Course Content and Outcome Guide for MUS 220
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- MUS 220
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Course DescriptionDirected rehearsal and performance of music for the larger general chorus of mixed voices--soprano, alto, tenor, bass. Chorus is open to all students who desire to sing. No audition is required. Music selected will be keyed to the ability of the group. Purpose is to develop as high a level of artistic choral singing as is possible within the capability of the group.
Intended Outcomes for the courseThis course is primarily a music performance course. The majority of the course will be taught as a directed rehearsal.
- Students will be able to learn choral part both aurally and through printed music notation.
- Students will be able to execute musical directions of chorus director and make appropriate notation in music score.
- Students will be able to accurately follow the conducting pattern of the chorus director.
- Students will know in which vocal range they can most comfortably sing.
- Students will be able to perform publicly as member of chorus.
Outcome Assessment StrategiesThe instructor should make the criteria for assigning a course grade and for evaluating student progress clear at the beginning of the term. The individual instructor will determine the methods of assessment. Assessment methods may include:
- Recital participation
- Concert report
- Class participation
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)SUBJECT MATTER:
- The classical repertoire
- Musical theatre
- Multicultural and nonwestern works
Phonetics for Learning Foreign Language Works Musicality and Notation
Conducting Patterns Solo Singing with Chorus Accompaniment
The following skills are expected to be achieved to successfully meet the minimum requirement ("C" or "Pass") of the course.
- Attend rehearsals and learn individual parts(s)
- Follow musical ideas as instructed by chorus director.
- Learn, prepare and perform vocal music both aurally and from printed notation.
- Hold harmony in conjunction with other vocal parts.
- Accurately learn foreign language lyrics to choral works.
- Participate in final public performance.