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This subject introduces students to unaccompanied vocal traditions from around the world. Through weekly lectures, students learn to recognise the musical, social, and political significance of traditional and contemporary vocal styles of Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas. In weekly rehearsals culminating in an end-of-semester performance, students learn to harmonise and perform in a large choir of mixed voices.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
- identify and describe traditional and contemporary vocal traditions from Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas;
- devise a basic accompaniment suitable to given simple melodies;
- use appropriate musical vocabulary to describe diverse musical styles;
- perform basic choral repertoire as a member of a large choir.
On completion of this subject students should have the ability to:
- demonstrate an openness to new ideas about music;
- work cooperatively in a music ensemble;
- think critically and independently as a musician;
- understand and appreciate cultural diversity.
Last updated: 15 July 2020