Music Theatre Vocal Technique [MUTH 210]
LEARNING HOURS 120 (24S;12G;84P)
NOTE: For 2020-2021 no audition required
Prerequisite: Open to all Queen’s undergraduate students. Priority given to students registered in a Dan School Plan. Registration by the Dan School upon successful audition.
This course is a lot of fun if you enjoy performing musical theatre duets from different eras, watching your peers sing and dance, and seeing clips of famous performers to inspire and educate you! We learn about the history of musical theatre by watching the other students’ live performances; the course begins with operetta and ends with what is playing on Broadway today. Every week, half the class delves into the history of the era and the kind of singing and acting style of the period, and the other half is a performance masterclass. Students have the opportunity to work with myself and the pianist, finessing their skills. I talk about how the voice works, vocal health, auditions and repertoire, acting through song, vocal techniques, connecting to your acting partner, and how to sing fearlessly. Attendance is very important in this course, as is rehearsing on your own. Looking forward to watching your audition videos!
Please note: MUTH courses can also count as Drama or MUSC or STSC MUSC/ART option
INSTRUCTOR: Melissa Morris