Courses Taught in the Division

Undergraduate

English Diction (MUAG 1905)

Diction/pronunciation skills for singing in English. Introduction to phonetic analysis of vocal music in English.
Prerequisite(s): None.
Required in the first semester of study of all incoming freshmen vocal performance majors and music education majors.

Italian Diction (MUAG 1909)

Diction/pronunciation skills for singing in Italian. Introduction to phonetic analysis of vocal music in Italian.
Prerequisite(s): MUAG 1905 - English Diction
Required in the second semester of study of all incoming freshmen vocal performance majors and music education majors.

German Diction (MUAM 1907)

Diction/pronunciation skills for singing in German. Introduction to phonetic analysis of vocal music in German.
Prerequisite(s): MUAG 1905 - English Diction; MUAG 1900 - Italian Diction
Required in the second year of study

French Diction (MUAM 1906)

Diction/pronunciation skills for singing in French. Introduction to phonetic analysis of vocal music in French.
Prerequisite(s): MUAG 1905 - English Diction; MUAG 1900 - Italian Diction
Required in the second year of study

Vocal Literature (MUAG 4210)

Solo literature since the Renaissance; style, interpretation and materials for all voice classifications. Music performed by class members and through recordings.
Prerequisite(s): None.

Science and Pedagogy of Singing (MUAG 4300)

Basic knowledge of respiration, phonation, resonation and articulation; concepts and techniques for the teaching of singing; introduction to the historical concepts of voice building, primarily from 18th century sources. For students of voice, choral conducting and composition.
Prerequisite(s): None.
Meets in fall semester only.


Graduate

Graduate Vocal Literature (MUAG 5210)

Advanced song literature from all national styles from 1750. Stylistics analysis and historical significance.
Prerequisite(s): MUAG 4210 or equivalent.
Meets with MUAG 4210
Spring semester only, odd-numbered years.

Graduate Vocal Diction (MUAG 5215)

Advanced Italian, French and German diction. Phonetics and pronunciation.
Prerequisite(s): MUAG 1906, MUAG 1907, MUAG 1909, or consent of instructor.

Oratorio Repertoire and Practicum (MUAG 5225)

An introductory/historical survey of the beginnings and growth of the Oratorio genre through lectures and in-class performances of selections suitable for students enrolled in the class.
Prerequisites(s): Undergraduate – MUAM 3503 level, Graduate – none.
Fall semester only.  

Vocal Repertoire Master Class (MUG 5261)

Intensive study and performance of art song with piano and other vocal repertoire with orchestral reduction.
Prerequisite(s): MUAG 5260, MUAM 5503, or consent of instructor.
May be repeated for credit.

Science and Pedagogy of Singing (MUAG 5300)

Basic knowledge of respiration, phonation, resonation and articulation; concepts and techniques for the teaching of singing; introduction to the historical concepts of voice building, primarily from 18th century sources. For students of voice, choral conducting and composition.
Prerequisite(s): None.
Meets in fall semester only.

Advanced Science and Pedagogy of Singing (MUAG 5600)

Advanced literature on research in singing and the new field of Vocology. Topics include learning theory, skill acquisition, vocal habilitation, vocal health, and the psychology of singing and teaching of singing. 
Prerequisite(s): MUAG 5300 or consent of college.
Meets in alternate spring semesters with MUAG 5610

Comparitive Pedagogy (MUAG 5610)

A review of the historical aspects and development of vocal pedagogy from primary original sources from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. 
Prerequisite(s): MUAG 4300, MUAG 5300 or consent of college.
Meets in alternate spring semesters with MUAG 5600

Vocal Literature (MUAG 6280)

Seminar in song literature from 1500 to 1750 in all national styles, the Lied from 1750 to the present; stylistic analysis and historical significance.
Prerequisite(s): MUAG 5210 or equivalent.
Fall semester only, odd-numbered years.

Vocal Literature (MUAG 6290)

Seminar in song literature from 1750 to present from the French, British, American, and nationalistic repertoire; stylistic analysis and historical significance.
Prerequisite(s): MUAG 5210 or equivalent.
Fall semester only, even-numbered years.