MUSC 3701 Techniques in Performance for Singers

3 hours; 1 credit

An investigation into practical techniques for dynamic and truthful story-telling in singing using songs in the singer?s native language. Exercises will explore the kinesthetic, vocal, and facial modes: how to expand their vocabulary and strength, and how to release tensions that arise as each of the performance modes are asked to channel higher levels of performance energy. Specific attention will be given to how we combine the modes into the unique form of opera/musical theater. The first half of class is dedicated to exploratory exercises, and the second half of class is dedicated to putting discoveries from those exercises into practical use in singing repertoire in a master class setting. The class will culminate in a performance of the selected songs in the singer?s native language. May be taken for credit each semester the student is enrolled.

Prerequisite: audition


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