This unit provides an overview of theatre skills as they relate to vocal performance. Students are introduced to the historical and cultural conventions of the theatre, and the specific way the voice and body are used in music theatre, operetta and opera. Students are taught the basics of stage deportment, movement and appropriate style for vocal performance. Students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to rehearse and perform a short operetta, opera or music theatre work in black box theatre style with piano reduction score. Students work collaboratively to create the ensemble vocal theatre performance.
1 x 2hr lecture rehearsal per week; Intensive rehearsals in Special Projects Week up to 16 hours
Student Performance (50%); Portfolio (30%); Student Observation and Self-reflective Exercises (20%)