Vocal Techniques and Methods [MUSC 280]
Instructor: Darrell Bryan
Based on current vocal science, this introduction to the study of the singing voice will teach you about the structure of the voice, how to use your voice efficiently and safely, and how to teach others to find their true sound. The structure of this course involves not only classroom instruction, but is complemented by practical exercises including not only individual an focus, but also the foundations of teaching singing in a group setting
Fundamental techniques that can be used in a teaching situation will be emphasized. The course includes the study of the changing voice (male and female), vocal health, breathing techniques, vowel formations, warm-ups, method books and teaching techniques. Once completed, students will be able to describe the mechanism of how to sing and how to teach different styles.
In the Fall term of the 2020-21 academic year, this course will be offered by remote instruction. Our classes will consist of a weekly synchronous meeting where we will learn and practice techniques, along with a series of video lectures, collaborative assignments, and digital projects that will allow you to demonstrate your learning. There will be a number of assignment options that students can choose from to complete the course.
NOTE: Students with RCM Grade 8 Theory or equivalent may request permission from the School to take the course.
PREREQUISITE: Registration in a BMUS or BMT Plan or MUSC 104/3.0. OPEN TO ALL QUEEN'S STUDENTS.
EXCLUSION: No more than 6.0 units from MUSC 180-189/3.0 (BMUS excepted).