Class Voice Syllabus
MUS 146 CRN 26486; Spring 2011
MW 9:00-9:50, CAB 1080
Ms. Marina De Ratmiroff, Instructor
Office: CAB 1045; Phone: 910.962.3390 (Message)
Office Hours: By Appointment Only
A. Course Objectives:
á To work on the basic skills of singing, including vocal technique (in speech and singing)
and solo vocal performance.
á To work on self-improvement by developing greater self-awareness, confidence, and expressivity.
á To become a more educated and appreciative classical music audience member.
B. Course Materials (UNCW Bookstore):
á Required Text/Song Anthology: Adventures In Singing by Clifton Ware
á 2 CDÕs to make recording of AIS Song Accompaniments.
á Pianist fee: $6 ($3 for midterm and final) paid at performance times.
C. Expectations and Requirements:
á Regular, prompt attendance and preparation.
á Enthusiastic participation in class discussion and activities.
á Three graded solo performances during the 15-week term. One song will be chosen by
the instructor from the AIS song anthology, two will be chosen by the student from the AIS song anthology. The student will choose two songs to be repeated for the final graded performance. All songs are to be performed from memory.
á Maintenance of a notebook or file for class notes, handouts, performance critiques, weekly
study sheets, and optional vocal study log/journal.
á Two written critiques of solo vocal events approved by instructor.
á Completion of two brief exams (mid-term and final) covering the readings (and accompanying
study sheets), topics discussed in class, and a listening portion based on classical singers presented in class.
D. Typical Class Format:
1. Discussion of lesson topic
2. Physical/vocal exercises
3. Singing group and solo songs
4. Solo singing-constructive comments and coaching
E. Evaluation of Student Effort & Accomplishment:
1. Attendance, preparation, and participation 30%
2. Song performance (studied and memorized) 30%
3. Two written exams (mid-term and final) 20%
4. Attendance to 2 Classical Vocal Concerts, 20%
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