Jan 19, 2022  
2021-22 University Catalogue 
    
2021-22 University Catalogue

MMED 758 Contemporary Vocal Music Strategies



3 credits 42.0 hours
700 level graduate course

This course is designed to advance the knowledge and skills of the K-12 vocal music educator
through learning and integrating contemporary vocal music in to the curriculum. Contemporary
styles will include Jazz, R & B, Rock, and Pop. Teachers will explore and learn strategies that
can be implemented in one-on-one coaching sessions and in group vocal settings and large
ensemble rehearsals. Students will gain an understanding of contemporary vocal arranging
methods, how to work contemporary ideas and repertoire into a traditional choir setting, and
how to design classroom modules around these concepts. Students will expand their
contemporary vocal repertoire, and will learn techniques to differentiate and recognize diverse
contemporary styles. Each student will have the opportunity for one-on-one vocal instruction in a
variety of styles. Additionally, students will work in group settings, have performance
opportunities, and participate in a live sound vocal recording session with a band at the end of
the week. Students will be expected to sing daily as a component of this course.

This course is not repeatable for credit.