If you are one of my university students, these are the different projects you will perform in class. Decide what you will do now so you can plan ahead and apply what is talked about to each piece as we are going along. You are required to turn this in as stated in the syllabus.
If you are not one of my university students, these projects are recommended as part of this course to help you apply what is discussed in a variety of situations.
Performance Project 1 : Dramatic Monologue
You will need to find a dramatic monologue from a play or spoken part of an operetta that is at least one minute long.
Performance Project 2 : Acting to Music Without Words
You will need to find at least 2 minutes worth of music without any words to perform a scene to. It can be from an opera, musical, movie, orchestra performance, or commercial music genre. Again, NO WORDS!!!
Performance Project 3 & 4 : Art Song Fully Staged & Concert Style
If you are one of my opera students you must choose an art song
If you are not one of my opera students choose a song of whatever genre you choose that does not have an existing clearly identified context.
Performance Project 5 & 6 : Aria Fully Staged & Concert Style
If you are one of my opera students you will need one aria from an opera.
If you are not one of my students you may choose any song of your choice.
Performance Project 7 & 8 : Duet Fully Staged & Concert Style
If you are one of my students you will need to choose a duet from opera or musical theater literature.
If you are not one of my students you may choose a duet of your choice.