Vocal Chamber Ensemble (MVO4126.01)

Kerry Ryer-Parke

So you have a voice. What will you say with it? Some topics are too profound for one voice alone- we need to sing with others, to become more than a sum of our parts. This ensemble is for confident singers interested in becoming a vital member of a musical team, performing sacred and secular works old and new, a capella and accompanied, from varied traditions and cultures. Music will be chosen for its capacity to challenge, inspire, and transcend the everyday. Ensemble members will bring varied abilities to the ensemble, but all will gain skills in vocal technique, listening, blend, intonation, memorization, sight-reading, phrasing, and interpretation while preparing music for performance later in the term.

Prerequisites: Audition or permission of the instructor. Auditions for returning students will be Tuesday, May 7, 12-2:00pm in Jennings #218. Fall auditions (for incoming students) will be posted. Singing, choral or instrumental experience preferred. Musical literacy; some sight-singing (students who learn "by ear" may paticipate with permission, but be prepared to do extensive work on your own with provided MIDI tracks.
Credits: 4
M 4:10pm-6:00pm;W 4:10pm-6:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Four Credit, Voice, 4000, Kerry Ryer-Parke.