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FYSE1347

Everything A Cappella

Singing A Cappella
In this seminar we will explore the role of vocal music in art, society, and personal expression through the history and style of a cappella singing from antiquity to the present. We will create a cappella group performance projects that emphasize vocal sounds, different cultural traditions, and individual talents. Group discussions will address how this music reflects human experience and society. Writing assignments will include music reviews and essays. Concepts in vocal technique, improvisation, and ensemble singing will be explored. Specific interest in vocal music is encouraged but no prior vocal study is required.
Subject:
First Year Seminar
Department:
First-Year Seminar Program
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
ART CW

Sections

Fall 2011

FYSE1347A-F11 Seminar (Buettner)