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Vocal Lab
The University of the Arts

CE 6140N 01 Vocal Lab

CE 6140N 01

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Mary Desmond



Summer 2017

  • (Jun. 6 to Aug. 8)
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • 0.00 Credits
  • 0.00 Credits
  • Tuition: $160 / Fees: $15
This course is a wonderful way to participate in the study of voice in a group setting which will build confidence and technique. Class will deal with basic vocal techniques for beginners, including positive breathing habits, posture, good diction, phrasing, interpretation of song literature, resonation, tone, production and diction. Both group and individual singing of simple vocalises and songs are part of each week's class work. Various singing techniques are covered, including singing with a microphone. This workshop provides a basic foundation into the craft of singing for all participants, regardless of experience, in a fun and welcoming environment.

Note: A July 4th makeup session TBD with the instructor.

Course Overview

You will demonstrate your progress in class on a weekly basis using the following:

  • Basic technical skill through weekly assignments
  • Performance of assigned repertoire
  • Application of instructor’s feedback
  • At the end of this course, you will have the basic knowledge and understanding of the voice and will have the foundation set in order to achieve proper vocal technique.

What will you do in class?

  • You will be assigned weekly repertoire and daily vocal assignments to learn and perform; in addition you will get weekly listening assignments.   
  • Weekly performances, critiques, and practice will be a part of this course and will be used as a learning method to give and receive constructive feedback to eachother in performance practice.

What topics will be covered?

  • Goal Setting
  • Vocal Warm-Ups and Basic Technique
  • Breathing 101
  • Sight Reading 101
  • Music Note Reading
  • Performances


paper, blank staff paper, pencil, and water for every class.