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Vocal studies 4677/2173/2122/1/25
Study guide

Vocal studies 4

677/2173/2122/1/25
Academic year 2021-22
Is found in:
  • Educational Master of Arts in Music & Performing Arts
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Voice within Music
  • Master of Arts in Music
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Voice (focus Podium) within Instrumental/Vocal Studies
  • Master of Arts in Music, programme stage 4
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Voice (focus Podium) within Instrumental / Vocal studies
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 21 credits
Co-ordinator: Kessels Koen
Other teaching staff: Anthonis Luc, Cambier Anne, Cilliers Jeanne Minette, Jankowski Gary, Richards Andrew
Teaching staff are not (all) known yet.
Languages: Dutch, English
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2021 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Compensated fail: You have to pass this course unit (will never be compensated).
Total study time: 630,00 hours

Caution

This information is subject to possible future changes in the Corona-measures.

Prerequisites

having passed Vocal studies 3.

Educational organisation (text)

- individual lessons (technique)
- group-focussed lessons or class activities (practice, breathing technique etc)

Supplemented with a selection from the following:

- rehearsals with piano accompaniment
- participation in masterclasses, seminars and lecture-recitals
- participation in class- and student-concerts
- participation in projects organised by the Conservatoire
- concert attendance

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Achievement of the learning outcomes of the previous course unit.

Learning outcomes (list)

1.1 The student independently broadens and explores repertoire related to his or her discipline.
The student can perform representative exam repertoire or works of the same level and demonstrates a personal vision as concerns that repertoire within the context of the master's dissertation.
1.2 The student masters the internationally used stylistic performance practice standards.
The student applies an advanced knowledge of style in performing the repertoire and makes clear and personal choices in doing so.
The student specialises further in the phonation of various languages.
1.4 The student makes music in an artistic project in a creative manner.
The student demonstrates an advanced mastery of the musical parameters in a stylistically responsible and creative interpretation.
1.5 The student can move his or her public through the means of artistic dialogue.
The student carries the public along in his or her story and radiates self-confidence on the stage.
2.2 The student builds up expertise through organisation and independent study.
The student independently focuses on problem-solving when faced with (technical) problems or challenges.
The student organises him- or herself in such a way that independent study broadens his or her expertise.
2.3 The student can process musical structures through analysis and interpretation.
The student implements in his or her own performance practice the advanced knowledge of the various subject areas in the course unit and of external sources. The student can show personal insight in their plan of action or portfolio.
2.4 The student has acquired the correct playing techniques and posture.
The student has a healthy and functional posture when playing.
The student masters technical elements in relation to articulation and sound production.
2.5m The student is aware of the technical and technological developments within his or her discipline.
The student is confident with the contemporary technical and technological developments related to the instrument and performance practice.
The student works in a team (with other artistic disciplines) on the creation of his or her own artistic concept.
The student collaborates on multidisciplinary projects in which social and communication skills are expanded.
The student can position him- or herself in an intercultural and international context.
The student can find his or her own path within an intercultural or international context.
4.1 The student has extensive knowledge of the broader cultural and (musical) historical context and can use this in his or her artistic practice.
The student can apply knowledge of historical-cultural context in performance practice.
4.2 The student has acquired a critical and inquiring attitude.
The student takes on an inquiring attitude in which the musical contents of the repertoire are more clearly shown.
The student asks critically questions relating to performance practice.
The student deepens and broadens the repertoire on his or her own initiative.
4.3 The student can present orally and in writing the results of his or her critical (self-)reflection.
The student applies knowledge from the various disciplines when self-reflecting on performance practice.

Course content

The curriculum will be determined in consultation with the principal teacher.

* Technical vocal skills
* Use of the body in singing: breathing, correct support, correct use of the body
* Knowledge of vocalises, Lied repertoire
Oratorio, opera (and baroque) are already in oratorio and opera:
* The translation and recitation of poetry
 *Oratorio: content and history of the work, setting, how to choose one's own arias
Opera: as for oratorio
Frequent concert attendance, listening to CDs and reading.

Study material (text): Mandatory

- Scores, study books, DVDs, videos and recordings (see the statement of the principal teacher)
- Scores of the exam programme. The exam programme is to be determined in consultation with the principal teacher
- Dictionaries
- Literature on the voice, libretti, opera, poetry  (for example, Goethe, Heine, Baudelaire etc)

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis24,00 hours
Collaborative learning36,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours570,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
MomentForm%Remark
Academic yearArtistic skills assessment100,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
MomentForm%Remark
2nd examination periodArtistic skills assessment100,00