Study and performance of East Asian music and cultures from China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.
A study of the evolution of Brazilian popular music and its social and musical history.
This class is a continuation of South Indian Rhythmic Solfege 1. It continues to work on strengthening basic pulse. Complex polyrhythms are learned by vocal recitations and hand-clapping patterns.
Focused on South Indian rhythmic solfege, this course explores both North and South Indian melodic concepts, the raga system and tala system.
A study of Latin American vocal styles and rhythms that includes Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.
A study of music and culture from the Mande Empire with a special focus on the Malink'e, Sousou, and Baga people of Guinea, West Africa.
A study of traditional music and culture chosen from the ten regions of Ghana, West Africa. Dances from ethnic groups such as the Ewe, Ga, Ashanti, Dargara, and Dagbamba will be taught.
A course for percussion principals focusing on abilities and techniques used to produce a wide variety of sounds from any hand drum (frame drum, dumbek, etc.).
A course for nonpercussion principals focusing on the development of basic techniques and sound production for various frame drums. Music styles from around the world will be studied.
A systematic integration of vocal/body awareness and presentation skills applied to vocal performance.
An advanced-level course for vocalists designed to improve improvisation skills through application of ear training and harmonic concepts including intervals, scales, and chord patterns.
A performance class for voice principals concentrating on vocal jazz performance with rhythm section.
An introductory survey course that will offer students a historic overview of the architects and pioneers of soul singing.
Syllabic pitch and rhythmic exercises for the voice and application to a variety of styles.
This course is an introductory class designed to guide advanced upper-semester voice students interested in learning effective teaching skills as a private voice teacher.
A continuation of PSVC-231.
Instruction and practice in vocal production for the nonvoice principal.
A workshop setting for vocalists that focuses on preparing for an audition and creating a portfolio of audition pieces useful in the present music industry.
Improvement of English language pronunciation and articulation through the application of English language phonetics in pop, rock, and jazz vocal styles.
Introductory fundamentals lab designed to address the basic elements of singing (e.g., breath management, intonation, tone quality, phrasing).