Voice Performance Intensive (MVO4404.02, section 2)

Virginia Warnken Kelsey

For students of varying levels of singing ability. This course will teach fundamental concepts of healthy voice technique that can be applied to singing in any style. Students will work towards individual goals through regular practice of warmups, vocalizations and awareness exercises, and progress will be assessed by preparation and performance of specific song assignments. Vocal production and physiology will be discussed, as well as personalization of text and emotional expression. Students will study and perform at least one classical art song or aria to strengthen and facilitate technical growth, as well as explore repertoire in other vocal styles that move a student towards their individual performance goals (as determined with guidance from the instructor).
Students should have previous singing experience and/or study and some music literacy. Students will maintain a written record of their process and progress throughout the term. Sections will meet as a combination of group classes and individual private lessons with the instructor. Students will also have an individual half-hour session with a pianist every other week to work on repertoire.


Learning Outcomes:
Individualized vocal instruction and confidence singing in varied styles
Increasing refinement of vocal technique and interpretation
Preparation for performance
Increased awareness and presence


Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Two terms of Intermediate Voice and permission of instructor (contact: virginiakelsey@bennington.edu). Preference given to students planning Advanced Work in Voice, or with Music in their Plan.
Corequisites: Attendance and performance at Music Workshop Tuesday 6:30-8:00 PM.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
TBA (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 5
Course Frequency: Every Term

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