Breath support, phonation, resonance, diction (vowel and consonant formation), various visual and physical techniques to encourage healthy singing.
Choral blend, intonation, understanding conducting gestures.
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.
Rehearsal and performance.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Students may be required to purchase one or more of the scores used during the semester.
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|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU MUSI 2469 (2)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU CA 1XX (2)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU MUSI 2XX (3)||2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU MUSI 2XXX (3)||2010/09/01 to -|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU MUSI 282 (1)||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||DOUG MUSC 2340 (2) & DOUG MUSC 2440 (2) = UBCV MUSC 154 (3)||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)||Any 2 of DOUG MUSC 2330 (2) or DOUG MUSC 2340 (2) or DOUG MUSC 2430 (2) or DOUG MUSC 2440 (2) = UVIC MUS 280 (1)||2004/09/01 to 2013/04/30|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC MUS 280E (1)||2015/05/01 to -|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC MUS 280 (0.5)||2013/05/01 to 2015/04/30|