Voice I explores the vocal process and prepares the student for performance of vocal solos. Emphasis is on the individual's voice, posture, breathing, strengthening and expanding the range, acoustics and care of the voice. Students develop basic music reading and writing skills and are introduced to the International Phonetic Alphabet. Normal classes consist of lecture, vocal warm-ups, group singing and individual solo presentations. Students will prepare and present solo vocal selections drawn from Folk, Classical, and Broadway repertoire. Evaluation is by both written and singing exams.