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Seesholtz, John Associate Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. John Seesholtz, dramatic baritone, has performed nationally and internationally in both art song recital and opera. He has been published by the Journal of Singing, the foremost journal of his field. His article, 'the Origin of the Verdi Baritone,' has been featured on the NYC Metropolitan Opera Podcast, and his article, 'The AIDS Quilt Songbook and Its Uncollected Works,' has elevated him to one of the foremost researchers and performers of AIDS related music in America. He is currently the President of the COWY-National Association of Teachers of Singing, Regional Board Member and Colorado Governor of the West Central NATS Region, Instructor at two young artist programs: La Lirica Musica (Italy Based) and Up North Vocal Institute (Nationally Based), Resident Artist with the Denver Art Song Project, and under artistic management with Musica Grande Artists (based out of New York City)

keywords

  • Vocal Pedagogy, Voice Research, Voice Science, German Diction, French Diction, Italian Diction, English Diction, Art Song, Oratorio, Vocal Performance, Comparative Vocal Pedagogy

Teaching

courses taught

  • MUEL 1184 - Voice Class
    Secondary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Involves basic vocal technique and easy solo repertoire taught through a group medium, for beginner and intermediate level students. May be repeated upto 6 total credit hours. Recommended requisite: ability to read music.
  • MUSC 3193 - Vocal Pedagogy and Literature for Young Voices
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Provides an overview of vocal anatomy/function, care of the voice, vocal repertoire, teaching strategies,and other specialized topics related to singing instruction in both private studio and public school choral settings. Fall section for instrumentalists; spring section for vocalists.
  • MUSC 5444 - Vocal Pedagogy
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    In depth study of the physiology, acoustics, and health aspects of the singing voice. Recommended for all graduate students in voice.
  • MUSC 5484 - Graduate Seminar in Vocal Pedagogy
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    A thorough investigation of the challenges of studio voice pedagogy, including corrective techniques, psychological philosophies, and video analysis of student teaching. Examination and evaluation of comparative methodologies of vocal technique.
  • PMUS 1184 - Voice Class
    Secondary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Involves basic vocal technique and easy solo repertoire taught through a group medium, for beginner and intermediate level students. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • PMUS 1726 - Voice
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.
  • PMUS 2726 - Voice
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.
  • PMUS 3726 - Voice
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
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  • PMUS 4726 - Voice
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
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  • PMUS 5726 - Voice
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
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  • PMUS 6726 - Voice
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.

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