Basic Vocal Skills

Basic Vocal Skills
Class instruction in voice for nonmusic majors.
 Hours2.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring, Summer
 ProgramsContaining MUSIC 111R
Course Outcomes


Students will prepare four songs and perform memorized a minimum of three times throughout the semester.

Vocal Technique

Students will learn to understand the structure and function of the vocal instrument through:

  • flexibly aligned posture;
  • low, flexible breath management;
  • consistent, projected flow phonation;
  • freedom of vocal mechanism, including mouth and jaw;
  • emerging resonance;
  • emerging musicianship -- including dynamics, legato, accuracy;
  • text and diction.