Maricopa Community Colleges  MUP234   19956-99999 

Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 05-23-95

MUP234  1995 Fall – 2009 Spring


2 Credit(s)

3 Period(s)

Class Voice IV

Emphasis on the preparation of solo vocal literature for the purpose of evaluation and the integration of the music with the drama of the music.

Prerequisites: MUP233 or permission of instructor.


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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:



MUP234  1995 Fall – 2009 Spring

Class Voice IV



Develop correct singing posture. (I)


Develop breath support. (II)


Develop correct vowel formation and consonant closure. (III)


Execute intermediate vocal exercises. (III)


Apply correct vocal posture, breath support, diction, and facial communication to intermediate vocal repertoire. (I, II, III)


Use stage presence effectively in performance. (IV)


Identify finely trained singers. (V)


Perform intermediate repertoire in class. (VI)


Prepare background information for a solo work. (VII)



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MCCCD Official Course Outline:



MUP234  1995 Fall – 2009 Spring

Class Voice IV



I. Posture

II. Breath/support

A. Advanced breathing exercises

B. Breathing musculature

III. Vocalization/diction

A. Larynx overview

B. Vowel placement through beginning exercises

C. Open/closed vowels

D. Diphthongs

E. Voiced/unvoiced consonants

F. Use of diction in various genres

IV. Stage presence

V. Identifying/evaluating trained singers

A. Live performances

B. Television/video tapes

C. CDs

E. Concert critiques

VI. Performing pieces during class

VII. Solo preparation

A. Composer

B. Style

C. Interpretation


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