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Fall 2021

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MUS131 - Applied Music: Private Voice Lessons

Credits: 1

Catalog Description: Catalog Description: Instruction in voice by a qualified private teacher. Hours to be arranged with instructor. Students registered for Private Voice Lessons will be charged an Applied Music fee of $400 per course to offset the additional costs of private instruction, in addition to the College’s standard tuition and fees. This fee is 100% refundable prior to the first day of the term, and non-refundable on or after the first day of term. A minimum of twelve 40-minute lessons is required per semester for 1 academic credit. Students are required to present a performance examination at the end of each term. This course follows up on skills learned in MUS130. Students are understood to be at a level suitable for entry into a four-year program. Credit in this course will not satisfy Fine Arts requirements in any degree program. Prerequisite: MUS130.

Lecture: 1 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Present a vocal jury or performance with relative proficiency.
2. Apply correct vocal technique (such as breath, posture, resonance, diction, registration, phonation).
3. Explain human anatomy and physiology as it relates to the physical process of singing.
4. Memorize a minimum of four songs (lyrics, melody, phrasing, rhythm, etc.).
5. Apply correct performance technique with relative proficiency.
6. Interpret the meaning of a song from the perspective of a singing actor.
7. Model proper performance etiquette at a jury or performance.
8. Create an individualized repertoire book specific to the student's vocal range and ability suitable for entry to a four-year program.
9. Discuss a variety of composers or genres within their appropriate context.
10. Collaborate with an accompanist with relative proficiency.
11. Critique vocal or performance technique.


Effective Term: Fall 2019