Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Voice Class

MUS- V 101 / 2 Cr.

The goal for this course is to provide students with knowledge of musical and cultural traditions, healthy vocal technique, development of music reading and notation, and an evaluative and critical ear. By the end of the course, the student should have developed a thorough understanding of a broad range of voice literature and its cultural traditions as well as proper techniques to further develop a solid musical foundation for singing. 

Schmidt, Jan. Basics of Singing. Sixth Edition. Belmont, CA; Wadsworth Thomson Learning, 2003; Accompanying CD. 


The goals for this course are defined below to meet the standards and guidelines for NASM Accreditation:

• To enhance singing skills through use of correct vocal technique

• To understand and read musical notation

• To hear, identify, and work with musical elements which include rhythm, melody, harmony, structure, timbre and texture

• To become acquainted with songs from varied cultures and from different genres

• To learn a varied repertoire such as Italian, German, French, Spanish, and English, which would include opera, art song, musical theatre, jazz, and popular music

• To build self-confidence in performance

• To listen and evaluate others in performance

• To develop and defend musical judgements