This course uses private lessons to continue instruction in beginning intermediate vocal technique, vocal vocabulary, performance experience and solo vocal repertoire.
Prerequisite: MUS 232
Course Fees - Music: $150.00
Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Summarize vocal goals and progress.
- Consistently demonstrate clear phonation or tonal focus while singing assigned repertoire.
- Consistently demonstrate a clear and clean phonatory onset of common vowels.
- Demonstrate a resonant tone that achieves some balance with clear phonation.
- Properly execute at least three more vocal technique exercises.
- Perform accurately at least four songs, three from memory, with the principle covered in MUS 231, 232 and 233.
- Sing at least two songs in Latin or Italian or another language with proper pronunciation.
- Perform at least one repertoire piece on a student recital.
- Demonstrate improvement in vocal technique in the areas covered in the semester.
- Present a journal that logs vocal assessments, assignments, lesson tape evaluations, process and progress in vocal study for the semester.
Content Outline and Competencies:
I. Vocal Assessment A. Determine realistic goals and expectations for the semester’s work. B. Keep a log or journal of assessment, goals, assignments, lesson topics, practice time, tape evaluations and progress throughout the semester. II. Vocal Technique A. Consistently demonstrate clear phonation or tonal focus while singing assigned repertoire. B. Consistently demonstrate a clear and clean phonatory onset of common vowels. C. Demonstrate a resonant tone that achieves some balance with clear phonation. D. Properly execute at least three more vocal technique exercises assigned by the teacher and designed to improve the student’s vocal skill. E. Sing at least four pieces with the vocal technique specified above. F. Demonstrate improvement in the areas covered in the semester’s work. III. Repertoire and Performance A. Properly execute at least three more vocal technique exercises. B. Be able to sing at least four songs, three from memory. C. Prepare assigned songs using the principles covered in lessons. D. Prepare at least two songs in foreign languages with the correct diction. E. Perform one piece from memory on a student recital.
Method of Evaluation and Competencies:
Evaluation of student mastery of course competencies will be accomplished using the following methods:
*Attendance, preparation for lessons 30-50% Journal 10-15% Performance of literature 35-50% Each teacher will specify in their syllabus how grading is done in that studio. * Attendance is very important because of the participatory nature of this class. Consistent vocal improvement is difficult unless students attend class regularly and remain in good vocal health. This is the student’s responsibility.
If you are a student with a disability, and if you will be requesting accommodations, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services. Access Services will recommend any appropriate accommodations to your professor and his/her director. The professor and director will identify for you which accommodations will be arranged.
JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you desire support services, contact the office of Access Services for Students With Disabilities (913) 469-8500, ext. 3521 or TDD (913) 469-3885. The Access Services office is located in the Success Center on the second floor of the Student Center.