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MUS. 206 Contemporary Singing Styles: History, Theory, and Practice

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Course Description

An introduction to the broad spectrum of contemporary singing styles from diverse cultures with a focus on historical context, performance practice, and applied vocal technique. Students will learn a vocal technique based on scientific research of the vocal tract anatomy that enables the production of a wide variety of vocal qualities without aesthetic bias. In addition, students will develop critical thinking skills through analysis of cultural and historical contexts that influenced the evolution of specific singing styles and genres. Concert attendance may be required.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 40-45
  • Lab hours/semester: 24-27
  • Homework hours/semester: 80-90
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 5b; Area 9C1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area C1), UC (IGETC Area 3A)