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):
Ability to match pitch.
To understand and apply principles of vocal pedagogy.
To study and perform vocal literature in a variety of musical styles.
To effectively communicate the text and music to singers and listeners.
Articulate verbally and in writing the value of intelligent, regular practice habits.
Sing with a vital, upright posture.
Display proper and efficient breath control.
Sing with freedom, vitality, expressive color, efficiency, sonority, and evenness on tone production.
Demonstrate progress toward mastery of correct, clear and beautiful diction
Demonstrate progress toward mastery of legato technique.
Demonstrate progress toward mastery of vocal agility and flexibility.
Display a natural, gracious, poised, and attractive stage presence.
Display a singing attitude of enthusiastic interest.
Demonstrate progress toward mastery of a sensitive, intelligent, and movingly expressive interpretation of standard vocal literature.
Pronunciation of vowels
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 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.