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Chorale I

Course NumberMUS 146
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours30
Course DescriptionProvides an opportunity for ensemble singing in 2, 3, 4, or more parts. Develops repertoire, musicianship, and proper vocal techniques through reading choral music, extending vocal range, pitch matching, proper practice and performance techniques. Credit may be earned in MUS 146 or MUS 154 but not both. (30-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Identify basic music symbols involved in choral reading and how to follow them.
  1. Understand basic music symbols and terms.
  2. Read music in several parts, i.e. 2-part, 3-part, 4-part.
  3. Sing in parts while maintaining independent musical line.

Develop the voice and its relationship to tonal production.
  1. Work with the voice developing range, tonal flexibility, strength and independence.
  2. Read music in different clefs, observing direction of notes in relation to voice.
  3. Work with piano to develop listening and tonal matchng skill.

Apply vocal skills developed in a performance.
  1. Work with choral music in different styles and technical levels.
  2. Rehearse in sectionals to develop strength in individual vocal parts.
  3. Practice good rehearsal and performance techniques.

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