Within the realm of composed music rooted in European traditions, vocal performance tends to be associated with a particular kind of singing often referred to as operatic, classical or bel canto. The 20th and 21st centuries have seen composers and vocalists expanding vocal technique and color beyond this particular approach to singing. This course explores how the voice has expanded through the use of “extended techniques” and influences from folk, non-Western and popular music. We will also examine composed music written specifically for singers working outside of the Western classical realm.
Spring 2020 Class Schedule
M, 01:30 PM - 04:20 PM