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Moteki, Mutsumi Professor and the Berton Coffin Faculty Fellow in Voice

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  • As a vocal coach/collaborative pianist, Dr. Moteki performs with singers and instrumentalists, and gives master classes to singers and collaborative pianists in the U.S. and in other countries. She is particularly known for her efficient coaching that promotes beautiful singing and detailed interpretation of the music and the text. Her recent research focuses on introducing Japanese art song to American and other non-Japanese singers. She has co-created and co-edited 'Japanese Art Song Anthology' with Dr. Kumiko Shimizu of Delta State University. It is the first of its kind in the United States, and two volumes have been published by Classical Vocal Reprints. She is also expanding her interest to art songs from other Eastern Asian countries such as Korea and China. She has given several lecture-recitals on 'East Asian Art Songs' with Dr. JungWoo Kim, baritone and associate professor at Hope College.

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  • vocal music, art song, opera, singing diction, japanese art song, japanese singing diction, Korean and Chinese art song, vocal accompanying, vocal coaching

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  • MUSC 1544 - Italian Diction
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Designed for the understanding of lyric Italian diction, the international phonetic alphabet, and its application to classical singing. Required for freshmen BM voice majors. Offered fall only.
  • MUSC 1554 - English Diction
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Designed for the understanding of lyric English diction, the international phonetic alphabet, and its application to classical singing as well as various musical styles of English classical voice literature. Required for Freshmen BM voice majors.
  • MUSC 3444 - French Diction
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Designed for the understanding of lyric French diction, the international phonetic alphabet, and its application to classical singing, as well as various musical styles of French classical vocal literature. Recommended prerequisite: MUSC 3464. Required of Junior BM voice majors.
  • MUSC 5464 - French Song Literature
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Provides an extensive analytical and historical discussion of French song literature styles, from the 12th century to the present.
  • PMUS 4137 - Opera Theatre 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Addresses issues related to young artist development. Areas of concentration include (but are not limited to) acting technique, resume preparation, audition technique, scene analysis, and role preparation. The acting technique is addressed in this course through textbook reading and exercise. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.
  • PMUS 4497 - Vocal Repertoire Coaching
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Group coaching class to prepare for voice recitals as well as to learn vocal repertoire including historical background, composers, styles, and poetic interpretation. May be repeated up to 12 credit hours.
  • PMUS 5497 - Vocal Repertoire Coaching
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Group coaching class to prepare for voice recitals as well as to learn vocal repertoire including historical background, composers, styles, and poetic interpretation. Class may fulfill voice literature requirements when appropriate classes are not offered. Also available: weekly individual coaching to prepare for voice recitals and other projects. Diction, musical styles, and interpretation (music and text) are the main focus of this course. May be repeated up to 12 credit hours. For graduate voice students and collaborative pianists.

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