Course Content and Outcome Guide for MUS 195C

Course Number:
MUS 195C
Course Title:
Symphonic Band
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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. Audit available Prerequisites: MUS 195B.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion, students should be able to:

  • Use an understanding of beginning/intermediate-­?level musicianship and performance etiquette to perform intermediate repertory to a public audience as a member of a music ensemble.
  • Use an understanding of beginning/intermediate music literacy to prepare and rehearse intermediate-­?level repertory as a member of a large music ensemble.
  • Use an understanding of beginning/intermediate-­?level 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/intermediate-­?level repertory to accurately interpret instrumental band music in performance.
  • Use a basic/intermediate-­?level 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.