Chamber Choir 2

Course code MUSI1152Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

Students enrolled in Chamber Choir will attend weekly rehearsals and perform at least at one or more concerts throughout the semester. The chamber choir is a group of approximately 20 singers some of whom are principal study singers others of whom may be instrumentalist or students from other programs.

Not available in 2015

Objectives1.Chamber Choir is to allow students the opportunity to sing at a minimum level in a small vocal ensemble to a high standard, and to learn the skills required of this type of singing.
2. To perform A Capella, thus necessitating good vocal blend and the need to sing with excellent pitch control.
3. Attention will directed to good phrasing and projection of musical line, likewise to diction and vowel formation.
4. To obtain a cohesive and precise ensemble, one which is capable of presenting a wide variety of musical styles.
5. To assume a role which has prominence in the wider community, through concerts and related activities.
6. Students progress through the course, a higher level of attainment is required, both in leadership qualities, vocal and organizational skills.
ContentThe Chamber Choir Course will encompass several performances per semester. This will be achieved through:
1. Weekly rehearsals
2. Assigned music to be studied and learnt between rehearsals
3. To engage in concert activity in the local, regional and other areas
4. To assist and document organisational skills required for the smooth running of the ensemble
5. To study the skills required in a cappella ensemble singing such as vocal blend, diction and pitch control
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEntry by audition
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsWorkshop
Assessment Items
Presentations - GroupStudent Performance: Recital(s) 40% of total assessment
Presentations - IndividualStudent Performance: short recital 40% of total assessment
ReportsEnd of Semester Portfolio documenting the individual's work undertaken throughout the semester as assigned by the lecturer 20% of final mark
Contact HoursWorkshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term