Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 2023

Course Description

Class Overview Welcome to Vox Animae, DePauw’s auditioned SSAA choir. You all passed an audition which means your vocal and musical skill is at a level that allows this group to study and perform advanced choral repertoire from a wide spectrum of eras, styles and genres. I am looking forward to making music with you! Learning Goals In general, DePauw music students... • Develop artistic excellence, creativity, and critical thinking skills as the foundation for all they do. • Engage audiences, with special attention to access, inclusivity and awareness. • Act as socially minded entrepreneurial musicians by inventing, developing and managing projects for community impact. • Recognize and champion diversity of all kinds and work ceaselessly to improve inclusivity in all that they do. • Leverage technology in the creation and dissemination of music. The intention of this class in particular is... • To train the serious young musician in the art of choral singing; • To promote self-expression and creativity through emotional and intellectual outlets; • To expose the students to a broad spectrum of choral repertoire; • To create expertly crafted performances; • To foster skills in musicianship and music theory; • To create community through music; • To act as a public relations organization for DePauw University; • Bring beauty to the lives of many.

Student Outcomes

By taking this class, students will be able to... • Sing with a heightened sense of musicality and musical phrase; • Train their ear to a gain an advanced sense of pitch; • Analyze the expressive connection between text and music; • Understand how choral compositions are a reflection of the historic and cultural context they were written in; • Understand how to use the vocal instrument to create a healthy, balanced, and blended choral sound;