Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

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MUS 220D
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Course Description

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 is required. Prerequisites: MUS 220C. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion, students should be able to:

  • Use an understanding of intermediate musicianship and performance etiquette to perform basic repertory to a public audience as a member of a large vocal ensemble.
  • Use an understanding of intermediate music literacy to prepare and rehearse basic repertory as a member of a large vocal ensemble.
  • Use an understanding of intermediate 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 intermediate repertory to accurately interpret vocal music in performance.

Course Activities and Design

  • Learn and rehearse choral part both aurally and through printed music notation.
  • Follow musical directions of chorus director during rehearsal and make appropriate notation in music score.
  • Sectional and group rehearsal.
  • Public performance.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Attendance and participation
  • Performances
  • Concert report

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Vocal Genres:
    • The classic repertoire
    • Musical theatre
    • Opera
    • Jazz
    • Multicultural and nonwestern works
  • Phonetics for Learning Foreign Language Works
  • Musicianship:
    • Dynamics
    • Diction
    • Phrasing
    • Articulation
  • Music Notation
    • Conducting