SRJC Course Outlines

2/24/2024 2:02:30 AMMUSCP 34C Course Outline as of Fall 2013

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MUSCP 34CTitle:  CHAMBER ORCHESTRA  
Full Title:  Chamber Orchestra
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 34C

Catalog Description:
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Study, rehearsal, and performance of literature for chamber orchestra from the Baroque to the contemporary era. Designed for musicians who are able to perform at the college level on an orchestral instrument. The orchestra performs at least two concerts each semester. Students should complete four semesters of each component (A-B-C-D) before enrolling in the next component.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of MUSCP 34B ( or MUS 34B)


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
By Audition

Schedule of Classes Information
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Study, rehearsal, and performance of literature for chamber orchestra from the Baroque to the contemporary era. Designed for musicians who are able to perform at the college level on an orchestral instrument. The orchestra performs at least two concerts each semester.Students should complete four semesters of each component (A-B-C-D) before enrolling in the next component.  
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of MUSCP 34B ( or MUS 34B)
Recommended:
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, students will be able to:
 1. Rehearse and perform college-level literature for chamber orchestra.
 2. Demonstrate technical proficiency and proper interpretation of
     musical elements.
 3. Read and accurately interpret the symbols of music notation to
     achieve desired effects on their respective instruments.
 4. Sight read with accuracy, correct intonation, and expressiveness.
 5. Differentiate between the roles of the soloist and the ensemble
     player.
 6. Evaluate their own performance, the performance of others, and
     the relative merits of various orchestral compositions from
     different eras of music history.
 7. Give and take constructive criticism with orchestral peers, and
     accept constructive criticism from a conductor.
 8. Demonstrate effective practice habits.
 9. Demonstrate professionalism at rehearsals and performances,
     including punctuality and appropriate concert dress.
Students repeating Chamber Orchestra will be able to:
 1. Demonstrate greater technical achievement on their instrument.
 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.Demonstrate increased ensemble awareness through listening.  

Topics and Scope
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1. Rehearsal and public performance of a variety of works for chamber orchestra.
2. Sight-reading of college-level literature for chamber orchestra.
3. Study and execution of particular technical challenges specific to
    the literature studied (tempo, dynamics, intonation, blend,
    ornamentation, etc.).
4. Sectional rehearsals for each of the four sections of the orchestra:
    string, woodwind, brass, and percussion.
5. String instrument techniques specific to the literature studied.
6. Wind instrument techniques specific to the literature studied.
7. Percussion techniques specific to the literature studied.
8. The components of musical expression and interpretation, such as
    phrasing, dynamic contrast, and nuance.
9. Developing effective practice habits.
10. Differences in musical style specific to the literature studied.
11. Critical analysis and comparison of the artistic goals specific to
    the literature studied.
12. The roles of the soloist and the ensemble player: collaboration with
    a soloist when scheduled.
13. Stage deportment, performance etiquette, and proper performance dress.
14. Using Knowledge of musical elements to frame each piece of music: melody, harmony,
    counter melody, bass line, rhythm, sustained harmonies.
15. Understanding the piece through the eyes of the composer: form, harmonic development,
     and other compositional techniques.
16. Students repeating Chamber Orchestra will perform new literature each
    semester, enhancing both their skill level and knowledge of the repertoire.  

Assignments:
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 1. In-class rehearsal and preparation of designated works.
2. Attendance at sectional rehearsals when scheduled.
3. A minimum of one hour of outside practice per week is required for
    each hour of rehearsal.
4. Final exam will be a public concert.
5. Students repeating Chamber Orchestra 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 rehearsals, 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


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials.

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