Part of the Distance Learning Curriculum


Created by Lindsay Price and Karen Loftus

This unit focuses specifically on the technical aspects of vocal production. By understanding how voice is created, students will be more aware of how to improve their vocal production. Students will explore posture and breathing exercises, as well as how to use the diaphragm, projection, and articulation. The final project will test students’ abilities to properly project and articulate a joke at a distance from a microphone

The overview lays out the lessons within the unit, including time management and technology requirements.
Additional Attachments
1: Session 1
Students are introduced to the concept of what makes a good voice and how to achieve it through breathing and proper posture.
2: Session 2
Students explore resonance and the resonators.
3: Session 3
Students explore articulation and the articulators.
4: Unit Project
This is a simple project. Your students are going to tell a joke to the class. The reason to use a joke or a riddle (rather than a poem, prose piece, monologue, or scene) is that students in the audience will want to hear the answer. They will be more engaged in the simple joke or riddle than passively listening to something else.

Standards Addressed

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