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Vocal Literature
VOC LIT
CLASS CODE: MUSIC 404 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: MUSIC
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Overview of great opera and art song vocal literature throughout music history, with emphasis on material for use in vocal development and progression.
TAUGHT: Winter
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Great vocal literature of the western world, peformance practice considerations, and teaching merits of particular pieces.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Become familiar with the great vocal repertoire and composers of the western world.
2. Learn salient applicable elements of performance practice.
3. Develop some skill in recognizing and gauging the vocal demands teaching merits inherent in selected pieces.
4. Examine in some detail selected representative pieces of the vocal repertoire. 5. Develop a list of future teaching pieces.
REQUIREMENTS: Written projects and several tests.
PREREQUISITES: Vocal music major status, completion of or concurrent registration in Music Theory 3.
OTHER: This course is required of vocal music majors in the integrated music track, but is not required of vocal music education majors. It is recommended that students taking this class take Music 411, Vocal Pedagogy, first.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2004