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MUSC 532C Advanced Studies in Music History and Musicology - SONG INTERP

Research seminar on a core or emerging topic in music history or musicology. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 credits if different topics are covered.

This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

Credits: 3


Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
RestrictedMUSC 532C 001Seminar1-2 Fri13:0015:00

MUSC 535 (4) or optional 532C (6), Song Interpretation 1:00-3:00 Fridays Room 321/113. Open to MMus and DMA Voice, Opera, Piano Performance

Pre-formed Duos preferred.

TERM 1 and 2

In-depth study of Art Song interpretation and performance practice. The course has two components: 1) intensive private coachings for duos 2) a monthly performance class with all participants. Students will select their own repertoire interests - song cycles, thematic recital programming, contemporary repertoire, diverse languages and stylistic eras. Emphasis is on the fusion of poetry and musical content, dramatic text-recitation, collaborative partnership and rehearsal skill-building, traditional and alternative performance practice.Those with interests in art song theatre techniques may create/perform staged works. There may be occasional guest instructors for group classes.

The 532C extra credits reflect a small written component.

Pre-formed singer-piano teams are required. Maximum number of participants: 6 singers, 3-6 pianists.

The course will include weekly rehearsals, two 1-hour coachings per month, and 6-8 in-class performances during the year. Public performances will be encouraged. While duo coachings are in private studio setting, participants are invited to audit at any time.

Class will meet in Room 113 (Term 1) and Room 116 (Term 2).