Applied Voice – Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 MUS 1550-0, CRN:42165 MUS 2550-1, CRN:42211 MUS 3550-1, CRN:42241 MUS 4550-1, CRN:42262 MUS 5550-1, CRN:42303 Lessons scheduled individually CADK 210 Credit:1-4 hours Dr. Rebecca T. St. Goar; Office Phone:(423)425-4596 Office Hours by appointment Rebecca-St-Goar@utc.edu
Grading and Song Memory
The following are minimum semester requirements based on each student's degree program and year of study. If you do not meet these requirements, you have no chance of achieving any grade above a B. In addition, you must turn in a notebook which includes the following information on each song: word for word translations, a short summary about the song or plot, information about the poet and composer. I would encourage you to get these done week by week, so that the information will benefit your performance while learning the literature. If this is not turned in, your grade will drop a letter. There will also be occasional listening assignments. I must hear all memorized songs within the last two voice lessons of the semester before I will allow them to be heard in jury. Your grades will be posted weekly.
1000-level: 3 songs by memory 2000-level (freshman): 4-5, including Italian 2000-level (2nd year and above): 6, including Italian, German and/or French 3000 or 4000 level (junior): 7-8, including Italian, German and French 3000 or 4000 level (senior): 8, including Italian, German and French 5000-level: 8, including Italian, German, French, with a graduate level of difficulty
ATTENDANCE If you need to cancel a lesson for any reason, the lesson will be made up if yo give me 24 hours notice. Any reason includes: illness, death in the family, car trouble, school trips, doctor appointments, etc. I can be reached by e-mail Rebecca-St-Goar@utc.edu and at school at 425-4596. If you are unable to give me 24 hours notice, the lesson will not be made up, but I would appreciate you letting me know anyway. A missed lesson results in F. However, the 2 lowest grades will be dropped at the end of the semester.
MASTER CLASS There will be a few master class sessions on Thursday mornings. I will announce them at two (2) weeks in advance. If you are not in a previously scheduled class, I will expect you to attend and participate.
JURIES All voice majors and minors, except those involved in student teaching, are required to give a jury. Students giving Division Juries or Student Recitals are also exempt. Juries count 40% of your grade.
PRACTICE Students must practice every day and be fully prepared for voice lessons. The amount of daily practice will be discussed individually. All this, the Jury and the Master Classes will determine your grade. You will receive a grade at the end of every lesson, based on preparation, attitude, research, and listening. Make sure you know your assignment for the next lesson.
REMEMBER You need 10-15 minutes warm-up time before a lesson.
HEALTH The voice student should avoid getting sick. He/she makes sure he/she gets enough rest, eats right, exercises - all those things. Do not sing if it hurts when you swallow. Pain is the clue to be quiet. Do not take medications with aspirin if you are singing. This may cause damage to your cords. Also, if you have a contagious illness, do not bring the germs to my studio, to your fellow students or me. NATS All voice majors and minors are expected to prepare for and compete in the NATS State or Regional Competions.