Vocal students will learn to sing using healthy vocal technique for the young adult voice. This is a performance class and students will be expected to sing alone for the instructor and the class, and with others in small and large ensembles. The vocal literature performed will be comprised of folk songs, musical theater songs, jazz standards, classical songs, and contemporary or self-composed songs. Music notation, diction, choral technique and sight-singing will be studied and practiced.
Vocal technique: introduction to the vocal mechanism; posture; breathing; vowel and consonant production; vocal flexibility.
Music reading/functional harmony/beginning song writing.
Performance: solo and small/large ensembles.
Vocal students will explore the ways music enriches our lives. Through listening, performing, researching, and creating, students will investigate the many ways humans express themselves through the language of music. Students will be exposed to a wealth of information regarding the fundamentals of music, how music is created, various genres of music and the relationship of music to other cultures and curricular areas.