SRJC Course Outlines

9/25/2022 12:08:13 AMMUSCP 24A Course Outline as of Fall 2009

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MUSCP 24ATitle:  VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE  
Full Title:  Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Last Reviewed:4/8/2013

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:  34 - 4 Enrollments Total
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  MUS 24A

Catalog Description:
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A small (15 to 20-voice) ensemble which specializes in the performance of traditional and contemporary vocal jazz works with microphones. The ensemble sings both a capella and with a small jazz combo. Importance is placed on singing without a conductor, memorization, stage deportment, vocal improvisation, and backing up a soloist. The ensemble performs at least two on-campus concerts and several off-campus community concerts each semester. Students should complete four semesters of each component (A-B-C-D) before enrolling in the next component.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
By Audition

Schedule of Classes Information
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A small (15 to 20-voice) ensemble which specializes in the performance of traditional and contemporary vocal jazz works with microphones. The ensemble sings both a capella and with a small jazz combo. Importance is placed on singing without a conductor, memorization, stage deportment, vocal improvisation, and backing up a soloist. The ensemble performs at least two on-campus concerts and several off-campus community concerts each semester. Students should complete four semesters of each component (A-B-C-D) before enrolling in the next component.  
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:By Audition
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
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:TransferableEffective:Spring 2009Inactive:Fall 2019
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2009Inactive:Fall 2019
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Sing advanced, specialized choral literature in public performance.
2.  Demonstrate choral skills including blend, intonation, and pitch memory.
3.  Sing with stylistically appropriate vocal technique and tone color.
4.  Sight-read his/her assigned vocal line accurately.
5.  Prove vocal independence by singing songs in impromptu quartets.
6.  Demonstrate professionalism through regular attendance at rehearsals and
   concerts, punctuality, preparedness, appropriate concert attire, and general demeanor.
Student repeating Vocal Jazz Ensemble will be able to:
1.  Demonstrate greater technical achievement in their vocal performance.
2.  Demonstrate development in vocal range, intonation, and stylistic dexterity (i.e. dynamics,
    phrasing, musical expression, improvisation, tone color).
3.  Demonstrate greater skill in sight-reading.
4.  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
     D. Proper microphone technique
III. Musicianship
     A. Pitch matching and pitch memory
     B. Sight reading
     C. Phrasing
IV. Repertoire
V.  Improvisation
VI.  Aesthetic Growth: Proper stylistic interpretation of vocal jazz literature
VII. Professionalism
     A. Regular attendance and punctuality
     B. Preparedness
     C. Deportment at rehearsals and concerts
     D. Proper attire
VIII. Students repeating Vocal Jazz Ensemble 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 Vocal Jazz Ensemble 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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