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Class Voice IV
Course: MUP234

First Term: 2009 Summer I
Lec + Lab   2 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   0 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: Z

Description: Emphasis on the preparation of solo vocal literature for the purpose of evaluation and the integration of the music with the drama of the music

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Develop correct singing posture. (I)
2. Develop breath support. (II)
3. Develop correct vowel formation and consonant closure. (III)
4. Execute intermediate vocal exercises. (III)
5. Apply correct vocal posture, breath support, diction, and facial communication to intermediate vocal repertoire. (I, II, III)
6. Use stage presence effectively in performance. (IV)
7. Identify finely trained singers. (V)
8. Perform intermediate repertoire in class. (VI)
9. Prepare background information for a solo work. (VII)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Posture
II. Breath/support
   A. Advanced breathing exercises
   B. Breathing musculature
III. Vocalization/diction
   A. Larynx overview
   B. Vowel placement through beginning exercises
   C. Open/closed vowels
   D. Diphthongs
   E. Voiced/unvoiced consonants
   F. Use of diction in various genres
IV. Stage presence
V. Identifying/evaluating trained singers
   A. Live performances
   B. Television/video tapes
   C. CDs
   E. Concert critiques
VI. Performing pieces during class
VII. Solo preparation
   A. Composer
   B. Style
   C. Interpretation
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  12/9/2008

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