MUSE 231: Voice - 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 230 or Audition.
Transferable to CSU: Yes
Transferable to UC: Yes - Approved
Grading Method: Standard Letter

Catalog Course Description

Advanced vocal exercises and techniques, 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 a full repertoire of advanced vocal exercises and their purposes
  • demonstrate a variety of vocal literature (including classical)
  • demonstrate proficiency at an advanced level of solo vocal performance practices

Major Course Content

  1. Overview of Vocal Vocabulary in Advanced Solo Vocal Music
  2. Overview of Advanced Vocal Techniques and Musical Interpretation in Solo Vocal Music
  3. Individual Assessment of Strengths and Weaknesses
  4. Advanced Vocal Exercises
  5. Repertoire Development Including Italian Language
  6. Musical Style Analysis
  7. Preparation of Selected Repertoire
  8. Preparation of Final Performance
  9. Final Performance

Hours Arranged Content

  1. Listening Analysis (Development of Recognition of Vocal Techniques and Performance Practices
  2. Research and Memorization of Advanced Literature for Solo Voice
  3. Preparation for Performances (Additional Rehearsals in Classroom and On Stage)
  4. Preparation for Final Performance (Stage Etiquette and Microphone Techniques)
  5. Final 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

Song and text analysis. Analysis of song composers and their historical significance.

Examples of Outside Assignments

Study musical scores Apply techniques presented in class to appropriate vocal literature Practice Skills Memorize lyrics and notes to solo songs Listen to rehearsal CDs Attend and analyze technique of vocal concerts Observe activities related to course content Participate in activities related to course content

Instruction Type(s)

Lab, Lecture, Online Education Lab, Online Education Lecture