Singapore University of Social Sciences

Vocal Pedagogy and Methods for Developing Voice

Vocal Pedagogy and Methods for Developing Voice (BMU209)

Synopsis

This course explores and examines the physiological, psychological and pedagogical aspects of teaching singing to school-aged children. Students will discover teaching techniques for a variety of vocal music styles and genres, emphasizing systematic study of vocal process, proper skill development and vocal health. Students are strongly advised to revise and strengthen their sight-singing before embarking on this course. They also need to be prepared to come back for the practical assessment which is held outside of the 6 week sessions.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July

Topics

  • SYSTEM & ART in VOCAL TECHNIQUE - 3 D Singing (1) : Dimension in Singing – Balance & Breathing
  • SYSTEM & ART in VOCAL TECHNIQUE - 3 D Singing (2) : Depth in Singing – Registration & Resonance
  • SYSTEM & ART in VOCAL TECHNIQUE - 3 D Singing (3) : Dynamic Singing – Communication & Connection
  • FOUNDATION and PROCESS in VOICE BUILDING - 3 P in Building Singers (1) : Philosophy and Psychology of Singing
  • FOUNDATION and PROCESS in VOICE BUILDING - 3 P in Building Singers (2) : Pedagogy of Singing - (A) Theoretical & Methodology
  • FOUNDATION and PROCESS in VOICE BUILDING - 3 P in Building Singers (3) : Pedagogy of Singing - (B) Vocal Diagnosis & Correction, Coordinate & Develop

Learning Outcome

  • Employ the mechanics and fundamentals of singing, including posture, breath management, tone, resonance, vocal registers, tone quality and diction.
  • Discuss the knowledge and skills for teaching singing and maintaining vocal health.
  • Set up a singing performance, including preparing for the selecting and interpreting of songs.
  • Apply appropriate strategies for singing performance and teaching
  • Design age-and skill-appropriate vocal exercises for warm-up and skill development.
  • Assess and correct vocal faults, including individual vocal technique and group singing.
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