Beginning Instrumental Ensemble I

Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
Music
Course Code
MUSC 1135
Credits
1.50
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
20
Method Of Instruction
Tutorial
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
New Westminster

Overview

Course Description
Through the rehearsal and performance of appropriate music, this course will introduce the basic skills of ensemble playing, including balance, proper technique, phrasing, and dynamics. Special emphasis will be placed on technical development and reading skills.
Course Content

Using suitable ensemble music, students will study rhythmic notation, phrasing, dynamics, group discipline and interpretation of aural and visual signals by the instructor.

Methods Of Instruction

The instructor will present concepts, demonstrate techniques and patterns, and lead the ensemble.  Practice exercises and pieces will be rehearsed and/or performed by the whole class, small groups and individuals.

Means of Assessment

 

Rhythm tests 30%
Midterm playing test  30%
Research assignmrnt 10%
Final playing test 15%
Ensemble skills (including performance at dress rehearsals and scheduled concerts) 15%

*NB. In a performing group, regular attendance is vital to the learning of ensemble skills and the achievement of high performance standards. Absences affect every member of the ensemble; therefore 5% of the final mark will be deducted for each unexcused absence, to a maximum of 30%. Students who miss 30% or more of scheduled class time will receive a final grade of UN (unofficial withdrawal).  Excused absences will include illness and urgent family or personal matters.

Unexcused absence from a dress rehearsal or a concert will result in a failing grade.

Learning Outcomes

The successful student will be able to solve problems arising from performance of ensemble music with emphasis on rehearsal techniques and conductor-performer relationship.

Textbook Materials

All music for ensemble will be provided by Douglas College.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Acceptance into the Basic Musicianship program

Corequisites

None

Equivalencies

Requisite for

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
College of the Rockies (COTR) No credit 2017/09/01 to -
Langara College (LANG) LANG ARTS 1XXX (1.5) 2017/09/01 to -
Northern Lights College (NLC) No credit 2017/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU CA 1XX (1) 2017/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) No credit 2017/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit 2017/09/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) No credit 2017/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC MUS 1XX (0.5) 2017/09/01 to -
Vancouver Island University (VIU) Individual Audition Required 2017/09/01 to -

Course Offerings

Winter 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
15674
Tue
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Caldwell
Robert
Open
New Westminster
MUSC 1135 001 is restricted to Basic Musicianship and Foundation for Music Therapy Studies students.

This course is offered on-campus. Attendance in person at scheduled day(s) and times as determined by the instructor is required.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
20
0
20
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N3285
14:30 - 16:20