MUS-208: Chorus 4

School
Liberal Arts
Department
Music
Academic Level
Undergraduate
Course Subject
Music
Course Number
208
Course Title
Chorus 4
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
MUS-207 or Audition
Catalog Course Description

Fourth of four semesters of Concert Choir including preparation and performance of a broad spectrum of choral music from classical to popular, show tunes, and jazz. At least two performances are scheduled each semester, sometimes accompanied by band or orchestra.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement

The goal of this course is to challenge musicians to develop individual and ensemble performance skills in vocal music and to perform in concert on campus and/or in the community.

Core Course Topics
  1. Vocal Warmup

    Demonstrate a vocal warmup routine, including stretching, breathing, vocalizing, and conducting exercises at a mastery level.

  2. Rehearsals

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

  3. Sight-reading

    Demonstrate mastery level in sight-reading skills.

  4. Musical voice (personal tone)

    Demonstrate mastery 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 sing-alongs, on-campus programs, off-campus programs, and formal concerts, at a mastery level.

Assessment and Requirements

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

Choral 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
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