Vocal Techniques and Methods

Course Number: 180*/3.0 3L, 1T (Course Code Explanation)

Open To: B.Mus. and B.Mus./B.Ed. students, non-B.Mus. students

Area(s): Music Education

Instructor(s): Ms. Dianne Baird

Term(s): A

Day(s) and Time(s): M: 11.30-1.30, W: 11.30-12.30

Room: HLH 120

Calendar Description

An introduction to the study of the singing voice through class instruction. Fundamental techniques that can be used in a teaching situation will be emphasized. Includes the study of the changing voice (male and female), breathing techniques, vowel formations, warm-ups, method books and teaching techniques. Enrolment is limited.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s) / Exclusion(s)

  • NOTE Enrolment is limited to students in a MUSC Plan or the B.Mus. Program
  • EXCLUSION No more than 6.0 units from MUSC 180-189/3.0 (BMUS excepted).

Additional Information

Students will receive 36 hours of instruction in one term.  Students will have the opportunity to play/sing in a tutorial/lab/choir once per week. During this experience they will learn song leading, elemental conducting, e.g., breathing with the entry, down-beat, cut-off, how to solve problems in a class of beginning musicians, as well as using warm-up and techniques in the class sessions.