MUSCLASS 1400 - Classical Vocal Studies 1A

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2016

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Through the study of appropriate repertoire, technical exercises, vocalises, diction and relevant languages, students will develop their individual technical and musical potential as singers, together with a sound understanding of interpretive principles, stylistic integrity and performance skills. Students are expected to undertake a minimum of 12 hours per week of structured individual practice, technical work, repertoire study, language study and sight-singing practice. Through weekly Performance Classes students will be given the opportunity to develop a range of preparation and performance skills, and will also develop a range of skills and approaches which will aid their technical development. Students will also be given the opportunity to present, perform, and discuss their current repertoire with fellow students as `work in progress?. Through the Diction & Language Studies Classes, students will learn the fundamental principles of English diction as appropriate to singers including the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and range appropriate vowel modification. Through the Sight Singing & Small Ensemble Class, student will develop their sight-singing ability together with a range of aural skills relevant to singers including one-voice-to-a-part ensemble singing and peripheral hearing.

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