CCOG for MUS 221B Spring 2024

Course Number:
MUS 221B
Course Title:
Chamber Chorus
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Course Description

Provides 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 221A. 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 beginning understanding of musicianship and performance etiquette to perform basic-level repertory to a public audience as a member of a small vocal ensemble.
  • Use an advanced beginning understanding of music literacy to prepare and rehearse basic repertory as a member of a small vocal ensemble.
  • Use an advanced beginning understanding of rehearsal techniques and etiquette to follow a conductor, annotate music, and be a contributing member of a small vocal ensemble during rehearsal.

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