Course Content and Outcome Guide for MUS 158
- Posted by:
- Curriculum Office
- Course Number:
- MUS 158
- Course Title:
- Chamber Ensemble
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture hours:
- Lecture/Lab hours:
- Lab hours:
- Special Fee:
Course DescriptionProvides opportunity for instrumentalists and vocalists to form small ensembles (i.e. solo, duet, trio, quartet, etc.). Ensembles rehearse individually and participate in performance. Requires the ability to read music.
Addendum to Course DescriptionInstructor should assign repertoire according to individual abilities and available instrumentation. Works will be selected from the standard classical and jazz repertoire.
Intended Outcomes for the course
- Students are expected to learn individual parts outside of class. Instructor will assign repertoire and coach regular rehearsals. Coaching will include stylistic interpretation, assistance with individual parts and instruction in proper performance etiquette.
- Students will able to prepare musical work(s) from printed score for performance.
- Students will be able to accurately interpret distinctive musical styles.
- Students will be able to perform musical work(s) in a public recital.
- Students will be able to work with other musicians to prepare musical works.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Methods used to evaluate student progress and the criteria for assigning a course letter grade should be made clear by the instructor at the beginning of the course. The individual instructor will determine the method of assessment. Assessment methods may include:
Successful knowledge and execution of individual part(s)
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Instrumental repertoire from the renaissance to the modern era
- Vocal repertoire from the renaissance to the modern era
- Stylistic concerns in musical interpretation
- Performance etiquette
The following skills are expected to successfully meet the minimum requirement of "C" of "Pass" for the course.
- Learn individual part(s) from printed music score.
- Execute stylistic practices according to repertoire.
- Work with other musicians to prepare and perform musical works.