MUS-109: Symphony Band 1

School
Liberal Arts
Department
Music
Academic Level
Undergraduate
Course Subject
Music
Course Number
109
Course Title
Symphony Band 1
Credit Hours
1.00
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
A-E
Pre-requisites
Audition
Eligible to take ENG courses at HFC.
Catalog Course Description

First of four semesters of wind ensemble (symphony band) including preparation and performance of standard concert band music and transcriptions of all styles. This group performs for college as well as community functions. These courses are open to college students, adult members of the community, and advanced placement high school students. Woodwind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists should contact the director for auditions prior to the first rehearsal.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement
The purpose of the course shall be to allow college musicians to rehearse and perform together with challenging technical levels that will allow individual growth for each student. The final important purpose is to encourage student members to perform regularly on campus and in the community.
Core Course Topics
  1. Regular warm-up

    Practice warming up using breathing, range, balance, and blend exercises.

  2. Concentrated rehearsals

    Demonstrate introduction level of discriminating listening habits, with emphasis on introduction level of interpretation of symphonic band literature.

  3. Sight-Reading

    Demonstrate introduction level in sight-reading skills.

  4. Musical voice (personal tone)

    Demonstrate introduction level in the understanding of the dynamic contrast in development of one's musical "voice" or musical tone.

  5. Performances

    Perform at introduction level in end-of-semester performance as scheduled (HFC Symphony Band Concert, etc.).

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
  • Class Participation
  • Evaluation of public performance
  • Student self appraisals
Texts

Repertoire to be determined by instructor.

Outcomes

Satisfies Wellness Requirement
No

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Skilled Demonstration
Interview
Skilled Demonstration Details

Musical Audition

Other Details

Determined by department

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Winter 2022
ILT Approval Date
08/27/2021
AALC Approval Date
09/15/2021
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
10/04/2021