With the permission of the managing director of the Vocal Studies Department, students in other departments may participate in some of these courses.
DCT 401–402; 1 g.c./term
The application of diction fundamentals to prepare for vocal performances.
Voice Repertoire Coaching
VRP 101–102; 2 s.h./term
VRP 401–402; 2 g.c./term
Vocal and musical preparation with opera and voice coaches for operatic and recital performances.
VRP 111-112; 0.5 s.h./term
OPR 501.1–502.1; 1 g.c./term
An introduction to gentle, novel, guided movement sequences that focus awareness on the subtle patterns of movement, breathing, and alignment. The course aims to enhance flexibility, intelligence, and grace in movement. Credit may also be granted for yoga classes.
History of Singing: The Recorded Legacy
MHS 211–212; 2 s.h./term
A study of the history of vocal performance, using recordings from the past and present.
VRP 205–206; 1 s.h./term
An undergraduate course in the method of developing the emotional and physical life of a character through examination of the text. Using improvisation and other methods, the course cultivates the skill of acting while singing.
Voice Performance Seminar
VRP 301–302; 1 s.h./term
Weekly undergraduate repertoire class for voice majors.
Opera History Seminar
OPR 505–506; 1 g.c./term
A study of the growth of the operatic form from the Camerata of 1597 to the mid-20th century. Emphasis is on major works of the standard operatic literature from Italy, France, and Germany.
OPR 571–572; 3 g.c./term
OPR 671–672; 3 g.c./term
Rehearsals for major productions.
Opera Performance Seminar
VRP 521–522; 1 g.c./term
Weekly graduate repertoire class for opera majors, in which singers can perform for each other and try out new material in a constructive environment.