Beginning Instrumental Ensemble II

Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
Music
Course Code
MUSC 1235
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 develop the basic skills of ensemble playing, including balance, intonation, phrasing, and dynamics. Special emphasis will be placed on technical development and reading skills.
Course Content

Using suitable ensemble music, students will study balance, intonation, 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
Midterm playing test and/or in-class assessment 30%
Research assignment 15%
Final playing test 30%
Ensemble skills (including performance at dress rehearsals and scheduled concerts) 25%

*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

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
Coast Mountain College (CMTN) No credit 2017/09/01 to -
College of the Rockies (COTR) No credit 2017/09/01 to -
Coquitlam College (COQU) No credit 2017/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU GE 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 Community College (VCC) DOUG MUSC 1135 (1.5) or DOUG MUSC 1177 (1.5) or DOUG MUSC 1235 (1.5) = VCC MUSC 2490 (1.5) 2020/09/01 to -
Vancouver Island University (VIU) Individual audition required 2017/09/01 to -

Course Offerings

Summer 2021

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.