Intermediate Voice (MVO4301.01, Section 1)

Tom Bogdan
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The fundamental concepts of singing will be discussed and vocal production and physiology will be explored. Listening to important singers and creating a vocabulary to describe their voices and styles will be an introductory part of the class. Group warm-ups and vocalizations will incorporate exercises to develop breath control, resonance, projection, range, color, agility, memorization, and ensemble listening as preparation for learning specific song assignments. Personalization of text and emotional expression will also be addressed as songs are worked on. Students will study and perform different styles from the more traditional song literature to strengthen and facilitate technical growth before moving on to other contemporary styles. They will prepare and perform songs and/or arias in one or more languages.

Corequisites: Attendance and participation Music Workshop (Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00)

Prerequisites: Auditions will take place on Wednesday, November 29 from 5-7pm in Jennings 216. Please prepare a short simple acapella song that shows your range and singing ability. Contact ginadeibel@bennington.edu for additional details.
Credits: 2
T 10:00am - 11:50am
Maximum Enrollment: 5
This course is categorized as 4000, All courses, Thomas Bogdan, Tuesday and/or Friday Mornings, Two Credit, Voice.