Using suitable ensemble music, students will study balance, intonation, phrasing, dynamics, group discipline and interpretation of aural and visual signals by the instructor.
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.
|Midterm playing test and/or in-class assessment||30%|
|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.
The successful student will be able to solve problems arising from performance of ensemble music with emphasis on rehearsal techniques and conductor-performer relationship.
All music for ensemble will be provided by Douglas College.
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.
|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 -|