MUSP 111: Vocal Ensemble II Intermediate

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2021
Credits: 3
Total Contact Hours: 90
Lecture Hours : 36
Lab Hours: 54
Hours Arranged: 0
Outside of Class Hours: 72
Prerequisite: Audition.
Transferable to CSU: Yes
Transferable to UC: Yes - Approved
Grading Method: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Catalog Course Description

Recommended for all students interested in furthering and expanding their knowledge of repertoire for the small vocal ensemble at the Intermediate level. Includes more in-depth study of standard vocal literature for various combinations of voices with intensive preparation of choral literature for public concerts. Public performance required. 36 lecture hours, 54 lab hours.

Course Objectives

  • be familiar with additional repertoire available for vocal ensembles
  • demonstrate greater skill in reading and singing choral music
  • demonstrate understanding of the principles of vocal technique used in choral singing at an Intermediate level.
  • demonstrate greater understanding of the fundamentals and the protocol of ensemble performance practices

Major Course Content

  1. Additional Overview of Repertoire Available for Small Choral Ensemble
  2. Review Vocal Skills in a Small Choral Setting
  3. Review Rehearsal Practices
  4. Review Performance Practices
  5. Analyze Small Choral Literature
  6. Study Additional Composers of Various Periods
  7. Preparation for Essay Assignment
  8. Selection of Repertoire for Public Performance
  9. Evaluation of Performance

Lab Content

  1. Sight-Reading of Material in Various Choral Styles
  2. Sectional Rehearsals
  3. Preparation for Final Performance
  4. Final Performance

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

Scores and other reference materials as supplied by instructor.

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

An essay comparing and contrasting at least two composers and or musical styles that apply to literature being studying during the semester.

Examples of Outside Assignments

Analyze choral structure Memorize music Apply correct vocal technique to choral literature

Instruction Type(s)

Lecture, Lab, Online Education Lecture, Online Education Lab