This course is designed for students interested in the mechanics and skills of vocal production. Students will study phonetics and focus on exercises which improve the use of pitch and intonation; explore the uses of rhythm and the rate of speech; work on vocal support and placement; and increase the awareness of negative vocal qualities, such as breathiness or nasality. Students will work on exercises designed to improve articulation, lip, tongue, and jaw movement for a cleaner production of sounds. This course respects cultural and regional identity and does not subscribe to the theory that these identities should be eliminated in order to achieve “correct speech.” This course satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement in Arts.
2016-2017 Course Catalog / Courses / Voice and Speech for the Actor