Intermediate Voice (MVO4301.03, Section 3)

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 traditional 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. Students will have half-hour repertory sessions every other week with an accompanist. Students must have previous voice experience and/or study, and some music literacy.

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 apappas@bennington.edu for additional details.
Credits: 2
Th 10:00am - 11:50am
Maximum Enrollment: 5
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Two Credit, Voice, 4000, Kerry Ryer-Parke, Monday and/or Thursday Mornings.