MUSE140 Percussion Ensemble

Department of The Arts: Music

I. Course Number and Title
MUSE140 Percussion Ensemble
II. Number of Credits
1 credit
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
Audition Required
V. Other Pertinent Information
Students must participate in all concerts and performances. Total rehearsal time for this course is 150 minutes per week.
VI. Catalog Course Description
Percussion Ensemble provides students opportunity to study the full-range of pitched and non-pitched percussion instruments in a group setting. The ensemble performs percussion music of varied historical, cultural, and stylistic backgrounds and genres.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. perform musical repertoire competently in a percussion ensemble environment; and
    2. individually articulate an independent musical part in a percussion ensemble environment.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. practice appropriate musical responses to conducting gestures
    2. examine critically musical repertoire that is to be performed
    3. prepare, rehearse, and subsequently properly perform musical repertoire with attention to accurate pitch, rhythm, dynamics, and stylistic considerations
    4. prepare, rehearse, and subsequently properly perform musical repertoire with attention to individual articulation of independent musical parts
    5. apply stylistically accurate phrasing, balance, blend, articulation, percussion techniques, etc., in the preparation, rehearsal, and performance of musical repertoire
    6. perform musical repertoire in the venue of one public concert
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    The conductor continually assesses course-specific content via standard rehearsal techniques in preparation of advanced musical repertoire for public performance. Successful student performance in the required public concert(s) is the musical equivalent of a final comprehensive examination.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    The College provides musical scores at no charge to students. See course syllabus.

Approved/Revised 10/2010; New Core 8/2015