Rock and Metal Technique for Band Vocalists (MVO4252.01)

Thann Scoggin

This class focuses on contemporary singing styles such as rock, heavy metal, and pop, specifically pertaining to students’ work with bands on campus. We will explore the fundamental concepts of singing through the preparation of repertoire for the students’ bands. Students may occasionally be assigned other repertoire relevant to specific technical goals. Group warm-ups and vocalizations will incorporate exercises to develop breath control, resonance, projection, range, color, and agility. We will discuss vocal production and physiology, personalization of text and emotional expression, and microphone technique. We will also work to schedule coaching sessions with the students and their bands outside of regular course time.


Learning Outcomes:
Functional training in vocal technique as appropriate to varied popular musical styles
Understanding of body mechanics and alignment as applied to singing
Functioning cooperatively in a group instructional setting, as it relates directly to group dynamics in a band


Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Video audition required: Students interested in taking this course should send a video recording of their band from either performance or rehearsal to virginiakelsey@bennington.edu. Video auditions should be 3-5 minutes in length.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 2
M 3:40PM -5:30PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 10
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: 4000 , All courses , Faculty Update , Fully In-Person , Two Credit , Updates , Voice
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,