Course Content: A study of the principles and techniques of teaching voice, including methods and procedures for individual and group instruction. In-class observation and individual teaching required.
MUSC Students in this course must demonstrate competency by passing the mid-term and final exams and by showing understanding of vocal teaching methods through written exposition of the clinical teaching assignment.
Aug. 26 Introduction: History of Vocal Training
Sept. 2 Preface, Intro., chapter 1 (pp. 1-29)
9 Chapters 2, 3 (pp. 30-44)
16 Chapter 4 (pp.45-63)
23 Chapters 5, 6 (pp. 64-74)
30 Chapters 7,8(pp. 75-92
Oct. 7 Chapters 9, 10, 11 (pp. 93-113)
14 Chapters 12, 13 (pp. 114-123)
21 Mid-term exam
28 Review mid-term, Recordings
Nov. 1 (Monday)Appendices 1, 2, 3, 4 (pp. 124-146); Start Lessons
11 Dr. Jerry Giles MD (Otorhinolaryngologist)
18 Experiments; Vocal Rep
Dec. 2 Use of Appoggiatura; Review for Final
9 Final (5:45-7:45pm)
Outside assignment: Teach 4 one-half private voice lessons. For each lesson, record the following data:
A. Your overall assessment of vocal condition.
B. Describe what you hear and see (be specific).
C. Postulate possible causes of observed faults.
D. Indicate remedies prescribed to overcome observed faults.
Grading will be based on scheduled tests, outside teaching assigmment and attendance.
Outside assignment must be typed.
Late outside assignment will be given one lower grade.
Attendance policy: The student is allowed 2 unexcused absences. Each additional absence lowers the final grade by one letter grade.
ACADEMIC DISHONESTY: Cheating, collusion, and plagiarism (the act of using source material of other persons, either published or unpublished, without following the accepted techniques of crediting, or the submission for credit of work not the individual’s to whom credit is given). Additional guidelines on procedures in these matters may be found in the Dean of Students’ Office.
DISRUPTION OF TEACHING: Disruption or obstruction of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary proceedings, or other university activities authorized to be held or conducted on the premises of Midwestern State University. Such activity includes classroom behavior that interferes with either the instructor’s ability to conduct the class or the ability of other students to profit from the instructional program.
INSTRUCTOR DROP: An instructor may drop a student any time during the semester for excessive absences, for consistently failing to meet class assignments, for an indifferent attitude, or for disruptive conduct.
OFFICE HOURS: If for any reason you need to talk to me out of class, please refer to the available office hours posted on my door, or schedule an appointment.
SOCIAL JUSTICE: Social justice is one of Midwestern State University’s stated core values and the professor considers the classroom to be a place where students will be treated with respect as human beings, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Moreover, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided the students can agree to disagree. It is the professor’s expectation that ALL students be able to consider the classroom a safe environment.
If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, if you have emergency medical information that needs sharing, or if you need special accommodations in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible.
Federal privacy law prohibits me from releasing information about students to certain parties outside of the university without the signed consent of the student. Thus, in almost all cases I will not discuss your academic progress or other matters with your parents. Please do not have them call me. Regardless of these important legal considerations, it is my general policy to communicate with the students, not their parents even when a student has signed a consent form. College students are adults and are expected to behave accordingly