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.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MUSCLASS 1400
    Course Classical Vocal Studies 1A
    Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites Audition
    Incompatible MUSCLAS 1051, MUSCLASS 1100A
    Restrictions Available to Bachelor of Music students only
    Course Description 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.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Carl Crossin OAM

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

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