What Makes an Singer? NCAS: MU:Pr5.1.E.8a, MU:Pr6.1.E.8a
The following standards were drawn, by the students, from the National Core Arts Standards and unpacked during the 2015/2016 school year.
Breath control refers to perfecting the muscular process of breathing. Those who master breath control, breathe using maximum mechanical advantage.
Sight singer is the ability to read music without using a piano, recording, or other supportive means.
Emotionality turns simple notes and words into an expressive choice. Singers who master the emotionality of music make expressive choices that draw meaning out of a song.
The pleasantness of a singer's voice is referred to as tone. Tone should be round and rich--bright but never nasal or covered.
Pitch accuracy is required in all musical forms, and is a fundamental aspect of all good singing.