Starts: 10 Jan 2022
Refine Your Vocal Technique
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Address specific technical issues through systematic use of a set of vocal exercises
- Train your voice through a group of excerpts of songs and arias selected by the tutor
- Select and apply appropriate vocal exercises to your own repertoire
- Maintain vocal technique, tone, strength and stamina with a regular vocal regimen
- Better understand your vocal instrument
Class format and activities
Sessions will begin with a vocal warm-up, tailored to the week's technical focus and based on individual needs. There will be guidance on vocal anatomy and function specific to the technique studied, followed by performances of short excerpts from songs illustrating these skills. At intervals during the term, you will be encouraged to bring your own repertoire to the class to address specific issues; there may also be recordings made of your performance of excerpts or entire pieces to further your progress and allow good tonal evaluation by the tutor. There will be song excerpts and repertoire lists available during the term to help apply the techniques studied to specific voice types and ultimately to the needs of indivicual singers.
You need to have basic experience of vocal training - this is not a course for total beginners. Understanding of music notation is preferred to fully benefit from this course, and ability to sing in tune is essential. This course will be most helpful when combined with a performance course, eg. one of the Solo Singing courses at Morley College.
What you need to know before you enrol
You need some experience of vocal training. The ability to sing in tune and to learn music independently. Some knowledge of music notation will be helpful for quick learning of excerpts or new music. A lively interest in knowling more about your voice and how it works.
What you need
The material provided by the tutor, copies of your chosen repertoire (when applicable) and notetaking equipment.
What you can do next
There is a range of singing courses at Morley College where you can apply what you have learnt from this course. We also have various choral and opera courses that may be of interest.