ASOTA ARTISTIC DEVELOPMENT SERIES


This series is designed to give students a thorough knowledge of musical theatre repertoire, vocal types, composers, style periods and musical influences that are a part of the American Musical Theatre Genre from the Tin Pan Alley and Golden Age era through the present. Instructor Dr. Maryann Kyle provides a comprehensive learning experience that includes an understanding of the evolution of musical theatre, cultural and economic influences, composers, lyricists, collaborators and the music.
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Course Option A:
MU 606-Musical Theatre Seminar in Literature, Style and Performance

Students will finish the course having completed a collaborative project called THE KALEIDOSCOPE STAGE: A Compendium of Musical Theatre Composers, Shows, Songs and Voice Types. This three-part project includes: The Evolution of the Voice Type in Musical Theatre, A Collection of Musical Theatre Literature by Voice Type and A Guide to Composers and Collaborators in Musical Theatre. This project will give you a valuable collated resource for your studio or classroom.  

MU 606-Musical Theatre Seminar in Literature, Style and Performance is offered online and can be watched synchronously or asynchronously. Credit and non-credit options available. The course begins on June 8 and runs for eight weeks.  It will meet on Monday and Wednesday from 10 AM CST to noon.

Meeting time for synchronous study:  Monday/Wednesday 10AM - 12PM CST (Live or Zoom)
Asynchronous class recordings will be made available at the end of the day for those who are unable to study synchronously.

Course Option B:
MU 647 and MU 847: Pedagogy of Musical Theatre and Commercial

The world of vocal technique is divided into two distinct categories.  The first category is that of the classical singer who develops through traditional voice lessons studying art songs, arias, operettas, oratorio, and opera.  The second category of singer is that of the popular/commercial or Broadway style singer. It is rare that a singer, and rarer still that a classically trained teacher will receive instruction in how to bridge the gap between the styles. 

This course will help performers, teachers, directors, coaches and conductors develop an understanding of healthy vocal technique and how to use it in teaching multiple styles of music and varying athletic qualities and lifestyles.  Additionally, participants will learn to develop the teaching/practice language of style, musical skills, character development that enhances the technique and how technology impacts what we teach in the studio.

MU 647 and MU 847: Pedagogy of Musical Theatre and Commercial is offered online and can be watched synchronously or asynchronously. Credit and non-credit options available. It will meet on Monday and Wednesday from 3-4:45PM CST. 

Meeting time for synchronous study:  Monday/Wednesday 3-4:45PM CST (Live or Zoom)
 Asynchronous class recordings will be made available at the end of the day for those who are unable to study synchronously.