Fall 2013 - Undergraduate Course Description
Intructor:
Evans, Kathryn
Discipline and Number
MUSI 3382 Section: 501
Day:
R Time: 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Course Title:
Best of Broadway

DESCRIPTION OF COURSE:

Students must audition and be accepted to take this course. Students with no prior experience in voice should take MUSI 2325, Group Voice. Please contact the instructor for an audition appointment by emailing kcevans@utdallas.edu.

This course will focus on basic singing techniques and interpretive skills, and is recommended for students who have had previous vocal training or experience in performance. Instruction will concentrate on fundamentals of correct breathing, tone production, and diction in English. Students will learn the basics of staging and deportment.

REQUIRED TEXTS:

Copland, What to Listen for in Music (first semester students) or Holst, The ABC of Music (second semester students). Third semester students will study music harmony and theory.

Music will be supplied by the instructor.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS/EVALUATION CRITERIA:

Course attendance: The course will meet together during the class time as a group. The course will require regular attendance; unexcused absences will affect the course grade. We will be working together on scenes from musical theatre; and several pieces of music chosen by the student with the consent of the instructor. All students in this course will participate in the following concerts (mandatory):

Musical Theatre concert: Best of Broadway VI in November and

Fall Arts Festival at the end of the semester in December.


Concert Attendance: Students will also be required to attend 2 concerts during the semester, either at UTD or in the Dallas metroplex area. In addition to free concerts here at UTD, we also will have free or low-cost tickets to Dallas Opera, Dallas Symphony, etc. available through the Student Center. You must write a one-page review of the concert to get credit for attendance. All concerts must be approved in advance by the instructor.

Papers: Each student will also be required to prepare in writing a brief historical summary, a biographical sketch of the composer, and translations (if necessary) of their pieces. Written work may include character and scene analysis and staging directions. Minimum requirement is three pages per piece of music. You should include a bibliography of at least three sources. Due dates for each paper will be announced in advance.



MUSI 3382 may be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum).

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