Courses

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

ILVC-122

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

Introductory jazz/blues performance lab for voice principals designed to prepare students for solo performance in ensembles and other performing venues within a specific song style. Vocalists will learn how to count off tempos of songs, microphone technique, song style and groove, communication with the accompanist, and lead sheet preparation.

ILVC-123

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

Introductory R&B performance lab for voice principals designed to prepare students for solo performance in ensembles and other performing venues within a specific song style. Vocalists will learn how to count off tempos of songs, microphone technique, song style and groove, communication with the accompanist, and lead sheet preparation.

ILVC-141

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

A lab for vocalists focusing on basic skills in improvisation in a variety of styles. Melodic and rhythmic phrasing, embellishments, using tone colors, and hearing basic blues patterns in vocal styles including pop, rock, R&B, and jazz.

ILVC-151

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

This lab is designed to increase body awareness and develop the stage presence and performance skills of vocalists through the use of acting techniques. Improvisational acting methods will be utilized in song performances.

ILVC-210

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

A lab for non-voice principals designed to address the basic elements of singing: breath management, intonation, tone quality, and phrasing. Students will participate in periodic self-assessment, including videotaping of in-class performance.

ILVC-211

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Anne Peckham
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Voice principals
Electable by: Voice principals
Prerequisites: ILVC-111
Department: VOICE

A continuation of ILVC-111. Additional concentration on singing lyrics on chord tones, seventh chords, minor chords, and modes in different time-feels and grooves.

ILVC-220

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Anne Peckham
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: Voice prinipals
Prerequisites: ET-111 and PW-111
Department: VOICE

This course provides singers with the opportunity to gain mastery of the knowledge and skills they learn in their core music classes. Students put their theory knowledge into practice with melodic and rhythmic patterns using solfege, piano, and music notation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ILVC-P117

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Anne Peckham
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: Voice principals
Prerequisites: None
Department: VOICE
This course provides an extension of vocal technique and performance building skills that will support private lesson instruction. Students will better understand how their voices function, how to support their own vocal health, and how to apply vocal and performance techniques to a variety of contemporary and traditional styles of music. Students will receive straightforward, science-based information on the vocal function and this course will provide an opportunity for them to work on common vocal challenges and performance in a classroom environment. Students will learn techniques to protect their voices from misuse and overuse, benefit from observing and working with their classmates, and learn a holistic method of developing their unique, personal method of expression.

 

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