Course Content and Outcome Guide for MUS 195
- Posted by:
- Djambel Unkov
- Course Number:
- MUS 195
- Course Title:
- Symphonic Band
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Course DescriptionSymphonic Band Large conducted ensemble for brass, woodwind and percussion instruments rehearses and performs repertoire from the 17th- 21st centuries. Designed for music majors but is available to all students. Previous high-school level band experience or equivalent is required.
Intended Outcomes for the course
1. Interact in the world with a holistic view by understanding how smaller
parts come together to form something larger.
2. Learn how to creatively problem-solve through direction.
3. Understand the role of listening in flexibility, phrasing, and other
aspects of artistry.
4. Work with others in order to build community
Outcome Assessment Strategies
1. Qualitative and quantitative examination of assigned part(s) in solo or
2. Participation, attendance, attitude.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
1. Rehearsal and performance of standard collegiate-level band repertoire
from the 17th century to the contemporary period.
2. Development of musical skills: articulation, dynamic control, phrasing,
good tone production, balance and sight-reading..
3. The conductor and the baton – metric patterns and cues.
4. Performance etiquette.
5. Execute assigned part(s) as directed by the conductor.
6. Listen and respond to conductor, section leaders and ensemble.
7. Sight-read part at appropriate level as assigned by conductor.