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COURSE NUMBER: MUSI 509
COURSE TITLE: Chamber Choir IVa
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Dr Melanie Turgeon
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 2.25(hrs lect 4.5 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The acquisition of vocal technique in a large ensemble setting; the study and performance of choral repertoire.

Prerequisites: MUSI 459 (Note: Students must have completed both MUSI 409 and 459
REQUIRED MATERIALS: 1.) Music
  • There are no required textbooks for this course, nor will you have to purchase any music. Music will be loaned to you for the duration of the term. You are responsible for the care of this music. A replacement fee will be levied for lost or damaged music. Final grades will also be withheld until all music has been either returned or paid for.
2.) Black Folder
  • Every student must have a black folder for performances.
3.) Concert Attire
  • The King's University will provide robes for you. In addition, women must wear black nylons and men must wear black socks; both men and women must wear black dress shoes (no casual shoes, boots, etc.). Men must also wear black dress pants, white shirts and a tie under their choir robe. If you have questions or concerns, please talk to the instructor.
4.) Pencil
  • All markings in your music must be made in pencil. You must bring at least one pencil to every rehearsal. Marks will be deducted for students who do not bring pencils and who do not make suggested markings. Students may occasionally be asked to hand in their music so that the instructor can evaluate the accuracy and completeness of their markings.
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Attendance40%
Participation20%
Singing Exams40%
100%
COURSE OBJECTIVES: The course is designed to develop more advanced choral singing techniques. Students will further improve their sight-reading and listening skills as well as their understanding of choral music and its history. The instructor will share a text translation or interpretation, as well as a rudimentary formal analysis and/or synopsis of all music covered throughout the semester. The choir will prepare and perform both accompanied and a cappella music from various centuries. Repertoire will be of differing styles and in various languages.


Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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