MUS-143: Vocal Jazz Ensemble 1

School
Liberal Arts
Department
Music
Academic Level
Undergraduate
Course Subject
Music
Course Number
143
Course Title
Vocal Jazz Ensemble 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 sequential semesters of vocal jazz ensemble, covering preparation and performance of a variety of jazz and popular music in an ensemble of 8-20 voices. Group performs for various HFC and community functions. New singers may audition before or during the first week of class. No preparation is necessary, but the demonstration of the ability to sing in tune and hold a challenging part (soprano, alto, tenor, or bass) is required.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement

The purpose of this course is to challenge musicians to develop individual and ensemble performance skills in vocal jazz music. The student will take part in campus and community concerts.

Core Course Topics
  1. Vocal Warmup

    Demonstrate a vocal warmup routine, including vocal jazz harmony and improvisation exercises, at an introduction level.

  2. Rehearsals

    Perform their appropriate vocal part (soprano, alto, tenor, or bass), on representative vocal jazz literature, in sectional, full chorus, and mixed standing arrangement rehearsals, at an introduction level.

  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 in a variety of live music events, including informal jam sessions, on-campus programs, off-campus programs, and formal concerts, at an introduction level.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
  • Class Participation
  • Performance, individually and in groups
Texts

Repertoire will be determined by the instructor.

Outcomes

Satisfies Wellness Requirement
No

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Interview
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