Course: MUSC 2616Division
: Fine Arts, Comm, and New MediaDepartment
: Private Voice IISemester Approved
: Summer 2019Five-Year Review Semester
: Fall 2024End Semester
: Spring 2025Catalog Description
: This course provides students with individual vocal instruction. Private instruction is required of music majors each semester during college. Music majors receive one-hour lessons each week of the semester. The course is repeatable for credit. This course develops and improves a student's technical, interpretive, sight reading, pedagogical, and improvisational skills as well as developing a student's understanding of the history and repertory of the specific instrument/voice. A jury is required at the end of the semester. The jury accounts for 20% of the grade for the course. Students must successfully pass the jury at the end of their second semester of 1000 level private instruction in order to register for 2000 level private instruction. An additional fee is required.Semesters Offered
: Fall, SpringCredit/Time Requirement
: Credit: 1; Lecture: 1; Lab: 0Repeatable
: MUSC 1616 or consent of instructorJustification
: As an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), Snow College is required to provide competent private instruction for music majors in all vocal and instrumental specialties. Private instruction is required of music majors in four-year music degree programs and must appear on student transcripts. This course offers an excellent opportunity for all Snow College students to develop musicianship and performance skills. Courses of this type are taught at all NASM accredited institutions in Utah.Student Learning Outcomes:
Continue to develop good practice habits, and keep track of practice hours using a practice journal or log sheet. This outcome will be assessed through evaluation of the student's practice log or journal.
Learn repertoire appropriate to intermediate to an advanced grade level. This outcome will be assessed through evaluation of the student's preparation at weekly lessons, masterclasses, recitals, and the jury.
Learn intermediate and advanced technique skills necessary to perform more challenging repertoire. This outcome will be assessed through evaluation of the student's preparation at weekly lessons, masterclasses, recitals, and the jury.
Memorize music for performance (where appropriate). This outcome will be assessed through evaluation of the student's preparation at weekly lessons, masterclasses, recitals, and the jury.
Continue to demonstrate proper artistic style and technical facility. This outcome will be assessed through evaluation of the student's preparation at weekly lessons, masterclasses, recitals, and the jury. Content:
• Practice journal development
• Continuing work on body posture including embouchure, hand and feet positions, and breathing techniques
• Advanced technique study, including use of vibrato and performance in extreme ranges
• Greater focus on instruction in performance practice appropriate to stylistic periods
• Continuing development of tone strength and quality within all ranges of the instrument
• Development of dynamic ranges appropriate to all types of literature
• In depth study of languages necessary to perform music appropriately
• Study of major and minor scales and arpeggios
• Study of method books and etudes appropriate to student playing level
• Study of solo repertoire appropriate for second-year college students and/or the individual level of the student
• Development of performance technique, including memorization techniques, stage deportment and anxiety management
• Study and practice will be assessed through instructor feedback and public performance. Key Performance Indicators:
Students in private music instruction courses are assessed in the following ways (percentages are approximate):
Attendance at lessons 30 to 35%
Documented practice hours 30 to 35%
Master class participation and performance 10 to 15%
Recital participation and performance 10 to 15%
Jury participation and performance 10 to 15%Representative Text and/or Supplies:
Repertoire will vary depending on student background, experience and ability level.
Typical second-year repertoire might include:
Opera arias for Soprano, Mezzo Soprano, Tenor, Baritone or Bass, Hal Leonard, current edition
Oratorio arias for Soprano, Mezzo Soprano, Tenor, Baritone and Bass, Hal Leonard, current edition Pedagogy Statement:
This course is delivered via direct instruction, mentoring, & modeling.Instructional Mediums:
LectureMaximum Class Size
: 1Optimum Class Size