D class assignments available in TMC-200; Phone: (213) 740-4721.
Students accepted into a graduate program must take entrance examinations prior to their first registration. Any deficiencies revealed must be removed prior to completion of two semesters of course work. Transferring undergraduate students registering for the first time who have previous course work must take the appropriate examination for placement. Contact the Thornton School Office of Student Affairs for information. INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION - 1 unit has a $350 fee, and includes 7.5 hours of total instruction. 2 units has a $700 fee, and includes 15 hours of total instruction. Contact school for course level guide.
Use of dramatic techniques in the interpretation and performance of music; basic acting techniques for the operatic and recital stages; sensory exercises, movement, improvisation, relaxation and make-up. Recommended preparation: MPVA 153
Developing competence in listening, vocal pronunciation, speaking, singing, International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), reading, and writing German. Emphasizes musical texts including German song and operatic arias.
Intermediate and advanced instruction: secondary emphasis for music majors, principal emphasis for music minors and all B.A. music majors. Open only to music majors and minors.
Restriction: Registration open to the following major(s): Bassoon, Choral Music, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Composition, Composition (Film Scoring), Double Bass, Electroacoustic Media, Flute, French Horn, Harp, Harpsichord, Jazz Studies, Jazz Studies (Vocal), Music, Music Education, Music Industry, Music Recording, Oboe, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Studio Guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin, Violoncello, Vocal Arts
Note: FINAL Deadline to request D-clearance: Friday of second week of classes. Contact Thornton Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thornton does not allow this course to be audited.
Voice physiology, both classical and non-classical vocal techniques, voice hygiene, advanced voice acoustics, survey of literature from expertise studies, and the cognitive substrates of motor learning.
A review of the rules of pronunciation, International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and grammatical structure of the Italian language through the texts of select repertoire in both Italian song and operatic arias.