Courses

e.g. AR or AR-211
e.g. Film or "Bass Lab"

Microphones, PA Systems, and the Singer

ILVC-271

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Anne Peckham
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Voice principal PERF majors
Electable by: Voice principals
Prerequisites: None
Department: VOICE

A lab for vocalists providing an overview of sound-reinforcement equipment currently used in live performance and how to use it effectively. Topics will include basic system hookup, kinds of microphones, PA mixers, and speakers, how to EQ individual vocal channels, adding effects, use of monitors, and communicating effectively with the sound person.

Performance Skills for the Background Singer

ILVC-281

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Anne Peckham
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: Voice principals
Prerequisites: None
Department: VOICE

Vocal lab concentrating on techniques and performance skills necessary for background singing in live performance venues. Topics include intonation, blend, rhythmic phrasing, riffs and embellishments, entrances and cutoffs, voicings, written versus head arrangements, stage presence, microphone settings, and microphone technique.

Vocal Sight-Reading Techniques 3

ILVC-311

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Anne Peckham
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: Voice principals
Prerequisites: ILVC-211 or ensemble rating 4 in reading (first digit of rating)
Department: VOICE

A continuation of ILVC-211. Additional concentration on singing lyrics on various chords, modes, and pentatonic scales in different time-feels and grooves.

Advanced Vocal Performance Lab 1

ILVC-331

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Anne Peckham
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: Voice principals
Prerequisites: ILVC-121, ILVC-122, ILVC-123, or overall ensemble rating 4
Department: VOICE

A continuation of vocal styles study with emphasis on song interpretation, elements of style, microphone technique, stage presence, and rehearsing with a rhythm section.

Woodwind Lab – Techniques 1

ILWD-111

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Woodwind principals
Electable by: Woodwind principals
Prerequisites: None
Department: WWND

Reading studies, improvisational techniques, and practice routines in a variety of styles. Lab content is musically related to ensemble and private instrumental instruction materials.

Woodwind Lab – Techniques 2

ILWD-112

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Woodwind principals
Electable by: Woodwind principals
Prerequisites: ILWD-111
Department: WWND

Reading studies, improvisational techniques, and practice routines in a variety of styles. Lab content is musically related to ensemble and private instrumental instruction materials.

Woodwind Lab – Techniques 3

ILWD-113

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Woodwind principals
Electable by: Woodwind principals
Prerequisites: ILWD-112
Department: WWND

Reading studies, improvisational techniques, and practice routines in a variety of styles. Lab content is musically related to ensemble and private instrumental instruction materials.

Woodwind Improvisation Lab 1

ILWD-211

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: Woodwind principals
Prerequisites: ILWD-113
Department: WWND

A lab designed to give beginning and intermediate woodwind students hands-on experience with jazz nomenclature, chord scale relationships, basic woodwind jazz articulation, jazz vocabulary, and standard jazz repertoire. In-class playing assignments will give students practice in the application of theoretical, technical, and stylistic improvisational skills. The study and performance of selected transcribed solos will support learning of specific stylistic woodwind concepts.

Practice Routines for Flute

ILWD-221

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Spring Only
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department: WWND

A lab focusing on efficient and effective practice to develop sound, technique, articulation, and other fundamentals. Approaches to difficult passages; customization and personalization of practice routines; how to avoid common mistakes in practicing. Scales, arpeggios, and chromatic exercises are approached combining classical and jazz performance orientations. Consideration of flute players in both fields and the application of color, dynamic range, vibrato, articulation, breathing, and tone development. In addition to the material provided by the instructor, students will bring their own choice of jazz and/or classical pieces to perform in class. Basic and advanced material will be covered.

Jazz Flute Lab

ILWD-241

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Spring Only
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: ILWD-113
Department: WWND

This course is designed to help the flutist develop a jazz style of playing through the study of various practice routines and the performance of standard jazz repertory. Students will perform on a weekly basis with sequenced practice routines and rhythm tracks of standard jazz tunes.

Woodwind Improvisation Lab 2

ILWD-311

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: Woodwind principals
Prerequisites: ILWD-113 or ILWD-211
Department: WWND

A continuation of ILWD-211 Woodwind Improvisational Lab 1, designed for the intermediate woodwind principal. Continued work with chord scales, jazz articulation, and standard jazz repertoire; study and performance of jazz solo transcriptions.

Woodwind Doubling Lab – Flute

ILWD-321

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department: WWND

The study of the flute as a doubling instrument for the woodwind principal. Fundamentals of embouchure, breathing, and technique are presented using representative methods, ‚études, and solos. Emphasis is placed on doubling situations.

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