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R&B, Soul & Gospel Choir (MUSI20192)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeMUSI20192
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject provides participants with an opportunity for an in-depth practical study of contemporary a cappella singing techniques. Classes focus on developing a personal sound and an understanding of the placement of the voice in an ensemble context, as well as the development of improvisation skills and techniques relevant to the repertoire covered. The styles range from contemporary gospel, r&b, soul, free form experimental and Afro-American chants as well as other related vocal styles.

Intended learning outcomes

On completing this subject students will be able to:

  • perform material from a variety of genres in an ensemble setting
  • perform as a soloist and/or leader of an ensemble
  • exhibit an understanding of contemporary choral singing techniques
  • identify and perform selected songs from a wide range of sources
  • take part in ensemble settings which incorporate up to four part harmony arrangements
  • incorporate improvisation techniques leading to real time composition

Generic skills

On completing this subject students will:

  • exhibit extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of their discipline including relevant professional knowledge, skills, discipline and ethics as they relate to the practising musician
  • demonstrate an open and independent attitude towards contemporary cultural developments
  • demonstrate a flexible and innovative approach to the challenges for the professional musician in the 21st century
  • critically and creatively engage with topics of cultural significance across the broader community
  • work at various levels, both individually and as a team member, in a wide variety of musical environments
  • understand and appreciate how the arts connect with the broader society and culture

Last updated: 11 October 2019