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MUS (Music)
135
032521
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Symphonic Band
Symphonic Band
Division of Academic and Student Affairs
Music (24MUS)
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Every Year
Spring 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
1
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Recital, Performance, Ensemble1
Course Attribute(s)


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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
Yes
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1
Chris Branam
Full-time Lecturer

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Recital, Performance, Ensemble8080NoOne section only
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
None

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Students rehearse and publicly perform repertoire for symphonic band, which includes a study of individual practice techniques, rehearsal and performance protocols, and the historical and musical significance of the repertoire. There may be a nominal charge for concert dress and instrument rental, and students may be asked to provide individual transportation to off-campus performances. Although auditions are not required, students must have had at least one year of lessons or performance experience on their instrument. This course may be taken for up to 10 semesters for credit.

As the only concert band on campus, MUS 134 (Wind Ensemble) accepts students of varying degrees of accomplishment.  In alignment with the choral and orchestral programs, the band program now seeks to create an intermediate-level ensemble (MUS 135, Symphonic Band), capturing students who may not qualify for MUS 134 and thus have little opportunity for participation in the band program.  The result would allow MUS 134 to serve as a smaller and advanced ensemble, capable of playing a more challenging and diverse repertoire. 


Yes
There may be a nominal charge for concert dress and instrument rental, and students may be asked to provide individual transportation to off-campus performances.
Is this a GEP Course?
No
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

No new resources. The instructor is a full-time lecturer who also serves as Assistant Director of the Marching Band.

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of the semester, students will



  1. Prepare and perform instrumental compositions drawn from various composers, genres, and cultures. 

  2. Demonstrate improved individual and ensemble performance skills, including instrumental performance ability, ability to blend appropriately as an ensemble member, ability to play with good intonation, and ability to read musical notation.

  3. Display appropriate performance etiquette. 

  4. Articulate the performer’s role as a communicative artist.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Exam50%Group Performance Assessment. Assessment of the ensemble performances (= exams) based on expectations discussed and applied throughout the course.
Project20%Individual Performance Assessment. At regular intervals throughout the course, students will be evaluated on their knowledge and preparation of assigned repertoire through small group (typically one or two per part) or individual assessments. Rubrics and evaluation parameters for works will be provided prior to the assessment and will be based on the work done on the literature at that point in the course.
Written Assignment10%Rehearsal Notation. Periodically throughout the semester, each student’s music will be collected and assessed based on the quality of their rehearsal markings.
Written Assignment10%Performance Evaluation. At the conclusion of each performance, students will be provided a recording of the one or more works in order to write a review and assessment based on the goals and criteria addressed while preparing those works for performance.
presentation10%Effective rehearsal requires the active engagement and proper preparation of every member of an ensemble. Throughout the semester students will be evaluated based on their rehearsal demeanor, contributions, and preparation.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Rehearsals and PerformanceWeeklyThis course has no standard topic outline. In alignment with course outcomes, during the semester the ensemble is assigned a range of music that it refines all semester in preparation for public performance. These works are selected to match student skill level, to inculcate a variety of skill sets (technique, breath control, rhythm/meter handling, lyricism, musicality, etc), and to teach a diversity of styles, genres, composers, and cultures.

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