SRJC Course Outlines

2/28/2024 2:02:30 AMMUSCP 22A Course Outline as of Spring 2012

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MUSCP 22ATitle:  S. R. SYMPHONIC CHORUS  
Full Title:  Santa Rosa Symphonic Chorus
Last Reviewed:2/25/2008

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.50Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.50Lab Scheduled1.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled17.50
 Contact DHR.50 Contact DHR8.75
 Contact Total3.50 Contact Total61.25
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 131.25 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  34 - 4 Enrollments Total
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  MUS 22A

Catalog Description:
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The Santa Rosa Symphonic Chorus is a large (60 to 95-voice) mixed ensemble with the mission to educate and inspire students in the choral art. The Symphonic Chorus performs at least two concerts each year, is the on-stage chorus for the annual Redwood Empire Sing-Along Messiah, and performs regularly with the Santa Rosa Symphony and other professional instrumentalists. Students should complete four semesters of each component (A-B-C-D) before enrolling in the next component.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Previous choral experience and/or vocal training.

Limits on Enrollment:
By Audition

Schedule of Classes Information
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The Santa Rosa Symphonic Chorus is a large (60 to 95-voice) mixed ensemble with the mission to educate and inspire students in the choral art. The Symphonic Chorus performs at least two concerts each year, is the on-stage chorus for the annual Redwood Empire Sing-Along Messiah, and performs regularly with the Santa Rosa Symphony and other professional instrumentalists. Students should complete four semesters of each component (A-B-C-D) before enrolling in the next component.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Previous choral experience and/or vocal training.
Limits on Enrollment:By Audition
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:34 - 4 Enrollments Total

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Sing college-level choral literature in public performance.
2.  Sight-read his/her assigned vocal line accurately.
3.  Sing with stylistically appropriate vocal technique and tone color.
4.  Demonstrate choral skills including blend, intonation, and pitch
   memory.
5.  Demonstrate professionalism including preparation, punctuality,
   proper concert dress, and regular attendance at rehearsals and
   concerts.
Students repeating Symphonic Chorus will be able to:
1.  Demonstrate greater technical achievement in their vocal performance.
2.  Articulate musical phrases with greater clarity.
3.  Perform with higher standards of intonation.
4.  Demonstrate a more sophisticated comprehension of dynamics, phrasing,
   musical expression, and nuance.
5.  Demonstrate greater skill in sight-reading.
6.  Perform a more extensive repertoire.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Choral Skills
     A. Blend
     B. Following the conductor
     C. Balance
II. Vocal Techniques
     A. Range, dynamic contrast, and breath control
     B. Tone color variation and equalization
     C. Pronunciation and diction
III. Musicianship
     A. Pitch matching and pitch memory
     B. Sight reading
     C. Phrasing
IV. Repertoire
     A. Renaissance
     B. Baroque
     C. Classical
     D. Romantic
     E. Contemporary
     F. Choral octavos
     G. Spirituals and folk songs
V.  Aesthetic Growth: Interpretation of Choral Literature within a Historical Context
VI. Professionalism
     A. Regular attendance and punctuality
     B. Preparedness
     C. Deportment at rehearsals and concerts
     D. Proper attire
VII. Students repeating Symphonic Chorus will perform new literature each
    semester, building on both their skill level and knowledge of the repertoire.

Assignments:
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1.  In-class rehearsal and preparation of assigned works.
2.  A minimum of one hour of outside practice per week is required for
   each hour of rehearsal.
3.  Attendance and participation at sectional rehearsals when scheduled.
4.  Participation in concerts, tours, and other field trips as scheduled.
5.  Final exam will be a public concert.
6.  Students repeating Symphonic Chorus will be held to higher standards of
   performance with each repetition.

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 - 90%
In-class rehearsal, public concerts
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
10 - 25%
Attendance and participation in rehearsals, concerts, tours, and field trips.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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