CCOG for MUS 195A Summer 2024

Course Number:
MUS 195A
Course Title:
Symphonic Band
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Course Description

Provides the opportunity to participate in a conducted symphonic band for brass, woodwind and percussion instrumentalists. Includes rehearsal and performance of repertoire from the 17th- 21st centuries. Available to students with previous high-school level band experience or equivalent.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  • Use an understanding of elementary musicianship and performance etiquette to perform basic repertory to a public audience as a member of a music ensemble.
  • Use an understanding of elementary music literacy to prepare and rehearse basic repertory as a member of a large music ensemble.
  • Use an understanding of elementary rehearsal techniques and etiquette to follow a conductor, annotate music, and be a contributing member of a music large ensemble.
  • Use an understanding of the stylistic differences in elementary repertory to accurately interpret instrumental band music in performance.
  • Use an elementary understanding of their primary instrument to continue to improve as a performer of music.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Qualitative and quantitative examination of assigned part(s) in solo or sectional application.
  2. Participation, attendance, attitude.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. Rehearsal and performance of standard collegiate-level band repertoire from the 17th century to the contemporary period.
  2. Development of musical skills: articulation, dynamic control, phrasing good tone production, balance and sight-reading..
  3. The conductor and the baton – metric patterns and cues.
  4. Performance etiquette.
  5. Execute assigned part(s) as directed by the conductor.
  6. Listen and respond to conductor, section leaders and ensemble.
  7. Sight-read part at appropriate level as assigned by conductor.