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Singing Actor

Describe

This course explores the essential tools for a career in production design. From set to costume, lighting installations and more, this course will strengthen students skills in designing productions in a variety of formats, applying the principles in hands-on exercises.

Topics

Styles of Set Design

Costume Design

Character Profiles

Storyboards

Creating a production design pitch to a brief

Props

Perspective

Lighting Design Essentials

Our Singing Courses

Singing: The Singing Actor

Opera Singer

COURSE RATIONALE

Introduces students to the fundamentals of the human voice, its connection to the human condition and its relationship with sustained sound: Singing!

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Students are introduced to vocal techniques and warm-up exercises that connect the speaking voice to the singing voice.

 

A process will be presented for the preparation of a song from text analysis, through rhythmic and melodic analysis, to a presentation of a vocal score to an accompanist. Vocal style and a variety of vocal repertoire will be explored through class exercises.

 

At the end of the course, the student will be required to perform a solo song from a repertoire related to theatrical performance, and to engage with the whole class.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the completion of this unit a student should be able to:

 

  • Demonstrate a healthful practice for engaging breath support for the singing voice; engaging the resonators and articulators in a vocal warm-up; developing placement and tone.

  • Demonstrate a process for preparing a song text as a monologue; kinaesthetic experience of tempo, rhythm, metre and phrase; hearing, singing and labelling melodic shapes; singing to an accompaniment; preparing a score for an audition accompanist.

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the breadth of vocal repertoire and vocal style; the process and resources available for assembling a musical repertoire.

  • Demonstrate the execution of a solo song from a theatre-related genre.

TOPICS

  1. Basic Vocal Techniques

  2. The three components of the voice (the generator, the vibrator, and the resonators)

  3. The Warm-Up

  4. The Repertoire Book (aka. The Audition Book)

  5. The 12-step Analysis of text & music

CREATIVE PORTFOLIO

Students will build a creative portfolio consisting of:


a) Repertoire with at least 8 songs from the musical theatre canon. Each song will have clearly marked 32-bar audition cuts. Students will be asked to sing one or more

of the audition cuts throughout the course.


b) A professionally formatted performance CV and headshot.


c) A self-tape of two contrasting musical theatre songs.

COURSE FEES:  $350.00

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