2020-2021 Catalog 
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2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

MUS 106 - Voice Class II

Description: Intermediate voice class designed to advance individual singing skills by study and training in singing technique, musicianship, diction, performance and in repertoire.

Prerequisites: MUS 105  

Credits: 1
Lab: 3

Course Content:
1. The voice
a. Physiology and function of the vocal mechanism
b. Coordination of breathing, relaxation and phonation to produce a tension-free, resonant, pleasant, even-scaled singing voice.
c. Building an accurate keyboard in the voice
d. The energy and physical health necessary for singing
e. Blending techniques for singers in ensembles and choral singing
2. Musicianship
a. Knowing scales
b. Singing intervals accurately
c. Rhythm, tempos, the beat
d. Phrasing
e. Musical terms and their application
3. Performance techniques
a. Study and use of good diction
b. Study of styles of songs
c. Study of styles of songs
d. Techniques of memorization
e. Understanding and overcoming stage fright
f. Study and practice of effective stage presence
4. Literature
a. Song literature, its composers and performers
b. Singing a variety of examples in class
c. The use of singing voices in music literature
Learning Outcomes:
  1. Understand the functions of vocal mechanism, learn to coordinate breathing and relaxation in order to produce tension-free singing sounds and an even singing scale through the voice; improve resonance and projection of the voice for solo performance and blending techniques of the singing voice for ensemble and choral singing.
  2. Improve level of musicianship by learning musical terms and their application, by demonstrating improvement in intonation, rhythm skills, interval skips, phrasing, and flexibility of voice.
  3. Learn to perform successfully in public through the study and practice of clear diction in singing, study of style and interpretation of songs, and experience in effective stage presence.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of repertoire through the study of song literature, the facets of the use of voices in music literature and awareness of composers and performers.
  5. Demonstrate improvement in public performance by presenting a recital of songs at the close of the semester. Besides performing individually students will each write critique of the other performances demonstrating ability to recognize aspects of technique, musicianship and performance.