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Course Content and Outcome Guide for MUC 154C

Course Number:
MUC 154C
Course Title:
Band Performance Workshop III
Credit Hours:
2
Lecture Hours:
30
Lecture/Lab Hours:
30
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
$6.00

Course Description

Involves selection, rehearsals, and performance in a variety of musical styles, vocal and instrumental. Includes popular, jazz, and R&B. Develops rehearsal and presentation skills. Students are allowed to "front" band and submit original material. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:
Perform a variety of musical genres in a variety of styles.
Instrumental students will be able to rehearse employing dynamics, nuances, ensemble roles, and variable soloing styles.
Vocal students will be able to determine the most effective genre(s) for each individual€™s vocal style and create vocal charts and employ improvisation during rehearsals.
Employ proper stage rehearsal procedures and etiquette and present a full set of original/cover material for a live performance.
Set up the flow of a live performance, prepare song list order, segues, and visual choreography.
Show leadership skills including count-offs, conducting and €œfronting€ the band.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Evaluation will be based upon attendance and participation. Students will be expected to put in sufficient practice time to polish their individual parts. Students will be expected to conduct themselves professionally. A letter grade or "Pass/No Pass" will be issued.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

COURSE CONTENT
The course consists of group and sectional rehearsals. Activities include:

  1. Rhythm section, horn, and vocal sectionals.
  2. Choosing appropriate performance material.
  3. Arranging material and creating charts where needed.
  4. Rehearsal procedures and etiquette including playing in tune, playing with appropriate dynamics, and learning arrangements.
  5. Correct use of musical equipment including set up and operation of amplifiers, PA, and microphone technique.
  6. Presentation of material for a live performance.

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS

  1. The student will be able to choose material appropriate for available instrumentation and skill level.
  2. The student will be able to create and/or read a chart for an arrangement.
  3. The student will be able to perform a variety of instrumental and/or vocal selections.
  4. The students will be able to conduct themselves professionally in a group rehearsal setting.
  5. The student will be able to use correctly instrument amplifiers and PA equipment.
  6. The students will be able to present their material in a professional manner in a live performance.