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MUSC6030 - Musical Theatre Singing 2

Title:Musical Theatre Singing 2
Long Title:Musical Theatre Singing 2
Module Code:MUSC6030
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Music & Performing Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2018/19 ( September 2018 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Deirdre Collins
Module Author: Aine Whelan
Module Description: The second in a developmental series of skill-centered modules. It will enable the student to expand on fundamental technical, rhythmic and stylistic performance skills.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate integration of correct physical alignment and breath control.
LO2 Demonstrate consolidated fundamental skills in repertory from a prescribed era and a growing ability to 'act through song'
LO3 Present vocal etudes demonstrating techniques required in both Legit and Popular/Belt vocal styles
LO4 Present a previously unseen song in either Legit or Popular/Belt vocal style
LO5 Reflect on vocal learning, research and practice in both Legit and Popular/Belt vocal styles
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
To consolidate awareness of the importance of correct body alignment and basic vocal technique while addressing basic challenges caused by poor posture through exercises and vocalise
Repertory Studies
To expand knowledge of musical theatre repertoire specific to a prescribed era examining both Legit and Popular/Belt vocal styles
Analysis of stylistic characteristics of era specific repertoire in Legit and Popular/Belt vocal styles
Music Literacy
Consolidation of basic sight-reading skills appropriate to level and vocal style
Reflective Practice
Reflection on individual practice and progress through blog facility on Canvas.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Performance Evaluation Presentation of technical exercises and studies, performance of prescribed music theatre repertory, performance of previously unseen song 1,2,3,4 60.0 Sem End
Reflective Journal Reflection on learning process and practice methods 5 20.0 Every Week
Practical/Skills Evaluation Continuous assessment of student's ability to engage with and fulfill course requirements 1,2,3,4 20.0 Every Week
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Weekly vocal lesson 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Individual and research 6.0 Every Week 6.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Paul Harvard 2013, Acting Through Song;Techniques and exercises for Musical Theatre Actors, Nick Hern Books [ISBN: 9781848422292]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Ruthie Henshall 2012, So you want to be in musicals?, Nic Hern Books [ISBN: 9781848421509]
  • Various 1997, Concone Fifty Lessons High Voice, G.Schirmer [ISBN: 9780793553563]
  • Various 1997, Concone Fifty Lessons Medium voice, G.Schirmer [ISBN: 9780793553440]
  • Milliie Taylor & Dominic Symonds 2014, Studying Musical Theatre; Theory and Practise, Palgrave [ISBN: 9781137270948]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GMUTH_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Musical Theatre 2 Mandatory

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