MUSI 130 Chamber Choir

This course is a study of traditional choral chamber music with emphasis on master works by well-known composers such as Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Haydn, Mozart, Brahms and so forth. It includes both sacred and secular music ranging from the Renaissance period to the contemporary. No audition is necessary but the student must be able to sing in tune. This course may be taken up to 4 times for credit.

Credits

1 Credit

MUSI 130Chamber Choir

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

II. Course Specification

Course Type

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Credit Hours Narrative

1 Credit

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

0

Semester Contact Hours Lab

72

Semester Contact Hours Clinical

0

Repeatable

Yes

III. Catalog Course Description

This course is a study of traditional choral chamber music with emphasis on master works by well-known composers such as Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Haydn, Mozart, Brahms and so forth. It includes both sacred and secular music ranging from the Renaissance period to the contemporary. No audition is necessary but the student must be able to sing in tune. This course may be taken up to 4 times for credit.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

The content of this course is choral repertoire, much of which is drawn from the standard choral repertoire. As stated in the guidelines of the American Choral Directors Association, "Choral repertoire for two year colleges is chosen not only on the basis of quality, but also on the potential for that repertoire to be: a) supportive of the potential of each choral singer to transfer to a four-year institution; b) challenging in some respect (aesthetically, technically, etc.) to promote growth in the singer and choir in a manner consistent with expectations for a four-year program; c) responsive to the diverse technical, aesthetic, and practical needs of non-music majors or community members involved in the two-year college program; d) strong in its ability to be valuable teaching pieces for the intellectual and emotional growth of a singer as a budding member of the wider choral community; and e) effective in reflecting the social milieu and needs for which a two-year program is frequently expected to be responsive." (http://acda.org/page.asp?page=twoyearcollegechoirlists) Content for the course will be limited to quality choral works that are developmentally appropriate for college freshmen and sophomores. Again, in accordance with best guidelines as stated by the ACDA, "such works must in themselves encourage healthful, musical, intelligent, and beautiful choral singing in well-guided two-year college choral programs." (http://acda.org/page.asp?page=twoyearcollegechoirlists

VI. Delivery Methodologies