Bonnie Woolley

Faculty/Choral Director



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FREN6521 - Your Voice in French      

Your Voice in French: It All Starts with a Song

From our first cries as a newborn, we use our voices to express ourselves. Throughout our lives vocal communication plays an important role in how we relate to others. Accents, intonation and word choice are often more important than “speaking correctly” in creating an authentic communication space, and French-language popular songs are an incredibly rich resource for decoding and mastering the nuances of communication and culture in the Francophone world. In this course, students will immerse themselves in this musical universe. Study of the songs will give us keys for understanding. Daily work in vocal production and pronunciation as well as performance coaching will allow each participant to find his or her authentic voice and learn to share it more freely with others. Students will perform at various musical events throughout the session. All levels of singers - and non-singers, a.k.a. “rappers” and “slammers” - are welcome. Language & Stylistics

Summer 2013

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The French School

Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
P: 802.443.5526
F: 802.443.2075

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14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

Sheila Schwaneflugel, Coordinator