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Course Syllabus

Course: MUSC 2136

Division: Fine Arts, Comm, and New Media
Department: Music
Title: Wind Ensemble

Semester Approved: Fall 2016
Five-Year Review Semester: Fall 2021
End Semester: Fall 2022

Catalog Description: This course includes a study of serious wind ensemble literature. Concerts are performed each semester as part of the course. An audition is required. (Repeatable for Credit)

Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 1; Lecture: 0; Lab: 3

Prerequisites: Permission of the Instructor

Justification: This group provides students with an opportunity to study significant literature for wind ensemble. Through preparation and performance of quality band literature, students enrolled in this course will develop an understanding and appreciation for the various styles of wind literature. All four-year institutions in Utah offer a band experience. Snow College ensemble credits transfer without difficulty. Students wishing to continue band at a four-year institution must develop competitive performance skills while at Snow College.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will accurately perform literature selected by the instructor in regularly scheduled concerts. They will understand this literature with respect to historical context as demonstrated by accurate performance. They will communicate that understanding to their audience in concert. 

Music from all stylistic periods of legitimate band repertoire will be studied, practiced, rehearsed and performed. Proper instrumental technique will be stressed.

Key Performance Indicators:
Each student will be evaluated on: Satisfactory participation in sectional and full ensemble rehearsal: 40% of the final grade. Satisfactory participation in each ensemble performance: 40% of final grade. Periodic playing tests: 20% of final grade. Percentages are approximate.











Pedagogy Statement:

Maximum Class Size: 60
Optimum Class Size: 52