SRJC Course Outlines

7/22/2024 12:01:26 AMMUSP 33D Course Outline as of Summer 2025

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MUSP 33DTitle:  ORCHESTRA 4  
Full Title:  Orchestra 4
Last Reviewed:4/22/2024

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled3.0016 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR1.00 Contact DHR17.50
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 70.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  39 - Total 2 Times
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  MUSCP 33D

Catalog Description:
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The SRJC Orchestra is dedicated to the study, rehearsal, and performance of orchestral literature from the Baroque to the contemporary era. Students in 33D should be advanced college-level orchestra musicians who will have more accountability within the Orchestra and may be called upon to play solos and/or assist in the troubleshooting of problems specific to their instrument. The Orchestra performs at least two concerts each semester.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of MUSP 33C ( or MUSCP 33C)


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
By Audition

Schedule of Classes Information
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The SRJC Orchestra is dedicated to the study, rehearsal, and performance of orchestral literature from the Baroque to the contemporary era. Students in 33D should be advanced college-level orchestra musicians who will have more accountability within the Orchestra and may be called upon to play solos and/or assist in the troubleshooting of problems specific to their instrument. The Orchestra performs at least two concerts each semester.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of MUSP 33C ( or MUSCP 33C)
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:Fall 2009Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2009Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: MUS 180 Large Ensemble SRJC Equivalent Course(s): MUSP21A OR MUSP21B OR MUSP21C OR MUSP21D OR
MUSP23A OR MUSP23B OR MUSP23C OR MUSP23D OR
MUSP30A OR MUSP30B OR MUSP30C OR MUSP30D OR
MUSP32A OR MUSP32B OR MUSP32C OR MUSP32D OR
MUSP33A OR MUSP33B OR MUSP33C OR MUSP33D OR
MUSP42A OR MUSP42B OR MUSP42C OR MUSP42D

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Perform effectively in a large college-level orchestra with appropriate rhythm, pitch, tone,
technique, musicality, and professionalism.

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Accurately interpret and perform college-level orchestral literature of greater difficulty with emphasis on phrasing and nuance.
2. Demonstrate technical proficiency and proper interpretation of musical elements with emphasis on increased dexterity, range, and dynamic control.
3. Read and accurately interpret the symbols of music notation to achieve desired effects on their respective instruments.
4. Demonstrate increased accountability through leadership responsibilities and/or solo assignments.
5. Accurately sight-read college-level orchestral literature with attention to dynamics, blend, balance and phrasing.
6. Perform effectively with an ensemble in a public setting.
7. Evaluate and critically analyze their musical performance for future improvement.
 
Students repeating 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. Perform a more extensive repertoire.

Topics and Scope
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I. Advanced Musical Study Addressing University-Transferable Skills in Phrasing and Interpretation
II. Troubleshooting and Correcting Problems Unique to Each Instrument
III. Rehearsal and Public Performance of a Variety of Works for Orchestra
IV. Sight-Reading of College-Level Literature for Orchestra
V. Study and Execution of Particular Technical Challenges Specific to the Literature Studied (Tempo, Dynamics, Intonation, Blend, Ornamentation, etc.)
VI. Sectional Rehearsals for Each of the Four Sections of the Orchestra: String, Woodwind, Brass, Percussion
VII. String Instrument Techniques Specific to the Literature Studied
VIII. Wind Instrument Techniques Specific to the Literature Studied
IX. Percussion Techniques Specific to the Literature Studied
X. The Components of Musical Expression and Interpretation such as Phrasing, Dynamic Contrast, and Nuance
XI. Developing Effective Practice Habits
XII. Differences in Musical Style Specific to the Literature Studied
XIII. Critical Analysis and Comparison of the Artistic Goals Specific to the Literature Studied
XIV. The Roles of the Soloist and the Ensemble Player: Collaboration with a Soloist when Scheduled
XV. Stage Deportment, Performance Etiquette, and Proper Performance Attire
 
Students repeating Orchestra will perform new literature each semester, enhancing both their skill level and their knowledge of the repertoire.

Assignments:
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1. Prepare assigned works for public performance in concert
2. Outside practice of their instrument (ungraded)
3. Participation in additional rehearsals, when called
4. Participation in concerts, tours, and other field trips as scheduled
5. Final exam will be a public concert
 
Repeating students 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
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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 in rehearsals and concerts


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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