Intermediate Voice (MVO4301.01)

Kerry Ryer-Parke

For students of varying levels of singing ability. Vocal production and physiology will be discussed. Group warm-ups and vocalizations will incorporate exercises to develop breath control, resonance, projection, range, color, and agility. The fundamental concepts of singing will be explored in the preparation of specific song assignments.  Personalization of text and emotional expression will be addressed. Students will study and perform classical song literature (including early Italian songs, 17-18th century arias and repertoire in several languages) to strengthen and to facilitate technical growth before moving on to other contemporary styles of their choice. Students will have half-hour repertory sessions every other week with an accompanist. Students should have previous voice experience and/or study, and some music literacy.

Learning Outcomes:
Functional training in vocal technique as appropriate to varied musical styles
Increased refinement of repertoire, technique and performance
Understanding of body mechanics and alignment as applied to singing

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and audition. Auditions held on Tuesday, May 4 by appointment 4:00-6:00pm on Zoom. Email to schedule: or
Corequisites: Attendance and performance at Music Workshop Tuesday 6:30-8:00 PM
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 2
Tu 2:10PM - 4:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 5
Course Frequency: Every Term

Categories: All courses , Fully In-Person , Voice
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