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CCOG for MUS 220A Fall 2023

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Course Number:
MUS 220A
Course Title:
Chorus I
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Course Description

Provides an opportunity to sing in a large general chorus of mixed voices. Includes rehearsal and performance at an elementary level using repertory drawn from the canon of choral works from the 16th-21st centuries. No audition required. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Perform choral repertoire to a public audience as a member of a large vocal ensemble using an elementary understanding of musicianship and performance etiquette.
  • Prepare and rehearse choral repertoire as a member of a large vocal ensemble using an elementary understanding of music literacy.
  • Follow a conductor, annotate music, and be a contributing member of a large vocal ensemble during rehearsal using an elementary understanding of rehearsal techniques and etiquette.
  • Accurately interpret vocal music in performance using an elementary understanding of stylistic differences in choral repertoire.
  • Continue to improve as a singer using an elementary understanding of vocal range and type.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

The instructor should make the criteria for assigning a course grade and for evaluating student progress clear at the beginning of the term. The individual instructor will determine the methods of assessment. Assessment methods may include:A.Attendance B.Recital participation C.Concert report D.Class participation

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

SUBJECT MATTER:Vocal Genres:A.The classical repertoire B.Musical theatre C.Opera D.Jazz E.Multicultural and nonwestern works Phonetics for Learning Foreign Language Works Musicality and NotationA.Dynamics B.Diction C.Phrasing D.Articulation Conducting Patterns Solo Singing with Chorus AccompanimentCOMPETENCIES/SKILLS:The following skills are expected to be achieved to successfully meet the minimum requirement ("C" or "Pass") of the course.A.Attend rehearsals and learn individual parts(s) B.Follow musical ideas as instructed by chorus director. C.Learn, prepare and perform vocal music both aurally and from printed notation. D.Hold harmony in conjunction with other vocal parts. E.Accurately learn foreign language lyrics to choral works. F.Participate in final public performance.