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- MUS 220E
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Course DescriptionProvides 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 220E. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion, students should be able to:
- Use an understanding of intermediate-advanced 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-advanced music literacy to prepare and rehearse basic repertory as a member of a large vocal ensemble.
- Use an understanding of intermediate-advanced 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-advanced 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
- Concert report
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Vocal Genres:
- The classic repertoire
- Musical theatre
- Multicultural and nonwestern works
- Phonetics for Learning Foreign Language Works
- Music Notation