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Course Content and Outcome Guide for MUS 195B

Course Number:
MUS 195B
Course Title:
Symphonic Band
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
30
Special Fee:
$12.00

Course Description

Provides the opportunity to participate in a conducted symphonic band for brass, woodwind and percussion instrumentalists. Includes rehearsal and performance of repertoire from the 17th-21st centuries. Prerequisites: MUS 195A. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion, students should be able to:

  • Use an understanding of beginning musicianship and performance etiquette to perform basic repertory to a public audience as a member of a music ensemble.
  • Use an understanding of beginning music literacy to prepare and rehearse basic repertory as a member of a large music ensemble.
  • Use an understanding of beginning rehearsal techniques and etiquette to follow a conductor, annotate music, and be a contributing member of a large music ensemble.
  • Use an understanding of stylistic differences in basic repertory to accurately interpret instrumental band music in performance.
  • Use a basic understanding of their primary instrument to continue to improve as a performer of music.

Course Activities and Design

  • Rehearsal and performance of standard collegiate?level band repertoire from the 17th century to the contemporary period.
  • Public performance of rehearsed material.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Qualitative and quantitative examination of assigned part(s) in solo, sectional and group applications.
  • Ensemble participation and attendance.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Development of musical skills: articulation, dynamic control, phrasing, tone production,balance and sight?reading.
  • The conductor and the baton €“ metric patterns and cues.
  • Performance etiquette.
  • Execution of assigned part(s) as directed by the conductor.
  • Listen and respond to conductor, section leaders and the ensemble.
  • Sight?reading parts at appropriate level.