Practical work in the application of performance techniques to specific songs from the American Musical Theater of the first half of the 20th century provides a beginning experience in musical theater performance. Through exercises, analysis, critique and performance of classic musical theater compositions, students strengthen vocal technique and performance skills. Accordingly, the examination of early composers and styles provides a greater appreciation for the rich early stages of American musical theater. The incorporation of truthful acting with attention to given circumstances and objectives is blended with principles of healthy, supported singing. This is the Musical Theater Concentration student's first musical theater performance course.
Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Concentrations: Musical Theater.
Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.