What makes an opera singer sound different than a rock singer? Why can’t one convincingly sing in the style of the other? And why is the former granted a higher status and the latter a wider audience? This course examines the world of singing styles and engages these styles from multiple angles: through listening, readings, film viewing and, above all, through singing. The class will learn the basics of yodeling, Tuvan throat singing, and belting, among other styles, and will explore the cultural and historical contexts of each.
The Class: Type: lecture/studio/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on one quiz, two papers, and a final project
Extra Info: not available for the fifth course option
Enrollment Preference: juniors and seniors
Distributions: Division I;