Chorus I

Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
Music
Course Code
MUSC 1140
Credits
2.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
50 all levels combined
Method Of Instruction
Tutorial
Typically Offered
Fall
Winter
Campus
New Westminster

Overview

Course Description
A large mixed choir that rehearses and performs standard classical choral repertoire from all historical periods. Emphasis is placed on proper vocal technique, ensemble skills, and musical style. The group performs at least once per semester.
Course Content

Vocal techniques
Breath support, phonation, resonance, diction (vowel and consonant formation), various visual and physical techniques to encourage healthy singing.

Ensemble techniques
Choral blend, intonation, understanding conducting gestures.

Repertoire
Standard choral repertoire from all historical periods; works in various languages (most commonly Latin, German, French and Italian as well as English) will be prepared, with appropriate attention given to correct pronunciation. Each work will be performed in an appropriate style.

Methods Of Instruction

Rehearsal and performance.

Means of Assessment

Grades are based on the students’ regular preparation for rehearsals, attentiveness and effort during rehearsals, and musical contribution to the ensemble. Frequently during the semester, certain passages of music are assigned to be learned for an upcoming rehearsal, during which solo quartets (one singer per part) are heard by the instructor in private. Students are graded on their achievement on these assignments.

60%     Assigned passages (minimum 3 tests)

20%     Contribution to Ensemble (musical/vocal)

20%     Attitude / Effort (ongoing assessment)

100%

Attendance:

Every 15 minutes of unexcused absence or lateness will lower the final grade by 1%. Absence and lateness will be cumulative – whenever a student’s combined absence or lateness adds up to 15 minutes, 1% will be deducted from the final grade.  A drop of 30% due to absence or lateness will result in a UN grade and expulsion from the choir.

Students who are absent without valid excuse from a Dress Rehearsal will not be permitted to perform in the concert, and will fail the course.

Concerts:

Unexcused absence from a concert will result in a failing grade. Every 2 minutes of unexcused lateness to the warm-up and rehearsal immediately prior to a concert (the concert call) will lower the final grade by 1%. Any student who is more than 40 minutes late to a concert warm-up without a valid excuse will not be permitted to perform in the concert, and will fail the course.

Absences will be excused for reasons of illness or emergency; written documentation must be provided.

Attendance at all rehearsals and concerts is assumed; perfect attendance does not increase the final grade.

Learning Outcomes

Through rehearsal and performance of standard choral repertoire from all historical periods, the successful student will be able to demonstrate the fundamentals of healthy vocal technique, musical style, and ensemble performance and discipline.

Textbook Materials

Students may be required to purchase one or more of the scores used during the semester.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Acceptance into Music Diploma Program or permission of the instructor.

Corequisites

None

Equivalencies

None

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
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU ENSM 100 (2) 2004/09/01 to -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU MUSI 1169 (2) 2004/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU CA 1XX (2), Music Studio 2004/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU MUSI 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU MUSI 1XXX (3) 2010/09/01 to -
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU MUSI 181 (1) 2004/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) DOUG MUSC 1140 (2) & DOUG MUSC 1240 (2) = UBCV MUSC 154 (3), Total allowable transfer credit in large ensembles is limited to the equivalent of 2 courses from MUSC 150, MUSC 153, MUSC 154 for total of 6-8 credits. 2004/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) DOUG MUSC 1140 (2) & DOUG MUSC 1240 (2) = UBCV MUSC 154 (3), Total allowable transfer credit in large ensembles is limited to the equivalent of 2 courses from MUSC 150, MUSC 153, MUSC 154 for total of 6-8 credits. 2004/09/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) No credit 2004/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV GE 1XX (2) 2004/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC MUS 180E (1), Maximum 2 units of credit for one of MUS 180 (A-G).; DOUG MUSC 1140 (2) & DOUG MUSC 1240 (2) = UVIC MUS 180E (2), Maximum 2 units of credit for one of MUS 180 (A-G). 2015/05/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC MUS 180 (0.5), to a maximum of 1.0 units for MUS 180 with DOUG MUSC 1240. 2004/09/01 to 2015/04/30

Course Offerings

Winter 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
12168
Tue
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Hannan
Eric
Open
New Westminster
Audition required; open to all 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
70
5
65
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
New Westminster - North Bldg.
18:00 - 20:50