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Administrative Unit: Visual Arts and Music
Course Prefix and Number: MUSI 284
Course Title: Applied Lessons Voice
Number of:
Credit Hours 1
Lecture Hours 0
Lab Hours 1
Catalog Description:

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.
Course Objectives
  • 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.
    Measurable Learning
  • 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.
    Topical Outline:
  • Physical stance
  • Breathing
  • Vocalizing
  • Pronunciation of vowels
  • Use of consonants
  • Productive practicing
  • Learning a song

    Recommended maximum class size for this course: 10

    Library Resources:

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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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