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When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Darquise Bilodeau
  • Course Code W24VSSA12B
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This course is for learners at intermediate level, who possess basic 'classical' vocal technique, and are confident singing solo repertoire in front of a group. Enhance vocal technique, extend repertoire in classical music, folk tunes and standards, and gain experience in interpretation and performing.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate vocal techniques to support class work
  • Perform items from the classical vocal repertoire (Term 2 language focus: Italian and French)
  • Sing with greater confidence
  • Sing with enhanced interpretation through knowledge of styles, composers and texts

Class format and activities

Participating in weekly warm-ups of progressive vocal techniques involving easy movement, breathing and progressive vocal exercises to support development. Working individually with the tutor on chosen items Taking part in discussion, feedback, critique and class singing. Homework to practise technique. Choose and prepare items for work in class and for performances and/or recordings. Term 1 focus: Technique re-boot and English-language repertoire Term 2 focus: Acquiring good learning and practising habits and French and Italian-language repertoire Term 3 focus: Effective performance skills and Latin and German-language repertoire

Entry requirements

You must have had at least a couple of years of vocal training to join this course. Ability to read music is essential. You will need to prepare solo items or ensembles from the classical repertoire between classes

What you need to know before you enrol

The class involves some light physical movement, deep breathing for singing, solo singing and giving and receiving feedback on performance, as well as preparation work between classes.

What you need

Music of own choice from the classical vocal repertoire or items suggested by tutor, notebook for reference notes

What you can do next

Advanced singing courses. Auditions for opera groups. Solo recitals or ensemble performances. Language courses at Morley to support singing in foreign languages.