SRJC Course Outlines

6/25/2024 9:26:50 AMTHAR 11.5B Course Outline as of Fall 2021

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  THAR 11.5BTitle:  PERFORM MUSICAL-INSTRU 2  
Full Title:  Performance: Musical-Instrumental 2
Last Reviewed:1/25/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum.50Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR6.00 Contact DHR105.00
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  THAR 62.3

Catalog Description:
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This course involves the rehearsal and performance of an instrumental part in a musical theatre or opera production for public presentation. It is designed for experienced musicians, focusing on learning the musical score and incorporating it into the overall production. The production changes each time the courses are offered.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of THAR 11.5A


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
By audition only

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course involves the rehearsal and performance of an instrumental part in a musical theatre or opera production for public presentation. It is designed for experienced musicians, focusing on learning the musical score and incorporating it into the overall production. The production changes each time the courses are offered.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of THAR 11.5A
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:By audition only
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2015Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2016Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Demonstrate improved instrumental performance skills while fulfilling the responsibilities of
  a musician in the preparation, rehearsal, and performance of an instrumental part within
  the music ensemble for a musical theatre or opera production performed before a public
  audience.

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Perform with intermediate proficiency the responsibilities of a musician while participating in
     the rehearsal and performance process of a different musical score.
2. Identify and interpret the style of various musical scores and styles.
3. Record and retain with intermediate proficiency the interpretive and technical adjustments
     given by a musical director and/or conductor.
4. Apply musical choices with intermediate proficiency as instructed by the musical director
     and/or conductor during the rehearsal and performance process.
5. Work musically with intermediate proficiency within the ensemble.
6. Transition from the rehearsal hall to the stage environment, adapting with intermediate
     proficiency to the addition of performers, design elements, and technical procedures.
7. Work cooperatively within a high stress environment to produce a collaborative work of art.
8. Adapt to the stimulation and input of live audiences while maintaining intermediate proficiency
     of focus and concentration.
9. Reproduce with intermediate proficiency a successful instrumental performance in multiple
     performances presented over a period of time.

Topics and Scope
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Each time the course is offered, the production and score will be different. The ensemble,
theatre elements, technical elements and/or directorial team may be different, as well.
 
I.  Historical and Stylistic Context of the Music and Lyrics
II. Professionalism and Procedures
    A. Scheduling and rehearsal process
    B. Working within a theatre environment
    C. Theatre etiquette and expected behavior
    D. Working with multiple directors (production, vocal, musical,
              conductor)
    E. Expectation of independent practice
    F. Recording cuts and cues; planning page turns
    G. Handling musical adjustments, such as transposing
    H. Health and safety issues; managing stress and time
III. Instrumental Ensemble Techniques
IV. Incorporation of Other Musical Theatre Elements or Opera Elements
    A. Choreography and movement
    B. Singing
    C. Acting
    D. Design
V.  Sustaining Dramatic Throughline
VI. Technical/Design Elements That May Impact Musicians
    A. Location of orchestra/band and conductor
    B. Sound
         1. Working with microphones
         2. Timing with sound effects
    C. Lighting
         1. In the pit
         2. On stage
    D. Special effects (fog, smoke, explosions, etc.)
    E. Costumes (when orchestra/band is visible)
VII.  Sitz Probe and Wandle Probe Procedures
VIII. Technical Rehearsal Procedures
IX.   Dress Rehearsal Procedures
X.    Performance Techniques and Procedures
    A. Maintaining consistency and focus
    B. Handling nerves and working calmly under stress
    C. Handling audience responses
    D. Handling the unexpected
    E. Personal and group warm-ups
XI.  Performance Attire
XII. Performance Schedule, Procedures and Etiquette

Assignments:
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1. Practice and rehearse instrumental material in a timely manner as
    required by the production schedule:
    A. Independently review instrumental part, revising as instructed
         during the practice and rehearsal process.
    B. Accurately learn instrumental music part and cues by the scheduled
         deadline.
    C. Familiarize self with other elements of the musical
         that are integrated with the songs (dancing, acting, etc.).
 
2. Attend all scheduled instrumental rehearsals, production rehearsals,
    and performances for which the musician is called. (Communicate any
    potential schedule conflicts to the instructor prior to final audition. Conflicts
    communicated after rehearsals are underway may be refused by the
    musical director or may result in removal from the production ensemble).
 
3. Adhere to the standards of professionalism:
    A. Arrive promptly and prepared for all music rehearsals, warm-ups,
        and performances.
    B. Maintain collegiality when interacting with other members of the
        production company - fellow musicians, directors, conductor,
        performers, technicians, box office staff, front of house staff, etc.
    C. Respectfully follow the musical director's and conductor's
        instructions, maintaining that direction in performance.
    D. Perform assigned instrumental part in a conscientious and
        dedicated manner.
    E. Strive to maintain good health and safety practices throughout the
         rehearsal and performance process.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
75 - 80%
Class performances, Production performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 25%
Professionalism: promptness, collegiality, and respectfulness


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instrumental part from score of selected musical or opera

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