Master Course Outline
MUSC 216
College Voice IV


Credits: 1- 2
Clock Hours per Quarter: 30

Lecture Hours:10    Lab Hours:20


Description
College voice classes offer instruction for students of every ability. Beginners as well as students pursuing transfer music degrees will benefit from any College Voice class. Students are offered practical tools for accessing their inherent vitality, expressiveness, and grace. Performing opportunities include recitals, original operettas (Winter quarter) and collaboration with the WWCC Theatre Department. MUSC 216 offers a more in-depth study of specific elements of efficient vocal technique and performance. These include vocal purity, the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and appropriate vocal literature for each individual. Choral singers, all music majors, elementary education majors as well as students who simply want to continue to improve their singing will benefit from this class.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Apply major terms, vocabulary, methods, concepts, and theories relevant to singing.
  • Recognize and describe efficient vocal techniques.
  • Practice technical awareness and employ new skills.
  • Identify, critique, and correct inefficient personal singing habits.
  • Evaluate use of proper technique.
  • Assess and critique group performance.
  • Collaborate with a pianist.
  • Dramatize a song while employing new vocal techniques.

  • Course Topics
  • Easy, full, and efficient inhalation.
  • Exhalation providing stability, vibrancy, and vocal energy.
  • Accurate intonation.
  • Natural timbre and vibrato.
  • Balanced chiaroscuro (bright and dark tones).
  • Vocal range and registers.
  • Vocal flexibility.
  • Healthy onset and offset.
  • Balanced resonance.
  • Efficient and buoyant alignment and body use.
  • Awareness of inhibiting habits.
  • Healthy vocal habits.
  • Efficient vocal habits.
  • Effective use of vowels and consonants.
  • Music preparation and memorization.
  • Collaborative pianist/ensemble singing.
  • Accurate rhythm, pitches, phrasing, dynamics.
  • Expressing the life of the music and the story of the song.
  • Dramatic interpretation that engages the listeners.
  • Performance anxiety.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    MUSC 216
    Spring 2016
    7585
    Julie Jones
    MUSC 216
    Winter 2016
    7549
    Julie Jones
    MUSC 216
    Fall 2015
    7518
    Julie Jones
    MUSC 216
    Spring 2015
    1398
    Julie Jones
    MUSC 216
    Winter 2015
    1416
    Julie Jones


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
    X
     
    X
    X
    X
    X
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.