MUSE201 Madrigal Singers

Department of The Arts: Music

I. Course Number and Title
MUSE201 Madrigal Singers
II. Number of Credits
1 credit
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250
IV. Prerequisites
Audition
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
Students must participate in all concerts and performances, including those held off campus. Total rehearsal time for this course is 150 minutes per week.
VI. Catalog Course Description
Madrigal Singers is a select vocal ensemble that specializes in the performance of advanced repertoire representing diverse historical, cultural, and stylistic backgrounds and genres.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Students will:
      1. perform advanced musical repertoire competently in a choral ensemble environment; and
      2. individually articulate an independent melodic line in a choral ensemble environment.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. perform appropriate vocal warm-up exercises (vocalizes) at the beginning of rehearsals
    2. practice appropriate musical responses to conducting gestures
    3. examine critically advanced musical repertoire that is to be performed
    4. prepare, rehearse, and subsequently properly perform advanced musical repertoire with attention to accurate pitch, rhythm, dynamics, and stylistic considerations
    5. prepare, rehearse, and subsequently properly perform advanced musical repertoire with attention to individual articulation of independent melodic lines
    6. apply stylistically accurate phrasing, balance, blend, articulation, vocal techniques, proper diction, etc., in the preparation, rehearsal, and performance of advanced musical repertoire
    7. perform advanced musical repertoire in the venue of one or more public concerts
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. 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.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    The College provides musical scores at no charge to students. See course format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Approved/Revised 10/2010