MUSE201 Madrigal Singers

Department of The Arts: Music

I. Course Number and Title
MUSE201 Madrigal Singers
II. Number of Credits
1 credit
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
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. Course Learning Goals

    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.
  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 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