MUSE 230: Voice- Intermediate/Advanced

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2023
Credits: 2
Total Contact Hours: 54
Lecture Hours : 36
Lab Hours: 0
Hours Arranged: 18
Outside of Class Hours: 72
Prerequisite: MUSE 131 or Audition.
Transferable to CSU: Yes
Transferable to UC: Yes - Approved
Grading Method: Standard Letter

Catalog Course Description

This course provides a review of intermediate vocal techniques and introduces the first processes of advanced level instruction. Vocal exercises include extension of range, stylistic analysis, and repertoire development used in performing literature for the solo voice. Performance is required. 36 lecture hours, 18 lab hours arranged.

Course Objectives

  • demonstrate knowledge of vocal exercises and purposes
  • demonstrate a variety of vocal repertoires (including classical)
  • demonstrate articulate speech skills as they relate to singing performance
  • demonstrate proficiency in intermediate to advanced level of solo performance practices

Major Course Content

  1. Introduction of Intermediate/Advanced  Vocal Vocabulary.
  2. Overview of Intermediate/Advanced  Vocal Techniques.
  3. Individual Assessment to Determine Student Strengths and Weaknesses
  4. Intermediate/ Advanced Vocal Exercises
  5. Selection of Appropriate Repertoire for Semester Performances
  6. Classroom Analysis of Students Current Vocal Technique
  7. Repeated Performance Examinations
  8. Classical Repertoire Development
  9. More Advanced Skills Related to Successful Singing
  10. Selection of Pieces for Final Performance
  11. Analysis and Preparation for Final Performance
  12. Final Performance

Hours Arranged Content

  1. Stage rehearsal techniques
  2. Additional rehearsals of course work prepared for performances
  3. Combine with other voice classes to develop harmony skills
  4. Public performance

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

Musical scores and related materials of historical and stylistic interest to complement in-class studies.

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Journal of recorded lecture notes

Examples of Outside Assignments

Study (Memorize music, study audio files) Apply techniques presented in class to appropriate vocal literature Practice skills Observe activities related to course content Participate in activities related to course content

Instruction Type(s)

Lab, Lecture, Online Education Lab, Online Education Lecture