This course provides an overview of major types of Western Classical solo vocal repertoire, from approximately 1600 to the present. It traces the evolution of important formal and stylistic commonalities and differences between individual composers' and national characteristics. The course allows students at a foundational level to recognise and culturally contextualise the forms they are choosing, performing and listening to.
1 x 2hr lecture/week
1 x individual written assignment (40%), 1 x group presentation (30%), 1 x 45min listening exam (30%)