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2024
Potential Online Course Offerings

These are the course we offered in 2023. It is likely that we will offer them again. We may add to these courses. We will keep you posted. All specific meeting times will be posted when we are closer to summer 2024.

 

Courses will meet 2-3 hours synchronously on the days and times stated below (information coming soon). Each faculty will provide asynchronous material each week consisting of  a varied menu of lectures, listening, reading, etc. to round out the class hours for each course. There are no prerequisites for online or in-person courses. 

Online Course

BAM!

The Roots of Black American Music

(MUCC-597-ONL Trends & Practices: Blk Music)

Taught by Alison Crockett

This class takes you on a journey that explores significant 20th-century contemporary commercial music artists in the jazz, blues, gospel, and R&B styles. By analyzing singers within each of these genres, participants will develop an understanding of the technical, rhythmic, and melodic considerations that define each of these idioms. Participants will leave this course with concrete tools to utilize in their own singing, increasing their interpretive skills and confidence in approaching these genres. You will learn:

  • How rhythm and groove affects your art form

  • Vocal registration in Black music styles and how to use each register authentically

  • Phrasing and lyrical development, how different genres make different choices

  • How to utilize past and present singers’ strategies to create your own unique sound

 

Online Course

Training Young Voices

(MUCC-540-ONL Training Young Voices)

Taught by Ed Reisert

 

The course will help any voice teacher who works with young voices. At the end of the course, you will expand your tool kit for working with students in private studios, choirs, and small ensembles. Functional, developmentally appropriate voice training strategies will be the foundation of this course. Training the Young Singer will include asynchronous lectures, discussion groups, and Q&A sessions.   

Online Course

Teaching Pop/Rock Styles

(MUCC-597-ONL2 Trends & Practices)

Taught by Melissa Foster

Find your authentic way into singing Pop/Rock Styles through technical tools and appreciation for cultural roots.  

 

The birth of Pop/Rock music is deeply rooted in historical events and cultural issues. Whether you are recording in a studio, gigging, or auditioning for Pop/Rock musicals, understanding the implications of these cultural moments is imperative to bringing your work to life. Combine this with an understanding of how changes at the vocal fold level and in the vocal tract affect voice production, and you will be able to produce authentic performances time and again without vocal strain. By the end of this course, participants will know how to research the historical and cultural elements of their favorite songs, how to teach and execute common stylistic traits, and how to bring genres including Doo-Wop, Rock, Motown, Pop/Rock, R&B, and Hip-Hop/Rap styles to life. 

Online Course

The Injured Singing Voice:

Tools for Every Singing Teacher

(MUCC-536-ONL The Injured Singer)
Taught by Dr. Wendy LeBorgne

​Every singing teacher aims to have vocally “healthy” students. This course

provides participants with a means to prevent, identify and understand

potential vocal injury in singers. Each participant will complete a systematic

singing voice evaluation and create an appropriate plan for referral and/or

singing training. Participants will also acquire appropriate strategies for studio singing post-vocal injury. This is a workshop-style course with multimedia, including video examples, audio examples and performance/assessment.

 

Online Course

The Vocal Athlete’s Guide to Vocal Fitness

and Wellness”

(MUCC-537-ONL The Vocal Athlete)
Taught by Marci Rosenberg

This course will provide a comprehensive guide for any singer and singing

teacher wanting to maximize vocal fitness and prevent vocal injury. At the end of this course, participants will have a solid understanding of general vocal health, risk factors for vocal injury and how to stay vocally

healthy. Additionally, participants will have a general framework for understanding how exercise physiology principles can be applied to vocal conditioning and strengthening. Participants will be provided numerous strategies and exercises to optimize vocal training and performance. This course will include asynchronous lecture, in addition to a significant amount of real-time virtual workshops, discussion, and Q&A.

The Vocal Athlete, 2nd Ed (or 1st Ed) is strongly recommended. 

This course will dovetail perfectly into Dr. Wendy LeBorgne’s Voice Disorders course. 

 
Online Course

Musical Theatre Styles

(MUCC-534-ONL Musical Theatre Styles)

Taught by Edrie Means-Weekly

Singing a musical theatre song is more than singing the notes and lyrics in the written score; expression and style cannot be left out of the voice.  Authenticity includes the style, expression, emotion and storytelling.  This is expressed vocally through the choice of style such as country, jazz, pop, rap, R&B and rock with variations in vocal quality and vocal effects.  This comprehensive virtual version of the Face to Face course will explore the vocal ingredients for the commercial styles found in musical theatre while maintaining healthy vocal function.  

 

Course includes: 

  • Vocal exercises and singing activities

  • Asynchronous and Synchronous Lectures on commercial styles found in Musical Theatre

  • Discussion Boards, Videos, Listening

  • How to sing/teach onsets, releases and vocal stylisms effects (bends, cry, fry, growls, screams, slides, etc.) while maintaining healthy vocal function.

  • Masterclasses working on individual song styles

 

Online Course

Voice Science Bootcamp

(MUCC-538-ONL Voice Science Bootcamp)
Taught by Dr. David Meyer

"I would highly recommend Dr. Meyer’s course to anyone interested in furthering their knowledge about voice science. He made, what can be a daunting area for many voice teachers, really accessible, applicable and enjoyable!"

Amber Mogg Cathey

2020 Participant

Are you a budding voice-geek, but you have formant-phobia?

A raw recruit voice teacher terrified of spectrograms?

If that describes you, then DROP DOWN AND GIVE ME TWENTY!!

For many teachers, science in singing is just techno-jargon. In this introductory course we will be exploring the basics of voice science that can immediately help your work with singers. The course will consist of lectures on the nature of sound, hearing, aerodynamics, physiology, and functional singing.

Class discussion on subjects ranging from:

  • Making invisible things (e.g. air,sound, etc.) visible

  • What is formant tuning?

  • How can psychological research improve our teaching?

  • Using spectrograms and simple, inexpensive technological tools

  • Breakout sessions to play with and reinforce class content

  • Asynchronous content that supports our time together

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