21M.410 | Spring 2007 | Undergraduate

Vocal Repertoire and Performance: Women Composers


Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session

Course Content

Exploration of Concert Repertoire for the Solo Artist.

This term we will focus upon the works of Women Composers. Students will gather biographical data and explore art songs, operatic arias, choral masterpieces, and arrangements employing sacred and secular texts. Additionally, students will conduct inquiry into works indicative of their own heritage.


  • Love of singing
  • Good sight-reading skills
  • Familiarity with the keyboard
  • Daily vocalizing and practice of assigned repertoire
  • Regular attendance and performance in class
  • Rehearsals with chosen accompanist
  • Performance in the culminating recital
  • The singer should always be prepared to provide sheet music for instructor and accompanist.


A Timeline of the Women Composers Studied (PDF)


Key Dates

Week 1: Perform songs of your choosing

Week 2: Choose and begin to perform songs from the recommended repertoire

Week 7: Mid-term paper due

Week 10: Heritage paper due

Week 15: Culminating performance

Course Info

As Taught In
Spring 2007
Learning Resource Types
Written Assignments with Examples