Courses may consist of individual instruction, ensembles, cantata and oratorio, pedagogy, vocal literature, music history and electives.
Acting for Opera
Topics include physical awareness, improvisation, focus, gesture, dramatic and musical analysis, and style of presentation in auditions and concerts. This course focuses on the basics of acting in a solo situation with the added dimension of music and consists of lectures, presentations, critiques, and in-class exercises.
Art Song Repertoire
Examining the fusion of poetry and music, composers’ song styles and signature musical characteristics are grouped nationally. Areas may include German, French, American, British, Italian, Spanish and Russian.
Using the principles of physiology, psychology, and acoustics as related to the vocal arts in an environment conducive to sustaining vocal health. In addition to lectures on techniques and artistry of singing students observe voice faculty in individual lessons and master class environments.