Sight Singing and Vocal Techniques for Choral Singers

Course Details

Date Thursday 23 February 2017
Time 6:00 PM
Venue Leeds College of Music
Duration 10 Thursday evenings; 23 February - 25 May 2017, 6 - 7pm
Tutor Martin Cook
Fee £80.00
Age 18+

The Course

Please note that the deadline for booking a place on this course is Thursday 9 February at 4:30pm.

Sight singing is a valuable skill for all musicians and is of particular importance to choral singers; it can be used to further an interest in repertoire and encourage musical independence.

On this practical course you will explore how to read music, how to sing at sight and how to build your vocal technique, whilst singing music from a range of musical styles. These classes will give you time to develop your sight singing skills away from the normal rehearsal room environment.

The course will cover two main areas:

Basic music theory and sight singing: this will be taught through practical activity in a sequential and enjoyable way that will be applied to a choral setting using a variety of accessible repertoire in different styles.

Vocal techniques: this part of the course will develop and improve your singing ability. Through this you will establish good singing habits, which will free your imagination to bring music to life and add character to your performance. You will participate in physical and vocal warm-ups and learn about correct posture, breathing and tone production.

Who is it for?

This course is ideal for anyone who regularly sings, or would like to sing, in a mixed vocal group, a female choir or a male choir, whether this is a choral society, community choir or workplace choir. If you are new to choral singing, this course will introduce you to the essential basic skills that will give you the confidence to sing in a group. If you have sung in a choir/vocal group for some time but would like to improve your theoretical knowledge of music, your sight singing skills and vocal technique, then this course is for you.

Course prerequisites

No previous vocal experience or musical knowledge is required for this course. All that is required is a commitment and desire to sing.

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Current full-time LCoM students and staff receive 50% discount on all short courses. Please note that in all instances we will ask for proof of eligibility. To claim your discount, please contact the Short Courses team by telephone, stating the name of your chosen course.





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