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- MUS 220A
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Provides the opportunity to sing in a large general chorus of mixed voices. Includes rehearsal and performance of repertory drawn from the canon of choral works from the 16th-21st centuries. No audition required.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Use an understanding of beginning musicianship and performance etiquette to perform basic
repertory to a public audience as a member of a large vocal ensemble.
Use an understanding of beginning music literacy to prepare and rehearse basic repertory as a
member of a large vocal ensemble.
Use an understanding of beginning rehearsal techniques and etiquette to follow a conductor,
annotate music, and be a contributing member of a large vocal ensemble during rehearsal.
Use an understanding of stylistic differences in beginning repertory to accurately interpret vocal
music in performance.
Use a beginning understanding of vocal range and type to continue to improve as a singer.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
The 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:
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
A.The classical repertoire
E.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.
A.Attend rehearsals and learn individual parts(s)
B.Follow musical ideas as instructed by chorus director.
C.Learn, prepare and perform vocal music both aurally and from printed notation.
D.Hold harmony in conjunction with other vocal parts.
E.Accurately learn foreign language lyrics to choral works.
F.Participate in final public performance.