Course Content and Outcome Guide for MUS 221F Effective Fall 2015
- Course Number:
- MUS 221F
- Course Title:
- Chamber Chorus
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Course DescriptionProvides the opportunity to sing in a small vocal ensemble. Includes directed rehearsal and performance. Includes possible local, regional and/or other off-campus public performances. Audition required. Prerequisites: MUS 221E. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
Division of voices may be adapted to suit enrollment (SATB, SAB, SSA)
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion students should be able to:
- Use an advanced understanding of musicianship and performance etiquette to perform advanced-level repertory to a public audience as a member of a small vocal ensemble.
- Use an advanced understanding of music literacy to prepare and rehearse advanced repertory as a member of a small vocal ensemble.
- Use an advanced understanding of the stylistic differences in advanced repertory to learn, rehearse and 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 as chamber chorus and/or small ensembles (duos, trios etc.).
Outcome Assessment Strategies
AttendanceRecital/performance participationConcert reports Class participation Score annotation Part singing tests
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Vocal Genres:Performance Concepts and PracticumHistorical styles: Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern, Multicultural andnon-Western worksA cappella and/or accompanied performanceSecular and Sacred works (cantatas, madrigals, motets etc.)Performance practice and etiquetteToolsIPA for specific foreign language works (diction)Musicianship & notationDynamics, phrasing, articulationConducting patterns