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MUSC8108 - Musical Theatre Singing 5

Title:Musical Theatre Singing 5
Long Title:Musical Theatre Singing 5
Module Code:MUSC8108
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
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 fifth in a progressive series of skills-centered modules. Directed study in advanced vocal techniques required to satisfy the different skills required for specific styles of music theatre singing
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate highly competent technique, vocal versatility and a good level of 'acting through song'
LO2 Present a selection of exercises and vocalise appropriate to the level and to both Legit and Popular/Belt styles
LO3 Present a programme of musical theatre songs specific to a prescribed era, from classical musical theatre to contemporary and demonstrate ability to successfully manage any technical requirements such as smooth transition changes and balanced even tone throughout vocal range
LO4 Perform a previously unseen musical theatre song from a prescribed era using either Legit or Popular/Belt vocal styles
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
High level of technical competence integrated with musical and theatrical skills. Further development of vocal stamina to facilitate more challenging repertory
Analysis of repertoire focusing on technically demanding vocal performances of different styles and the challenges presented therein
Repertory Studies
Integration of technical ability, musical and theatrical skills for performance of musical theatre repertoire from a prescribed era in both Legit and Popular/Belt vocal styles
Music Literacy
Progressive study of sight reading exercises enabling student to perform a previously unseen musical theatre song of suitable difficulty in either Legit or Popular/Belt vocal styles
Reflective Practice
Reflection on practice methods and progression by submitting weekly 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 exercises/studies, performance of repertory, sight reading of previously unseen song 1,2,3,4 60.0 Sem End
Reflective Journal Weekly reflection on progress, methodology and the learning process 5 20.0 Every Week
Practical/Skills Evaluation Continuous assessment of student's commitment and application throughout the course of study 1,2,3,4 20.0 Every Week
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

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 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Lab Weekly vocal ensemble 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Independent learning, research and practice 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
  • Jennifer Hamady 2016, The Art of Singing on Stage and in the Studio, Applause Theatre Book Publishers [ISBN: 9781495050268]
  • Various 2018, Character Songs from Musical Thetare Men's Edition, Hal Leonard [ISBN: 9781495099526]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Various 2018, Character Songs from Musical Theatre Women's Editio6, Hal Leonard [ISBN: 9781495099519]
  • Various 2017, Twenty First Century Musicals from Stage to Screen, Routledge [ISBN: 9781138648890]
  • David Henson & Professor Kenneth Pickering 2017, Musical Theatre;A Workbook, Palgrave [ISBN: 9781137605696]
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 5 Mandatory

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