Course Detail: VOCL314 - MUSIC ACADEMY: VOCALS II Intermediate/Advanced (Middle & High School) IN-PERSON

VOCALS II: This class focuses on the maturing vocal students interested in the honing and strengthening of their vocal instrument through an intensive week long program of instruction. This program provides an engaging and rewarding musical experience that will push students and help them reach their full potential. Students will receive group voice work in a master repertoire class with students of similar experience and skill, individualized coaching, music theory and sight reading instruction.

Course Objectives:

  • Become familiar with the full range of your vocal instrument
  • Acquire advanced practice skills for the development of a proper singing technique
  • Develop an appreciation of your performing strengths
  • Learn to critically listen to other distinguished voices
  • Exposure to various vocal styles through open recitals and recordings
Course Goals: Students to acquire and assimilate a singing technique through developing:

  • Correct posture and breathing
  • Healthy tone production
  • Correct diction and articulation
  • Musicianship skills including melodic notation and its application to the keyboard
  • Expressive interpretation of folk songs, arts songs, and musical theatre songs
  • Stage presence, poise and personal motivation

Students receive their tutelage from UMBC music faculty member Janice Jackson, Director of the Jubilee Singers, and UMBC Choir.  Singers of all proficiency levels are invited to join us for this fun weeklong summer experience dedicated to their musical enrichment and growth.

Daily practice of 30 minutes or more outside of the class is critical to ensure success success.  

LUNCH: Students staying for full day or for both morning and afternoon sessions can bring or buy their lunch.  All students will eat lunch on Campus in The Commons, a small food court.

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