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School:
Jackson College
Course:
Thr 216 - Voice for the Actor

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Theater 216 Voice for the Actor Winter 2008 Syllabus MW 1 2 30 p m Location Ruth Day Theater Potter Center Instructor Erin Wetzel Righettini Email wetzelrerine jcc mi edu A Course Objectives 1 To learn breathing and relaxation techniques designed to support and free the student s voice 2 To enhance all aspects of vocal production articulation projection and vocal quality resonance through intensive exercise work and readings in the text 3 To provide opportunities for the student to practice vocal techniques in class 4 To increase the student s awareness of the use and care of the human voice and to encourage healthy vocal practices 5 To introduce the student to a variety of techniques from several modalities of voice work including Berry Lessac Rodenburg and others B Required Reading Berry Cicely Voice and the Actor New York Macmillan Publishing Co Inc 1973 C Assignments 1 This class will be run in studio fashion and will include extensive exercise work in each aspect of vocal production as well as assigned individual and group readings 2 There will be memorization of various texts to be used in tandem with class exercises 3 It is expected that the student keep a journal of their observations regarding their own experiences with vocal practices changes and progress The journal will be brought to class everyday Note Some of the breathing and restructuring work incorporates hands on body work for diagnostic purposes as well as assisting the student in finding proper alignment in the body I will ask permission before putting hands on please let me know if you would rather not participate Eventually we will incorporate hands on partner work again let me know of any particular concerns D Additional Requirements 1 A blank journal should be purchased and brought to class daily 2 Clothing should be loose and comfortable no jeans no hats 3 Water bottles are allowed in class no food or other beverages are allowed 4 Small pillows or towels may provide additional comfort and



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