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MUSC7034 - Musical Theatre Singing 4

Title:Musical Theatre Singing 4
Long Title:Musical Theatre Singing 4
Module Code:MUSC7034
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
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: This is the fourth in a progressive skills-centered module. The student will learn to sing with technical security and mature stylistic awareness
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate secure technical skills in a wide diversity of styles specific to a particular era from classical music theatre to popular
LO2 Present vocal exercises and studies in a wide diversity of styles from classical music theatre to popular, utilising acquired Legit and Popular/Belt vocal techniques
LO3 Present a programme of musical theatre repertoire demonstrating acquired technical skills, contrasting styles and moods, and an appreciable ability to 'act through song'
LO4 Perform a previously unseen song to the appropriate level in any style within the context of musical theatre
LO5 Reflect on learning and practice
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
Development of technical proficiency and stylistic diversity through exercises and vocalise in Legit and Popular/Belt vocal disciplines
Analysis of technical considerations and characterisation of era-specific repertoire in both Legit and Popular/Belt vocal disciplines
Repertory Study
Exploration of era-specific repertoire integrating independent research of the development of music theatre genres and styles
Music Literacy
Development of sight-reading skills and responses to a previously unseen musical theatre song in Legit or Popular/Belt vocal disciplines
Reflective Practice
Reflection of practice and progress by submission to 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 studies and exercises, performance of prescribed repertory, performance of a previously unseen musical theatre song 1,2,3,4 60.0 Sem End
Reflective Journal Reflection on learning process and practice methods 5 20.0 n/a
Practical/Skills Evaluation Continuous assessment of the student's commitment and diligence through weekly evaluation of technical exercises, repertory and sight reading 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 individual vocal lesson 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Lab Weekly vocal ensemble 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent learning and research 5.5 Every Week 5.50
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.50
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Joan Melton 2011, One Voice; Integrating Singing & Theatre Voice, Waveland Pr Inc [ISBN: 9781577667711]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • David F.Oswald 2005, Acting for Singers; Creating Believable Singing Characters, OUP USA [ISBN: 9780195145403]
  • Robert Gordon 2016, British Musical Theatre since 1950, Bloomsbury Methuen Drama [ISBN: 9781472584366]
  • Various 2018, 21st Century Musical Theatre; Women's Edition, Hal Leonard [ISBN: 9781540020796]
  • Various 2014, 21st Century Musical Theatre ;Men's Edition, Hal Leonard [ISBN: 9781480396258]
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 4 Mandatory

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