CCOG for MUC 202C Spring 2024

Course Number:
MUC 202C
Course Title:
Ensemble III: Multimedia Ensemble
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Course Description

Creates an experience of a progressive, flexible multimedia ensemble beyond the boundaries of a traditional ensemble class. Incorporates elements of other genres of artistic expression: dance, visual art, poetry, MIDI, and video. Involves collaborations with student composers for the purpose of premiering new works. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate intermediate to advanced music reading ability.
  • Demonstrate intermediate to advanced ensemble performance skills.
  • Serve as a resource to support student composers.
  • Commission and perform works by living composers.
  • Work together as a flexibly formed musical ensemble.
  • Create and execute a multimedia concert performance.

Course Activities and Design

  • Introduction of specific multimedia music literature
  • Regular rehearsals and preparation of chosen pieces of music
  • Presentation of live multimedia performance
  • Creating a concert program
  • Writing program notes and bios

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Class attendance
  • Rehearsal participation and class discussion
  • Assignments
  • Projects
  • Playing quizzes
  • Final class performance

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Experiencing interdisciplinary art making
  • Deconstructing scores and performances of mixed media projects
  • Listening to and discussion of repertoire
  • Collaborative skills and communication
  • Improvisation as a compositional and performance resource
  • Stage or performance setup for mixed media ensembles
  • Designing a program and creating program notes
  • Business of ensemble organization, advertising, and marketing
  • Student composition readings
  • Final concert performance