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									           COURSE SYLLABUS OUTLINE FOR VOCAL PEDAGOGY
                     Program: Salzburg Summer 2008
                     Instructor: Dr. Heather Hunnicutt
                    Course Number: MUS 320-70/541-70
                              Credit Hours: 3


I.         Title: Vocal Pedagogy

II.        Catalog Description: This will be a lecture course devoted to the study of
           vocal pedagogy including the anatomy and physiology of the singing
           mechanism. There will be field trips to the various Mozart memorial sites,
           musical events in the Salzburg Festival and other Salzburg locations, and day
           or weekend excursions to the opera house and Beethoven’s House in Vienna.
           Taught by Dr. Heather Hunnicutt.

III.       Purpose: This course is designed to help you understand the physiology
           behind singing, both your own and other artists.’

IV.        Course Objectives: It is my goal that by the end of the course, you will:
          Have a basic knowledge of the vocal anatomy involved in respiration,
           phonation and resonation of the human voice
          Have a starting knowledge of the functionality of the vocal physiology and
           how to manipulate those muscles to produce vocal change
          Be able to listen critically to singing and analyze vocal function from sound
           and sight
          Start to be able to prescribe corrective measures for vocal faults
          Understand and implement good habits of proper vocal health

V.     Content Outline:
 Go over syllabus, complete & turn in Background Assessment Form;
   Introductions & icebreaker; Discussion: Why Is Vocal Pedagogy Important?
 Respiration Anatomy & Function (Read Doscher Chap 1)
 Respiration Listening Assignment handed out (include in Pedagogy Journal
   before next collection); Discuss Pedagogy Journal, Voice Lesson Observations,
   Self Voice Lesson Evaluations, Mocks; Discussion of Breath Management in
   Singing (Read Miller Chap 2)
 Respiration Continued; Discussion; Unanswered questions
 Diagnosing and Correcting Respiration Faults; Discussion of Breathing Exercises
   for singing; Devising a breathing plan for students (Read McKinney Chap 1, 4)
 Phonation Anatomy & Function (Read Doscher Chap 2 & 3)
 Phonation Listening Assignment handed out (include in Pedagogy Journal before
   next collection); Discussion of coordinated onset and release (Read Miller Chap
   1)
 Phonation Continued; Discussion; Unanswered questions
     Hand out Respiration & Phonation essay(s); Diagnosing and Correcting
      Phonation Faults; Discussion of varied Phonation Exercises for singing; Devising
      a phonation plan for students (Read McKinney Chap 5)
     RESPIRATION & PHONATION EXAM (Pedagogy Journal Collection #1 -
      includes Listening Assignment #1; Voice Lesson Observation #1; all “questions
      remaining at the end of the reading assignment”s thus far)
     Resonation Anatomy & Function; Acoustics (Read Doscher Chap 5 & 6) (Final
      Paper Proposal Due)
     Journals returned; Discussion of Journal Study Questions; Resonation &
      Registration Listening Assignment handed out (include in Pedagogy Journal
      before next collection); Resonation Continued; (Read Miller Chapter 4, 9 & 10)
     Hand back paper proposals; Hand out Resonation & Registration essay(s);
      Diagnosing and Correcting Resonation and Register Faults; Discussion of
      Resonation and Registration Exercises for singing; Devising a
      resonation/registration plan for students (Read McKinney 6 & 8)
     RESONATION & REGISTRATION EXAM (Pedagogy Journal Collection
      #2 - includes Listening Assignment #1 & 2; Voice Lesson Observation #1 & 2; all
      “questions remaining at the end of the reading assignment”s thus far)
     Overview of Vocal Health and Hygiene; Common Medical Diagnosis and
      Treatment of Professional Voice Users (Read Sataloff Chap 9)
     Other factors in vocal pedagogy: posture, articulation, etc
     Effects of Age on the Voice and Hearing Loss (Read Sataloff Chap 10 & 11)
     Synthesis: creating comprehensive technical goals and strategies for student and
      self
     Voice Misuse and Abuse (Read Sataloff Chap 21 & 24)
     Synthesis continued: creating comprehensive technical goals and strategies for
      student and self
     Musical Performance Anxiety
     Hand out Vocal Health & Hygiene essay(s); Review for Exam
     Mock Voice Lessons
     VOCAL HEALTH & HYGIENE EXAM
     Mock Voice Lessons
     FINAL PAPER PRESENTATIONS (Final Paper Due!!; Pedagogy Journal
      Collection #3 - includes Listening Assignment #1, 2 & 3; Voice Lesson
      Observation #1, 2 & 3; Two Self Voice Lesson Evaluations; Mock Voice Lesson
      Responses; all “questions remaining at the end of the reading assignment”s)

VI.      Instructional Activities: Lecture; Powerpoint & Interactive Multimedia;
         Anatomy Coloring and Sculpting Exercises; Voice Lesson Observations;
         Student Teaching of Voice Lessons;

VII.     Field and Clinical Experiences: There will be field trips to the various
         Mozart memorial sites, musical events in the Salzburg Festival and other
         Salzburg locations, and day or weekend excursions to the opera house and
         Beethoven’s House in Vienna.
   VIII. Resources: Computer in the classroom with Microsoft Word and Powerpoint,
         internet access; TV with VHS and DVD players; CD player; piano in the
         classroom

   IX.      Grading Procedures:

         Class Participation (Discussions, preparation, activities, small homework
                assignments):                                                        40%
         Three Tests:                                                                20%
         Pedagogy Journal:                                                           20%
         Final Paper and Presentation:                                               20%

   X.       Attendance Policy: All students must be present and on time for all class
            meetings. No unexcused absences are permitted and illness must be
            communicated to the instructor prior to the start of class. More than two
            tardies will result in the loss of one percentage point from your average for
            each additional tardy.

   XI.      Text and References:

Required Texts:

   Doscher, Barbara. The Functional Unity of the Singing Voice, 2nd ed. Lanham, MD:
   The Scarecrow Press, 1994.

   Miller, Richard. The Structure of Singing: System and Art in Vocal Technique. New
   York: Schirmer Books, 1986.

   McKinney, James C. The Diagnosis and Correction of Vocal Faults. Nashville, TN:
   Broadman Press, 1982.

Reference Texts:

   Sataloff, Robert Thayer. Vocal Health and Pedagogy. San Diego: Singluar
   Publishing Group, 1998.

   McCoy, Scott. Your Voice: An Inside View. Princeton, NJ: Inside View Press, 2004.

   XII.     Prerequisites: None.

								
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