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Scott Hafso
DRAMA 259
Seattle Campus

Performance Practicum

Special work in various aspects of performance technique.

Class description

This course introduces students to basic singing skills, including freeing the body, accessing breath, free on-set of vibration, resonance, range, ear training, part independence and rudimentary music theory. These skills will be applied to various course projects, including class training songs, an individual solo project and an ensemble song. Song structure and interpretation will be explored, as will introductory performance and audition practicum. The course culminates in a solo performance of a final project song; the performance will be open to the public.

Student learning goals

This course has three main learning goals: developing the authentic and embodied voice of the singer, application of performance practicum, and the demonstration of audition skills.

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

This course is run in a workshop format. We will encourage and learn from each other’s progress. Therefore, your punctual, attentive presence is necessary for both your and your classmates’ optimal learning. Talent is not the basis for evaluation, but rather the effort displayed and progress demonstrated by each student.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Scott Hafso
Date: 12/16/2013