EDR3320EN - Voice II: Vocal Physiology & Speech Dialects

Course description

Develop skills in vocal technique. Students explore and examine their own vocal abilities and learn methods for growing as a vocal performer. Building on the concepts learned, this course focuses on vocal strength, articulation, and dialect work.

How this course benefits students

Students pursuing creative missional work have the opportunity to expand their vocal range and presence through the exercises and assignments in this course. Training the voice not only adds to artistic abilities but can also have an impact on growth as communicators.

Why this course is important

This course focuses on each student’s unique vocal abilities. Using techniques and methods to better understand and train the voice, students grow in capacity and knowledge providing the basis for purposeful and engaged creative missional work.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Prof. Ben Roberts, Professor of Theatrical Performance

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

Working with biblical texts and training from a biblical perspective allows students to create deep and personal connections to progress throughout the course.

Missionally driven

Using our unique voice and vocal abilities as a part of missional work is fundamental to this course. How to train to be ready to work within our community can make an incredible impact on the journey into missional work. This course is designed to train the voice to be ready for the missional work we are called to be a part of.

Contextually informed

Training the voice has incredible ramifications, not only for students personally, but as a connection to the wider world. This course considers the impact voices have on our surroundings and communities.

Interculturally focused

While training the voice for performance always be aware of the similarities and differences we have with the communities and cultures we may encounter. Concerning the extensive dialect training, students are asked to consider their own cultural awareness and train their voice in the context of being culturally sensitive.

Practically minded

Explore effective vocal methods and techniques to grow as a vocal performer. In this course students build upon theories and ideas while focusing on the practical elements such as warm-ups, vocal care, and breath support.

Experientially transformed

Produce industry standard vocal demo reels. Students undergo projects focusing on personal development for professional voice work.