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FACULTY/STAFF DIRECTORY

 
Voice Juries

FRESHMEN REQUIREMENTS (per semester)
 1.  Six memorized and polished pieces are to be prepared.
 2.  English and Italian are to be represented.  Other languages may be performed, but are not required.
 3.  At least one piece of literature must be chosen from each of the following musical periods:

  1. Baroque
  2. Classical
  3. Romantic
  4. 20th Century

One selection approved by the applied teacher could be traditional sacred music or musical theater.  

SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR, & SENIOR REQUIREMENTS (per semester)
 1.  Six memorized and polished pieces are to be prepared.
 2.  English, Italian, French and German are to be represented.
 3.  At least one piece of literature must be chosen from each of the following musical periods:

  1. Baroque
  2. Classical
  3. Romantic
  4. 20th Century

One selection approved by the applied teacher could be traditional sacred music or musical theater.    

ACCOMPANISTS
All jury performances must be accompanied by a musician in attendance (no taped accompaniments please).  Students are not provided with accompanists.  Accompanists must be secured well in advance and possess the technical skills to successfully perform the literature.  Payment and rehearsal time is a private matter between the student and accompanist.  Voice and piano faculty can assist in locating an accompanist.  Students are encouraged to bring an accompanist to lessons whenever possible.
 

GRADING SYSTEM
Students will receive a numerical grade for each of the following aspects of their performance:

  1. Preparation
  2. Tone Quality
  3. Intonation
  4. Breath Support/Technique
  5. Diction
  6. Interpretation/Musicianship/Stage Deportment/Style

The grade point scale is 100.  Attention should be made during the course of the semester to each of these areas.  The final grades of the three jurors will be averaged together.  The studio teacher then renders the final grade, which is a combination of the jury and the weekly preparation for lessons. 
  
 

 

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