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(MUSC 363) Vocal Pedagogy

Problems and solutions in vocal training; the physical nature of the voice including vocal acoustics, technical and artistic preparation to be a teacher of singing.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisites MUSC 260R, 2 semesters
Offered Winter - odd years
Programs Music (BA)

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Gain practical experience teaching through Peer teaching. Teaching assigned private students with the instructor. Teaching seven one-on-one lessons, simulating a private studio experience.
  • Gain basic understanding of the physiology of the vocal anatomy, including breathing and laryngeal functions.
  • Learn to recognize common vocal problems which impede a free, healthy vocal technique.
  • Become familiar with pedagogical methods and tools for correcting said vocal issues.
  • Observe three lessons with music faculty, two lessons with voice teachers (only one can be with your private instructor), and one lesson with a non-vocal teacher.
  • Articulating successes and challenges in voice teaching through assignments and in discussions.