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Song Interpretation
SONG INTERP
CLASS CODE: TA 335 CREDITS:  4
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: THEATRE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Concentrated practical work with textual analysis, emotional, physical characterization, staging/blocking techniques, types of progression in songs, auditioning, and centering the dramatic focus within a song.This course fosters specific and unique creation of character by performers while singing. Two distinctive methodologies for analyzing, interpreting, staging and performing solos and audition material are taught and refined.
TAUGHT: Fall even years
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Dramatic context; operative structure, paraphrasing; subtexting; focal language; Fred Silver's acting techniques: passive, active, stage directions and dramatic monologue/counterpoint.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Develop a unique format for interpreting any song by combining techniques taught in class.
Master staging methods, learn textual analysis approaches, and engage in practical experiences to heighten and refine abilities.
REQUIREMENTS: Regular attendance for studio sessions is required. Four or five written exams will cover lecture and reading materials. Students are expected to meet with a rehearsal accompanist outside of class approximately thirty minutes each week to refine preparation of performance material.
PREREQUISITES: None, but if you do not read music, passing the class will be extremely difficult.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001