Jul 20, 2019  
College Catalog 2018-2019 
College Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

THDA 220 - Voice and Speech

An introduction to the fundamentals of successful playing of the vocal instrument of the individual human body. Using techniques of Lessac, Linklater, and Rodenburg, students learn elements of elocution: communication awareness; breath support; healthy voice production and projection; posture and poise; speech articulation; Standard American English pronunciation; vocal expressiveness and delivery. Essential for theatre performance majors, including singers, and very useful for anyone choosing a career such as law, teaching, politics, leadership, etc., which demands speaking to groups and presenting publicly. Students craft a personal process of vocal support practice through continuous self-analysis, journaling of exercises, rehearsal and delivery. This is a dynamic, physical, highly experiential, practical, and performance-based lab course. Semester culminates with a public solo performance of oratory and poetry. No previous experience required.  Every spring. (4 Credits)