Apr 15, 2024  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

MMED 735 The Male Changing Voice

3 credits 45.0 hours
700 level graduate course

In this course you will learn about the male changing voice and discover methods and materials for working with the male changing voice in your mixed ensemble(s). Sessions will begin with the pedagogical history of the male changing voice and how that history relates to the types of music (octavos) available today for choirs with changing voices. Various alternative methods and materials will be explored and examined. A variety of warm-ups, rehearsal techniques, and materials will be demonstrated to enhance the vocal capabilities of boys singing in choirs. Participants should bring two pieces from their choral music library to examine and share with the class. Please email the instructor if you would like to bring some of your boys. A live demonstration working with boys whose voices are either unchanged, changing, or changed will bring the theoretical concepts from the course to life.

This course is not repeatable for credit.