required unit for all BMus voice students Students are expected to attend masterclasses of visiting artists specific to their field of study (ie classical or contemporary).
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).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2014 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2014 will be available from the 1st October 2013.
DESCRIPTION This is the sixth 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. A program of study will be established on an individual basis with regard to the needs and stage of development of each student. The Classical stream student's repertoire will be drawn from song literature of the 16th - 21st centuries. It is expected that the student sing Italian, German, French & Latin repertoire in the original language. The Contemporary stream student's program demands a mastery of performance skills in a variety of styles incorporating scat singing, jazz improvisation as well as demonstrating professional stage presentation skills.
End of semester performance exam, evaluation of work undertaken through the semester: 60%, 20-30 minutes of music
Weekly activities: 40%, assessment of the student's weekly preparation and participation in all unit activities, classes and rehearsals eg. teacher's mark, concert/repertoire diary, ensemble activities, excerpts performance et al
TEACHING PATTERN: 1-2 x 90 min performance classes or group workshop; 1 x 60 min specialist lesson (either group or 1-to-1 instruction); 1 x3 hr ensemble activity/rehearsal weekly
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.