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MUSC 162
Vocal Ensemble II


Credits: 2
Clock Hours per Quarter: 30

AA Discipline: [Humanites Performance/Fine Arts]

Lecture Hours:10    Lab Hours:20


Description
The College Vocal Ensemble offers instruction for students of every ability. Beginners as well as students pursuing transfer music degrees will benefit from being a member of the Vocal Ensemble. Students are offered practical tools for accessing their inherent vitality, expressiveness and grace, while gaining vocal experience in an intimate choir setting. Work ethic, ensemble commitment, artistry, rehearsal technique, and expressiveness are emphasized. Performing opportunities include recitals, original operettas (Winter quarter) and collaboration with the WWCC Theatre Department. Formerly MUS 162.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Apply major terms, vocabulary, methods, concepts, and theories relevant to singing.
  • Recognize and describe efficient vocal techniques.
  • Practice technical awareness and employ new skills.
  • Critique and correct inefficient personal singing habits.
  • Evaluate use of proper technique by self and others.
  • Assess and critique the group performance.
  • Collaborate with a pianist and ensemble.
  • Dramatize a song while employing new vocal techniques.

  • Course Topics
  • Body/breath/voice connection.
  • Specific tensions that inhibit singing.
  • Easy, full, and efficient inhalation and exhalation providing stability, vibrancy, and vocal energy.
  • Accurate intonation.
  • Healthy vocal production.
  • Efficient and buoyant alignment.
  • Efficient breath management.
  • Basic vocal mechanics.
  • Accurate rhythm, artistic phrasing, and appropriate dynamics.
  • Sight-singing and listening skills.
  • Developing ownership of “musical ideas.”
  • Responsibility for mastering individual choral lines.
  • Preparation, focus, and patience.
  • Responsiveness and active participation.
  • Dramatic interpretation, study, and artistic interpretation of text and musical score.
  • Expressing the life of the music and story of the song.
  • Rehearsal preparation and ensemble commitment.
  • Group goals and teamwork attitude.
  • Creating a safe environment for all ensemble members.
  • Treating all members with dignity and respect.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    MUSC 162
    Fall 2017
    7516
    Julie Jones
    MUSC 162
    Spring 2017
    7583
    Julie Jones
    MUSC 162
    Winter 2017
    7547
    Julie Jones
    MUSC 162
    Spring 2016
    7583
    Julie Jones
    MUSC 162
    Winter 2016
    7547
    Julie Jones


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
    X
     
    X
    X
    X
    X
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.