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MU502 Chamber Choir (Sem 2)

Course: MU502 Chamber Choir (Sem 2)

Grade: 10, 11, 12

Subject Area: Music

Type: Standard

Credits: 0.5

Course Information:

Chamber Choir is a high level mixed chorus of dedicated singers who have had previous music experience. Chamber Choir focuses on vocal production and music reading skills and also helps build character, self-confidence and problem solving skills. This choir may tour. This course changes every semester, but works to include sacred and secular music from various periods and styles. This class can be taken semester one, semester two, or both semesters, but both semesters is preferred.

Outcomes:

  • Understand and apply note-reading concepts (i.e., note names, numbers, sol-feg) appropriate for their level of experience. Chamber Choir shall achieve 60% -70% accuracy
  • Understand a music vocabulary and apply their meaning to the seven elements of music (melody, rhythm, texture, harmony, expression, form, and timbre)
  • Understand the relationship of pitches within major and minor scales (whole and half steps) and apply that knowledge to music in any key
  • Rehearse and perform major works by master composers of various cultures and historical eras with a healthy vocal production, blend, balance, tone, intonation, and presentation
  • Analyze and critique choral music performances using proper vocal production and music elements as the standard
  • Sing in several languages and demonstrate an understanding of diction issues and proper pronunciation
  • Sing in four-part harmony with and without accompaniment while showing vocal independence by maintaining their vocal part in mixed position and in quartets with 70-80% accuracy

Notes: Audition require