Dept. Code:  MVP

The Department of Vocal Performance offers a bachelor of music degree in vocal performance.

Major in Vocal Performance

Minors

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Certificates

MVP 101. Voice Class for Voice Principals. 1-2 Credit Hours.

Class instruction for beginning voice principals. Fundamentals of singing, breath control, and tone production are taught. Appropriate solo repertoire is assigned.
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

MVP 144. Vocal Techniques for Non-Majors. 1 Credit Hour.

Class instruction in fundamentals of singing, breath control, tone production, diction, and solo singing for non-music majors. Basic music reading skills are taught.
Components: LAB.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

MVP 147. Men's Chorale. 1 Credit Hour.

This ensemble is open to the entire university community. Students will work on all aspects of choral singing, including skills in basic musicianship. This ensemble presents two or three concerts per semester.
Components: ENS.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

MVP 148. Women's Chorale. 1 Credit Hour.

This ensemble is open to the entire university community. Students will work on all aspects of choral singing, including skills in basic musicianship. This ensemble presents two or three concerts per semester.
Components: ENS.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

MVP 167. Music Theatre Workshop. 1 Credit Hour.

Participation in a fully-staged production or supervised classwork and projects which integrate the skills of the musical theatre singer/actor.
Components: ENS.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

MVP 180. Symphonic Choir. 1 Credit Hour.

Study and performance of choral literature appropriate for large choir, including choral orchestral masterworks.
Components: ENS.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

MVP 181. Choral Conducting I. 2 Credit Hours.

This course provides practical procedures and materials for beginning conductin g students. Students demonstrate basic conducting patterns, preparations, and releases in all meters.
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

MVP 182. Choral Conducting II. 2 Credit Hours.

This course provides practical procedures and materials for advanced conducting students. Students demonstrate refined skills in conducting musical style s and independence of gesture. A strong emphasis is placed on conducting o f mixed meters.
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

MVP 184. Chamber Singers. 1 Credit Hour.

An ensemble of eighteen to twenty undergraduate and graduate students, the ense mble performs challenging chamber choir repertoire from the Renaissance through the Twentieth Century.
Components: ENS.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

MVP 185. UM Chorale. 1 Credit Hour.

This ensemble performs significant choral literature with an emphasis on music of the Twentieth-Century and on choral/orchestral works including opera. Open t o all qualified undergraduate students, regardless of major.
Components: ENS.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

MVP 188. Opera Theater I. 1 Credit Hour.

Typically taken in the first semester of freshman year by vocal performance maj ors. Basic stage techniques will be studied and mastered. The learning proces s repertoire, basic acting and performance techniques will be addressed. Metho ds of communication of text and emotion will be studied and applied. Emphasis will be on solo repertoire with possible participation in fall opera production .
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: ENS.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

MVP 189. Opera Theater II. 1 Credit Hour.

Typically taken in the second semester of the first year by vocal performance m ajors. Further research, development and application of stage deportment, char cter development, acting skills, communication of emotion and text. Repertoire will include solo songs, arias and small ensembles and possible participation in spring opera production.
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: ENS.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

MVP 196. Singing for the Stage I-A. 1 Credit Hour.

The selection, learning process, and performance of Musical Theatre Songs with emphasis on tone production and style.
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: LAB.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

MVP 197. Singing for the Stage I-B. 1 Credit Hour.

Continuation of MVP 196.
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

MVP 205. Acting for Opera. 2 Credit Hours.

This course is designed to combine acting techniques with singing, dealing specifically with challenges presented to the singing actor and including musical styles and periods, period fashion and props, movement, and stage techniques for recitative, aria and ensemble performance.
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

MVP 206. Acting for Opera - Intermediate. 2 Credit Hours.

Course designed to continue to develop acting and character development skills for operatic performance.
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: LAB.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

MVP 250. Lyric Diction For Singers --English And Italian. 2 Credit Hours.

Designed for voice majors and principals, focus on pronunciation skills for singing in English and Italian. International Phonetic alphabet and rules for singers Italian languages will be applied to Art Song, Opera, and Oratorio.
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: LAB.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

MVP 252. Lyric Diction For Singers-German And French. 2 Credit Hours.

Designed for voice majors and principals, focus on pronunciation skills for singing in German and French. International Phonetic Alphabet and rules for singers. Italian languages will be applied to Art Song, Opera, and Oratorio.
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: LAB.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

MVP 281. Choral Conducting III. 1 Credit Hour.

This course provides a synthesis of the skills demonstrated in Choral Conductin g I and II, while developing error detection skills in musical scores.
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: LAB.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

MVP 282. Choral Conducting IV. 1 Credit Hour.

This course focuses on quality choral literature for middle school and high school ensembles.
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

MVP 288. Opera Theater III. 1 Credit Hour.

Taken by vocal performance majors in the first semester sophmore year, this cou rse is designed to combine acting techniques with singing, dealing specifically with challenges unique to the singing actor and including musical styles and p eriods, period fashion and props, movement, and stage technique for recitative, aria and ensemble performances. Movement will be more specific to stage requi rements, but include dance steps and period movement.
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: ENS.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

MVP 289. Opera Theater IV. 1 Credit Hour.

Typically taken in the 2nd semester, sophmore year by vocal performance majors. Course designed to continue to develop acting and character development skill s and apply techniques learned in Opera Theater I. II, and III.
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: ENS.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

MVP 294. Singing for Actors. 1 Credit Hour.

The preparation of song literature and audition material for actors (can be rep eated for credit).
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

MVP 296. Singing for the Stage II-A. 1 Credit Hour.

Instruction in auditioning methods and materials for American musical theatre.
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

MVP 297. Singing for the Stage II-B. 1 Credit Hour.

Instruction in preparing vocal material for musical scenes drawn from American musical theatre.
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: LAB.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

MVP 388. Opera Theater V. 1 Credit Hour.

Typically taken in the first semester, junior year vocal performance majors. C ourse designed to continue to develop acting and character development skills a nd aplly techniques learned in Opera Theater I, II, III and IV.
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: ENS.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

MVP 389. Opera Theater VI. 1 Credit Hour.

Typically taken in the 2nd semester, junior year by vocal performance majors. Course designed to continue to develop acting and character development skills and apply techniques learned in Opera Theater I-V.
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: ENS.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

MVP 399. Junior Recital. 1 Credit Hour.

A public recital of one half-hour or more. Course required of all Vocal Performance majors.
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: PRA.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

MVP 415. Auditioning I. 2 Credit Hours.

Students prepare three to five audition pieces, photos, and resumes. Income tax, unions, opportunity, and methods of searching for and obtaining work is included. Course culminates in a seven to ten day trip to New York attending auditions.
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: LAB.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

MVP 416. Auditioning II. 2 Credit Hours.

Continuation of MVP 415.
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

MVP 431. Musical Theatre Styles I. 3 Credit Hours.

Course topics include creating a character through song and dialogue, making transition from songs in to and out of scenes, and becoming comfortable and familiar with the style and performance unique to musical theatre.
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: LAB.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

MVP 488. Opera Theater VII. 1 Credit Hour.

Typically taken by Vocal Performance majors in the first semester, senior year. Course designed to continue to develop acting and character development skill s and apply techniques learned in Opera Theater 1-VI.
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: ENS.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

MVP 489. Opera Theater VIII. 1 Credit Hour.

Typically taken by Vocal Performance majors in the 2nd semester, senior year. course designed to continue to develop acting and character development skills and apply techniques learned in Opera Theater I-VIII.
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: ENS.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

MVP 493. Special Projects In Vocal Performance or Choral Conducting. 1-3 Credit Hours.

Advanced individual instruction pertaining to faculty member’s area expertise and student’s area of interest. This course includes a culminating project.
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: IND.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

MVP 494. Special Topics In Vocal Performance or Choral Conducting. 1-3 Credit Hours.

Advanced group/classroom instruction pertaining to faculty to faculty member’s expertise and students’ areas of interest.
Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

MVP 499. Senior Recital. 1 Credit Hour.

A public recital of one hour or more. Course is required of all performance majors.
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: PRA.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

MVP 508. Choral Score Study. 2 Credit Hours.

In depth study of selected choral or choral/orchestral works related to literat ure being performed by university ensembles during the academic year.
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

MVP 538. Vocal Pedagogy. 2-3 Credit Hours.

Course covers methods and concepts in the teaching of singing. Emphasis is placed on psychological, physiological, and acoustical principles involved in voice production with practical application, observing and teaching individual and class voice in a supervised environment.
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

MVP 552. Vocal Performance Preparation. 1 Credit Hour.

Musical preparation of a wide range of assigned vocal literature from all periods for performance in forums, juries, and recitals. Special emphasis is on musical values, styles, translations of texts, diction, pronunciation of Italian, German, French, and English, and memorization.
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: LAB.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

MVP 580. Opera Production. 1 Credit Hour.

Opera production for main stage production, scenes, and other productions. Ope n only to students that are cast in productions, as determined by audition and faculty decision. Typically taken by vocal performance majors.
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: ENS.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

MVP 588. Voice Performance in Salzburg, Austria. 0 Credit Hours.

Course is conducted at Salzburg College, Austria. Students receive comprehensive and intensive vocal training from University of Miami faculty as well as distinguished guest artists. A class in vocal repertoire is also included.
Requisite: Must be in Salzburg Program.
Components: LEC.
Grading: AUD.
Typically Offered: Summer.

MVP 593. Special Projects In Vocal Performance or Choral Conducting. 1-3 Credit Hours.

Advanced individual instruction pertaining to faculty member’s area expertise and student’s area of interest. This course includes a culminating project.
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: IND.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

MVP 594. Special Topics In Vocal Performance or Choral Conducting. 1-3 Credit Hours.

Advanced group/classroom instruction pertaining to faculty member’s expertise and students’ areas of interest.
Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

MVP 8. Voice Forum. 0 Credit Hours.

A weekly informal recital setting and performance class for voice principals an d majors with guest artists, master classes, and faculty presentations. Require d for all two, three, and four credit applied voice students.
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: FOR.
Grading: CNC.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

MVP VO1. Voice. 2 Credit Hours.

1-hour lesson and 50 minute studio class for voice students. Technical Requirements: Demonstrate a beginning concept of breath management, legato connection for moderate length phrases, clear articulation and projection of vowels and consonants in English, emotional connection to and communication of text, release of vibrato in sustained singing, and jury repertoire, language, and performance requirements (See Guidelines for Voice Study).
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: LSN.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

MVP VO3. Voice. 2 Credit Hours.

1-hour lesson and 50 minute studio class for voice students. Technical Requirements: Demonstrate evidence of upper range extension with fully supported sound and appropriate modification of resonators, ability to self-prepare a song, knowledge of musical styles and historical periods of music, effective communication of song literature, an established warm-up regiment and technical exercises as prescribed by the voice teacher, and jury repertoire, language, and performance requirements (See Guidelines for Voice Study).
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: LSN.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

MVP VOC. Voice. 1-2 Credit Hours.

1-hour lesson for students enrolled for 2 credits. 1/2-hour lesson for students enrolled for 1 credit. Technical Requirements: Demonstrate consistent breath support, firmly established legato line, evidence of musical phrasing, consistent vibrato, ability to execute technical exercises evenly throughout the range, and jury repertoire, language, and performing (See Guidelines for Voice Study).
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: LSN.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

MVP VOD. Voice. 1-2 Credit Hours.

1-hour lesson for students enrolled for 2 credits. 1/2-hour lesson for students enrolled for 1 credit. Technical Requirements: Demonstrate consistent breath support, firmly established legato line, evidence of musical phrasing, consistent vibrato, ability to execute technical exercises evenly throughout the range, and jury repertoire, language, and performing (See Guidelines for Voice Study).
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: LSN.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

MVP VOF. Voice. 1-2 Credit Hours.

1-hour lesson for students enrolled for 2 credits. 1/2-hour lesson for students enrolled for 1 credit. Technical Requirements: Demonstrate evidence of upper range extension with fully supported sound and appropriate modification of resonators, ability to self-prepare a song, knowledge of musical styles and historical periods of music, effective communication of song literature, an established warm-up regiment and technical exercises as prescribed by the voice teacher, and jury repertoire, language, and performance requirements (See Guidelines for Voice Study).
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: LSN.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

MVP VOG. Voice. 1-2 Credit Hours.

1-hour lesson for students enrolled for 2 credits. 1/2-hour lesson for students enrolled for 1 credit. Technical Requirements: Demonstrate perfect facility in required lyric languages, ability to evaluate performances critically and coherently, facility with register changes in upper range, polished and artistic performing with accuracy in pitch, rhythm, good posture, breath management, phonation, and resonance in addition to jury repertoire, language, and performance requirements (See Guidelines for Voice Study).
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: LSN.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

MVP VOH. Voice. 1-2 Credit Hours.

1-hour lesson for students enrolled for 2 credits. 1/2-hour lesson for students enrolled for 1 credit. Technical Requirements: Demonstrate perfect facility in required lyric languages, ability to evaluate performances critically and coherently, facility with register changes in upper range, polished and artistic performing with accuracy in pitch, rhythm, good posture, breath management, phonation, and resonance in addition to jury repertoire, language, and performance requirements (See Guidelines for Voice Study).
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: LSN.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

MVP VOS. Secondary Voice. 1-2 Credit Hours.

1-hour lesson for students enrolled for 2 credits. 1/2-hour lesson for students enrolled for 1 credit. Technical Requirements: Demonstrate a beginning concept of breath management, legato connection for moderate length phrases, clear articulation and projection of vowels and consonants in English, emotional connection to and communication of text, release of vibrato in sustained singing, and jury repertoire, language, and performance requirements (See Guidelines for Voice Study).
Requisite: Frost School of Music.
Components: LSN.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.