MUSC 106: Citrus College Show Choir I

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2020
Credits: 4
Total Contact Hours: 144
Lecture Hours : 36
Lab Hours: 0
Hours Arranged: 108
Outside of Class Hours: 72
Prerequisite: Audition.
Transferable to CSU: Yes
Transferable to UC: No
Grading Method: Standard Letter

Catalog Course Description

This class is an introduction to "Show Choir". This class includes singing, dance and movement for vocalists and rhythm section/horn accompaniment. Public performance is required. 36 lecture hours, 108 lab hours arranged.

Course Objectives

  • Communicate appropriate terms in dance/movement and music
  • Recognize, correctly sing, and adapt stylistically to the show choir genre
  • Analyze and apply theoretical knowledge of individual pieces through rehearsal performance simulation

Major Course Content

  1. Introduction of Repertoire available for Show Choir Ensemble
  2. Vocal and instrumental skills in Show Choir Setting
  3. Introduction of rehearsal practices
  4. Introduction of performance practices
  5. Analyze Show Choir literature
  6. Selection of Repertoire for Public Performance
  7. Evaluation of Performance

Hours Arranged Content

  1. Overview of Show Choir material
  2. Vocal and Instrumental work
  3. Blocking
  4. Groove, phrasing, styles
  5. Overview of attire appropriate for Show Choir
  6. Internet research
  7. Section rehearsals
  8. Preparation for Final performance
  9. Final Performance

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

Periodicals relevant to the Show Choir environment and online web sources

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Charts for selected material

Examples of Outside Assignments

I. Research stylistic elements pertinent to show choir performance
II. Research literature relevant to show choir settings
III. Performance

Instruction Type(s)

Lecture, Lab