Course Content and Outcome Guide for MUS 158F Effective Summer 2015
- Course Number:
- MUS 158F
- Course Title:
- Chamber Ensemble
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
- Special Fee:
Course DescriptionProvides an opportunity for instrumentalists to practice and perform. Includes conducted and coached rehearsals for public performance. Covers performance practice and repertory for chamber orchestra and small ensembles. Requires the ability to read music. Prerequisites: MUS 158E. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Use an understanding of advanced-level musicianship and performance etiquette to publicly perform advanced repertory as a member of an instrumental ensemble.
- Use an understanding of advanced-level music literacy to individually prepare and rehearse advanced repertory as a member of an instrumental ensemble.
- Use an understanding of advanced rehearsal techniques and etiquette to follow a conductor, annotate music, and be a contributing member of an instrumental ensemble during rehearsal.
- Use an understanding of stylistic differences in advanced repertory to appropriately interpret instrumental music in performance.
- Use a basic understanding of their primary instrument to continue to improve as a performer of music.
Course Activities and Design
- 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.
- Prepare musical work(s) from printed score for performance.
- Accurately interpret distinctive musical styles.
- Perform musical work(s) in a public recital.
- 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 gradeshould be made clear by the instructor at the beginning of the course. The individual instructor willdetermine the method of assessment. Assessment methods may include:Rehearsal attendanceMusical interpretationPublic recitalSuccessful knowledge and execution of individual part(s)
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Instrumental repertoire from the renaissance to the modern era
- Stylistic concerns in musical interpretation
- Performance etiquette