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MUP 109V Private Instruction: Voice
Credit Hours:  1
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: Studio
Times for Credit: 5 or more (requires CAO approval)
Grading Option: A/F Only

Description: An opportunity for creative self-expression and for the creativity of other human efforts as reflected through the art songs and other music studied. Private instruction on consonants and vowels, correct posture, diaphragmatic breathing, and music theory skills to produce proper vocal production in the performance of a variety of styles and vocal repertoire.

Prerequisites: MUP 105 Voice Class

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Develop and demonstrate basic knowledge and performance skill in voice.
2. (Synthesis Level) Create a sound pedagogical framework for the student to recall when singing, demonstrating:
a) The basis of a good vocal technique including posture, breath management, vowel formation, clarity of consonants, intonation, and a free, focused resonant tone.
b) Growth in producing an even vocal line and growth in interpretation.
3. (Synthesis Level) Examine the instructional materials and vocal literature and demonstrate proficiency in at least four songs, memorizing each and singing in the characteristic style of each composer and era. Concentration at this level will be on folk songs and British, American, Italian, and German art songs.
4. (Application Level) Explore and demonstrate basic pronunciation skills in English and the diction rules for singing in Italian and German.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation