SRJC Course Outlines

10/28/2020 10:15:01 AMMUSCP 23A Course Outline as of Fall 2020

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MUSCP 23ATitle:  CHAMBER SINGERS 1  
Full Title:  Chamber Singers 1
Last Reviewed:4/8/2019

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 Only
Repeatability:  39 - Total 2 Times
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  MUS 23A

Catalog Description:
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The Chamber Singers are a 16- to 32-voice mixed ensemble dedicated to the study, rehearsal, and performance of a cappella and accompanied choral literature for chamber choir. The Chamber Singers are an advanced ensemble designed for experienced singers with the emphasis on the development of musicianship and performance skills to an advanced level. The Chamber Singers perform at least one major on-campus concert and several off-campus concerts each semester.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
By Audition

Schedule of Classes Information
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The Chamber Singers are a 16- to 32-voice mixed ensemble dedicated to the study, rehearsal, and performance of a cappella and accompanied choral literature for chamber choir. The Chamber Singers are an advanced ensemble designed for experienced singers with the emphasis on the development of musicianship and performance skills to an advanced level. The Chamber Singers perform at least one major on-campus concert and several off-campus concerts each semester.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:By Audition
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:39 - Total 2 Times

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2009Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2009Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: MUS 180 Large Ensemble SRJC Equivalent Course(s): MUSCP21A OR MUSCP21B OR MUSCP21C OR MUSCP21D OR
MUSCP23A OR MUSCP23B OR MUSCP23C OR MUSCP23D OR
MUSCP30A OR MUSCP30B OR MUSCP30C OR MUSCP30D OR
MUSCP32A OR MUSCP32B OR MUSCP32C OR MUSCP32D OR
MUSCP33A OR MUSCP33B OR MUSCP33C OR MUSCP33D OR
MUSCP42A OR MUSCP42B OR MUSCP42C OR MUSCP42D

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Perform effectively in a small college-level chamber choir with appropriate style, diction,
    musicianship, and professionalism.

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Students will be able to:
1. Sing college-level literature for chamber choir in public performance.
2. Perform his/her assigned vocal line accurately at an advanced level.
3. Sing with stylistically appropriate vocal technique and tone color at an advanced level.
4. Demonstrate choral skills including blend, intonation, and pitch memory at an advanced level.
5. Demonstrate professionalism through regular attendance at rehearsals and concerts,
    punctuality, preparedness, appropriate concert attire, and general demeanor.
 
Students repeating Chamber Singers 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. Perform a more extensive repertoire.

Topics and Scope
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Music rehearsal is a fully-integrated experience that encompasses both lecture and lab activities.
 
I. Choral Skills
    A. Blend
    B. Balance
II. Vocal Techniques
    A. Establishing range, dynamic contrast, and breath control
    B. Tone color variation and equalization
    C. Pronunciation and diction
III. Musicianship
    A. Sight reading at an advanced level
    B. Phrasing
IV. Chamber Choir Repertoire
    A. Renaissance
    B. Baroque
    C. Classical
    D. Romantic
    E. Contemporary
    F. Choral octavos
    G. Spirituals and folk songs
V.  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 concert attire
 
Students repeating Chamber Singers will perform new literature each semester, building on both their skill level and knowledge of the repertoire.

Assignments:
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Rehearsal (lecture/lab) Assignments:
    1. Prepare assigned works for public performance in concert
    2. Outside practice of their vocal part (ungraded)
 
Out-of-Class (lab) Assignments:
    1. Attendance and participation at sectional rehearsals when scheduled
    2. Participation in concerts, tours, and other field trips as scheduled
    3. Final exam will be a public concert
 
Students repeating Chamber Singers 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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