Chamber Music for Voices (1 per semester/maximum of 8) Select groups of singers performing choral chamber music.
MUSIC 092 Chamber Music for Voices (3)
(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.
Chamber Music for Voices is a course which includes four small auditioned chamber choirs comprising of members of four large ensembles. The repertoire of these 9-16 member ensembles is selected from a wide range of choral literature. Membership in Section 1 is open to Oriana Singers members; Section 2 is open to Glee Club members; Section 3 is open to University Choir members; and Section 4 is open to Women's Chorale members. The goal of the ensembles is to provide artistic, meaningful, and successful choral performances. To achieve this goal, the learning objectives for individual students include attention toward individual vocal development, increased musicianship skill, discovery of new means of artistic expression, and the specific skills necessary to sing in a small ensemble with only two or three singers per voice part. In addition to these individual objectives, the conductor of the ensemble also teaches directly toward the objectives of ensemble tone, blend, balance, intonation, dynamics, diction, phrasing, etc. Grades are determined by a combination of vocal and musicianship assessments (both written and aural) and attendance at rehearsals and performances.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.