SRJC Course Outlines

3/4/2024 2:09:21 PMTHAR 11.5A Course Outline as of Fall 2021

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  THAR 11.5ATitle:  PERFORM MUSICAL-INSTRU 1  
Full Title:  Performance: Musical-Instrumental 1
Last Reviewed:1/25/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum.50Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR6.00 Contact DHR105.00
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  THAR 11.5

Catalog Description:
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This course involves the rehearsal and performance of an instrumental part in a musical theatre or opera production for public presentation. Designed for experienced musicians, the focus of the course is on learning the musical score and incorporating it into the overall production.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
By audition only

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course involves the rehearsal and performance of an instrumental part in a musical theatre or opera production for public presentation. Designed for experienced musicians, the focus of the course is on learning the musical score and incorporating it into the overall production.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:By audition only
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

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 2005Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2005Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Fulfill the responsibilities of a musician in the preparation, rehearsal, and performance
of an instrumental part within the music ensemble for a musical theatre or opera
production performed before a public audience.

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Perform the responsibilities of a musician while participating in the rehearsal and
    performance process of a musical or opera.
2. Identify and interpret the style of a musical or opera.
3. Record and retain interpretive and technical adjustments given by a musical director and/or
    conductor.
4. Apply musical choices as instructed by the musical director and/or conductor during the
    rehearsal and performance process.
5. Work musically within the ensemble.
6. Transition from the rehearsal hall to the stage environment, adapting to the addition of
    performers, design elements, and technical procedures.
7. Work cooperatively within a high stress environment to produce a collaborative work of art.
8. Adapt to the stimulation and input of live audiences while maintaining focus and
    concentration.
9. Reproduce a successful instrumental performance in multiple performances presented over
    a period of time.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Historical and Stylistic Context of the Music and Lyrics
II. Professionalism and Procedures
    A. Scheduling and rehearsal process
    B. Working within a theatre environment
    C. Theatre etiquette and expected behavior
    D. Working with multiple directors (production, vocal, musical, conductor)
    E. Expectation of independent practice
    F. Recording cuts and cues; planning page turns
    G. Handling musical adjustments, such as transposing
    H. Health and safety issues; managing stress and time
III. Instrumental Ensemble Techniques
IV. Incorporation of Other Musical Theatre or Opera Elements
    A. Choreography and movement
    B. Singing
    C. Acting
    D. Design
V.  Sustaining Dramatic Throughline
VI. Technical/Design Elements That May Impact Musicians
    A. Location of orchestra/band and conductor
    B. Sound
         1. Working with microphones
         2. Timing with sound effects
    C. Lighting
         1. In the pit
         2. On stage
    D. Special effects (fog, smoke, explosions, etc.)
    E. Costumes (when orchestra/band is visible)
VII.  Sitz Probe and Wandle Probe Procedures
VIII. Technical Rehearsal Procedures
IX.   Dress Rehearsal Procedures
X.    Performance Techniques and Procedures
    A. Maintaining consistency and focus
    B. Handling nerves and working calmly under stress
    C. Handling audience responses
    D. Handling the unexpected
    E. Personal and group warm-ups
XI.  Performance Attire
XII. Performance Schedule, Procedures and Etiquette

Assignments:
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1. Practice and rehearse instrumental material in a timely manner as required
    by the production schedule:
    a. Independently review instrumental part, revising as instructed during
         the practice and rehearsal process.
    b. Accurately learn instrumental music part and cues by the scheduled deadline.
    c. Familiarize self with other elements of the musical that are integrated with the
         songs (dancing, acting, etc.).
 
2. Attend all scheduled instrumental rehearsals, production rehearsals, and performances
     for which the musician is called. (Communicate any potential schedule conflicts to the
     instructor prior to final audition. Conflicts communicated after rehearsal schedule is
     underway may be refused by the musical director or may result in removal from the
     production ensemble.)
 
3. Adhere to the standards of professionalism:
    a. Arrive promptly and prepared for all music rehearsals, warm-ups, and performances.
    b. Maintain an amiable and supportive attitude when interacting with other members
        of the production company- fellow musicians, directors, conductor, performers,
        technicians, box office staff, front of house staff, etc.
    c. Respectfully follow the musical director's and conductor's instructions, maintaining
        that direction in performance.
    d. Perform assigned instrumental part in a conscientious and dedicated manner.
    e. Strive to maintain good health and safety practices throughout the rehearsal and
         performance process.

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 - 80%
Class performances, Production performances
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
20 - 25%
Professionalism


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instrumental part from score of selected musical or opera

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