Principles and Techniques of Writing for the Voice
Offered - Fall, Spring, Summer
Course number - CM-355
Examination of representative solo vocal works from the 19th and 20th centuries (including works requiring nontraditional vocal techniques), with emphasis on dramatic organization, relationship of music to text, and appropriateness to the capacity of the trained singing voice. Special attention given to principles of vocal technique and speech articulation as they apply to composition, principles of vocal notation, and considerations of opera and musical theater. Students will be expected to write specified vocal passages based on assigned texts as well as participate in some improvisation and dramatic reading of texts in class.
Course Chair: Arnold Friedman
Prerequisites: CM-212, and CP-210 or CP-212
Required of: None
Electable by: All