Indiana University

Voice Department

Courses

Jacobs School Bulletin

2013-2014
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Courses offered by the Voice Department are listed below. Please check the Schedule of Classes for course offerings each semester. The letter "P" identifies prerequisites for the course listed.

For Voice Performance Study courses (lessons, masterclass, and recitals), please click here.

MUS  V101 - Voice Class

Instruction for beginners in use of the voice, vocal techniques, music reading skills, and artistic presentation.

MUS  V910 - Vocal Coaching (Graduate Voice Majors)

MUS  E494 - Vocal Pedagogy

P: Successful completion of upper-division examination. Principles of voice production. Quality, diction, range, breathing, vocalization, dynamics, agility, and vocal hygiene as bases for an approach to voice teaching.

MUS  E594 - Voice Pedagogy

P: Voice major or consent of instructor. A study of the components of voice production - respiration, phonation, resonance, and articulation - along with practical methods to address voice classification, tonal quality, diction, registration, and other related topics. A major paper on a related subject and supervised teaching through assignment of students to members of the class will be required.

MUS  E694 - Applied Voice Pedagogy

P: E594 Voice Pedagogy or permission of instructor. A course intended to prepare doctoral students for positions in higher education. Class components will include preparation of such items as a curriculum vitae, philosophy of teaching, personal website, as well as a major research paper and multimedia lecture.

MUS  E695 - Seminar in Voice Pedagogy Research

P: Voice major or consent of instructor. For advanced students in voice and voice pedagogy. A study of materials related to the study of voice pedagogy through resource reviews. A major research paper and multimedia lecture will be prepared and presented.

MUS  E696 - Practicum in Teaching Studio Voice

P: E 694 Applied Comparative Voice Pedagogy or E 695 Seminar in Vocal Pedagogy Research and consent of instructor. For doctoral students in voice who have not held associate instructor positions in voice. Supervised teaching experience of secondary voice students. Development of syllabi and materials for studio voice instruction.

MUS  M431 - Song Literature I

P: Junior standing. Introductory survey of representative non-operatic solo vocal repertoire of the United States, the British Isles, Italy, Germany, Austria, and France. Techniques and application of song study, musicianship, interpretation, performance practice, and program building.

MUS  M432 - Song Literature II

P: Junior standing; M431 Song Literature I. Introductory survey of representative non-operatic solo vocal repertoire of the United States, the British Isles, Italy, Germany, Austria, and France. Techniques and application of song study, musicianship, interpretation, performance practice, and program building.

MUS  M531 - Song Literature III

Advanced survey of both standard and non­standard non-operatic solo vocal repertoire of the United States, the British Isles, Italy, Germany, Austria, France, and other nations. Techniques and application of song study, musicianship, interpretation, performance practice, and program building.

MUS  M532 - Song Literature IV

Advanced survey of both standard and non­standard non-operatic solo vocal repertoire of the United States, the British Isles, Italy, Germany, Austria, France, and other nations. Techniques and application of song study, musicianship, interpretation, performance practice, and program building.

MUS  M685 - Solo Vocal Literature before 1800

Discussion of repertoire of the period for professional performance and for teaching purposes. Special attention to anthologies of early Italian song and musical rhetoric. Creation of an annotated bibliography and repertoire logs from extensive listening.

MUS  M686 - Early Romantic Song Literature

Discussion of Lieder from Beethoven through Schumann; French mélodie  before Fauré; songs by Italian bel canto composers and the early Russian romance. Special attention to identifying repertoire appropriate for teaching undergraduates as well as professional recitals. Creation of an annotated bibliography and repertoire logs from extensive listening.

MUS  M687 - Late Romantic Song Literature

Discussion of Lieder from Brahms through Mahler and Strauss. French mélodie from Fauré to Duparc. Romantic Scandinavian song. Special attention to identifying repertoire appropriate for teaching undergraduates as well as professional recitals. Creation of an annotated bibliography and repertoire logs from extensive listening.

MUS  M688 - Solo Vocal Literature after 1900

Discussion of Lieder after Berg; French mélodie Debussy and after; British song beginning with Vaughan Williams; Spanish language songs of the period; the development of an American "voice" in song. Special attention to identifying repertoire appropriate for teaching undergraduates as well as professional recitals. Creation of an annotated bibliography and repertoire logs from extensive listening.

MUS  U263 - Pronunciation of Historical Languages

A survey of the changes in the pronunciation of Romance and Germanic languages from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century.

MUS  V910 - Vocal Coaching (Graduate Voice Majors)

MUS  V350 - French Diction for Singers

P: V120 English Diction for Singers and FRIT F100 Elementary French I or equivalent, or permission of the instructor. Fundamentals of French phonetics. Explanation of rules governing Lyric French pronunciation. Supervised singing of solo vocal repertoire with clarity and expression.

MUS  V120 - English Diction for Singers

Introduction to International Phonetic Alphabet. Thorough study of standard English Lyric pronunciation. Supervised singing of solo vocal repertoire with clarity and expression.

MUS  V250 - German Diction for Singers

P: V120 English Diction for Singers and GER G100 Elementary German I or equivalent, or permission of the instructor. Fundamentals of German phonetics. Explanation of rules governing Lyric German pronunciation. Supervised singing of solo vocal repertoire with clarity and expression.

MUS  V150 - Italian Diction for Singers

P: V120 English Diction for Singers and FRIT M100 Elementary Italian I or equivalent, or permission of the instructor. Fundamentals of Italian phonetics. Explanation of rules governing Lyric Italian pronunciation. Supervised singing of solo vocal repertoire with clarity and expression.