MUV302: Advanced Chorus (2011-2012)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Music
COURSE TITLE: Advanced Chorus
CALENDAR YEAR: 2011-2012
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
SUGGESTED PREPARATION: Beginning Chorus
Major Concepts/Content: The advanced chorus course is designed to provide students, but not limit ‘ -them to, the following advanced vocal musical learning experiences: continuing development of sight-reading ability; analyzing, rehearsing, and performing unison, two-, three-, and four-part music; singing with small and large ensembles in addition to solo opportunities; singing a cappella; experiencing a wide variety of choral literature including secular and no secular music; singing with individual and ensemble instrumental accompaniment; and participating in choral performances.
Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities will be provided, in part, through the following choral techniques and approaches: hearing, identifying, and singing musical intervals; using daily sight-reading and dictation exercises; singing unison, two-, three, and four-part choral arrangements, both a cappella and accompanied; performing a variety of secular and no secular music; and participating in choral performances.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of the advanced chorus course, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate and understand vocal production, breath support, and posture.
- Sing and read unison through four-part music.
- Demonstrate correct rehearsal attitudes and habits.
- Take melodic and rhythmic dictation
- Participate in public performances.
- Perform in festivals.