MUS-3090 Song Interpretation: Bringing Songs to Life

3 credits

Prerequisite: MUS-2330 and THA-2121

The overall objective of this course is to provide singing actors with the tools to make a song come alive onstage without relying on the context of a show, props, costumes and makeup. We explore each song from the dual perspectives of textual/dramatic and musical structure. Once we have come to a thorough understanding of what the song is "about" we employ various acting techniques to help each singer to arrive at a performance that is honest, meaningful, convincing and effective. The semester's work is presented in a final cabaret performance.