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Administrative Unit: Humanities Department
Course Prefix and Number: MUSI 183
Course Title: Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 0
Lab Hours 3
Catalog Description:

Provides practical experience in the performance of opera and/or musical theater. The material to be performed is selected according to the abilities and potential of the students. Audition required.

Course Rotation for Day Program:

Offered even Spring.

Course Objectives

  •     To develop both voice and acting techniques.

  •     To familiarize oneself with opera and musical theatre literature.

  •     To experience performance in the various styles of musical theatre.

  •     To experience performance in the various styles of opera.

  •     To sharpen audition skills.

  •     To build an audition book.

  •     To evaluate musical theatre videos and recordings.

  •     To attend and evaluate opera and musical theatre performances.

  •     To develop the skill of working efficiently and cooperatively on an opera/musical theatre production or scenes.

    Measurable Learning

        Develop an audition book.

        Prepare exercises and presentations for the class.

        Attend a musical theatre performance (if available) and a write a review of the musical and acting aspects of the performance.

        Discuss musical theatre videos and recordings.

        Be involved in the rehearsal, performance, and post­ production processes.

    Topical Outline:

  •     Pre-production consideration

  •     Acting and singing techniques

  •     The rehearsal process from the actors point of view

  •     Audience development, funding and the Tech Week Process

  •     The production performances


    Recommended maximum class size for this course: 25

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    Prepared by: Nollie Moore Date: February 22, 2013
    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 objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical outline. 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.

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