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CURRENT COURSES TAUGHT BY MATTHEW HOCH, DMA
TITLES AND COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


MUAP 1110–4620 – Applied Voice

Applied singing lessons for voice majors at Auburn University.

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MUSI 1050 – Singer’s Diction

This course focuses on the study of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and its application to Italian and English. Students will learn the basics of singer’s diction for each of these languages and demonstrate their knowledge through written examination, speaking, and singing.

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MUSI 2150 – Advanced Diction

This course focuses on the study of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and its application to French and German. Students will learn the basics of singer’s diction for each of these languages and demonstrate their knowledge through written examination, speaking, and singing.

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MUSI 3970 – Oratorio: History, Literature, and Analysis

This course explores the oratorio genre from the early baroque era to the present day. Sacred Latin works, cantatas, and secular concert works similarly scored for orchestra and soloists will also be considered. Major works by Monteverdi, Handel, Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Elgar, and Britten will be examined within a historical and cultural context, with special emphasis on performance practice, orchestration, and text-to-music relationships.

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PREVIOUS COURSES TAUGHT BY MATTHEW HOCH, DMA
TITLES AND COURSE DESCRIPTIONS



MUSE 1200–4200 – Opera Workshop

The opera workshop is a select ensemble/class for moderate to advanced classical singers. Topics include the musical, linguistic, and dramatic preparation and performance of roles and scenes from the operatic and operetta repertory. In addition, the student will learn more about the history and literature of opera, as well as the opera industry (auditioning, young artist programs, etc.). There will be assignments related directly to your role as well as additional assignments.

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VOI 1010–4010 – Applied Voice
VOI 1000 – Voice Seminar

Applied singing lessons for voice majors at Shorter College.

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MUS 3490 – History of Musical Theatre I

DESCRIPTION: The history of musical theatre from the recorded beginnings of music and drama in Italy (c. 1600) through the American musical comedies of Rodgers & Hart (c. 1940). Genres explored include opera, operetta, burlesque, pantomime, vaudeville, tin pan alley, the minstrel show, revue, and musical comedy. Major figures discussed include composers, lyricists (including librettists/book-writers), producers, directors, choreographers, performers, and conductors. Literature is explored within a social-historical context.

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MUS 3500 – History of Musical Theatre II

The history of musical theatre from 1940 to the present day. Genres explored include the standard “book” musicals of Broadway with additional discussion of West End theatre, Off-Broadway musicals, concept musicals, dance revues, “jukebox” musicals, and through-composed “mega-musicals.” Major figures discussed include composers, lyricists (including book writers), producers, directors, choreographers, performers, and conductors. Literature is explored within a social-historical context.

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MUS 3240 – Opera Literature

A chronological survey of operatic literature from the Baroque era to the present day with an emphasis on major composers and major works. Literature is explored within a social-historical context.

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MUS 4170 – Art Song Literature

A survey of art song literature with particular emphasis on German lieder and French mélodies. Selected British, American, Spanish, Russian, and Scandinavian art songs are also discussed. Literature is explored within a social-historical context.

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Other University Courses Taught (prior to 2008)

            Choral Ensembles
            Choral Literature
            Class Voice
            Music History Survey: Medieval-Renaissance
            Music History Survey: Baroque-Classical
            Music History Survey: Romantic-Twentieth Century
            History of American Music
            Music Appreciation (Western Classical)
            Jazz Appreciation
            Music Theory I, II
            Sight Singing I, II, III, IV


           
           


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