams Recommended
Course Learning Outcomes
Student will demonstrate increased technical ability by the end of each semester of private lessons.
Student will be able to use personal practice time effectively and efficiently.
Student will demonstrate developing ability for self-evaluation and assessment.
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:
Pronunciation of basic vowels in the singing languages
Use of consonants
Learning a song
Recommended maximum class size for this course: 10
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by
the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this
course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section.
However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's
subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.