SPECIAL NOTE: required unit for all BMus students
Students must obtain a pass in the ensemble requirement to pass this unit
Key Semester Dates
Final WW Date*
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
This is the first of six units of vocal singing that explores the connections between body, voice, breath, emotion and imagination. Emphasis will be given to developing efficient and effective vocal technique and the building of performance/stage-craft skills. A wide range of styles and idioms will be included and students will be expected to demonstrate progressive development throughout the duration of the course.
For Classical and Contemporary majors: a program of study will be established on an individual basis with regard to the needs and stage of development of each student.
For Music Theatre stream majors:
students will work in a group environment, as ensemble performance skill is a major requirement of the genre.
The Classical stream students' program will concentrate on the development of technical fluency, accurate intonation (pitch), correct tempo and rythm, evenness of tone and the clear delivery of song texts.
The Contemporary stream students' program will explore the fundamental performance skills of technical fluency, correct grooves, tempo, rythm and improvisation.
The Music Theatre stream students' program will focus on establishing the foundation for an effective and efficient vocal technique, developing awareness of ensemble skills, and the ability to use the stage space to the interpretation of specific vocal repertoire from the Music Theatre genre.
ASSESSMENT: attendance and performance, as scheduled in 1 x 15 min concert practice; technical exam (50%) plus 30-min end-of-sem exam recital (non-public, panel assessed) (50%)
TEACHING PATTERN: Classical and Contemporary streams: 1 x 90 min performance class; 1 x 60 min specialist lesson (either group or 1-to-1 instruction); 1 x3 hr ensemble rehearsal weekly
Music Theatre stream: 1 x 1-hr vocal techniques and 1 x 90-minute repertoire & performance workshop weekly (13 weeks)
NB: Students are allocated one Concert Practice performance date during the semester and are encouraged to participate.
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.