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(MUSC 360R) Individual Instruction

Private instruction for junior-level music majors. Consists of weekly fifty-minute lessons. Instructor’s consent required. Fee required. Master class participation required. Students register for four credits in the final semester and present a solo recital.

Credit Hours 1.0 - 4.0 Lecture
Prerequisites MUSC 260R, 2 semesters
Offered Fall, Winter, Spring
Programs Music (BA)

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Gain technical expertise and further accomplishment in the field of singing.
  • Discover vocal issues impeding the freedom and beauty of the voice, and find solutions for improvement in these areas.
  • Refine self-discipline skills by adhering to a practice schedule improve vocal artistry and sensitivity to both music and lyrics.
  • Develop a capacity for expressive, healthy singing.
  • Improve vocal technique in the areas of posture, breathing, phonation, resonance, and articulation.
  • Increase knowledge of vocal literature appropriate for the student's voice type.
  • Develop the use of analytical skills as a tool to understand music from various historical, cultural, and linguistic settings.
  • Refine singing skills in English and at least one other language each semester, according to the literature being studied.
  • Learn and apply performance skills to include stage etiquette, stage presentation, and vocalism.