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Effective Term:
Summer 2014 through Summer 2024

Course Number:
MUS 221D
Course Title:
Chamber Chorus
Credit Hours:
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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. 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 intermediate understanding of musicianship and performance etiquette to perform intermediate-level repertory to a public audience as a member of a small vocal ensemble.
  • Use an intermediate understanding of music literacy to prepare and rehearse intermediate-level repertory as a member of a small vocal ensemble.
  • Use an intermediate 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 Practicum Historical styles: Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern, Multicultural and non-Western works Acappella and/or accompanied performance Secular and Sacred works (cantatas, madrigals, motets etc.)Performance practice and etiquette Tools IPA for specific foreign language works (diction)Musicianship & notation Dynamics, phrasing, articulation Conducting patterns