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Course Syllabus

Course: MUSC 3206

Division: Fine Arts, Comm, and New Media
Department: Music
Title: Woodwind Chamber III

Semester Approved: Fall 2019
Five-Year Review Semester: Summer 2025
End Semester: Summer 2025

Catalog Description: Chamber ensemble groups for woodwind players. Available to music majors or non music majors, who wish to develop their musicianship and small ensemble performance skills. This course may be repeated for credit.

Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 1; Lecture: 1; Lab: 0
Repeatable: Yes.

Prerequisites: By permission of instructor

Corequisites: None

Justification: This course will provide students with opportunities to explore and experience standard woodwind ensemble literature. Courses like this are taught at NASM accredited institutions both in the state and across the country. This is similar to brass chamber, percussion ensemble, and string chamber music courses.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will learn standard pieces in the chamber music repertoire. Professor will give verbal feedback to students regarding their preparation of the musical materials.

Students learn to perform their part independently and to communicate non-verbally with other members of the ensemble. Professor will give verbal feedback to students regarding their ability to play as an ensemble.

Students will learn to play in an appropriate style for the genre and repertoire.  Professor will assess student performance in class and provide verbal feedback.

Students will perform the pieces in a public recital. Professor will provide a written grade for the performance and verbal feedback.

This course is an introduction to the repertoire for small woodwind ensemble. Instrumentation varies according to class enrollment, but common ensembles are woodwind quintets, quartets, trios, and duos. Students may also participate in groups involving woodwinds and strings, or woodwinds and brass. This is a performance based class, so each class meeting will be a rehearsal in preparation for a concert.

Key Performance Indicators:
Not participating in the mandatory concert will result in a failing grade.

Preparation 10 to 40%

Attendance 20 to 60%

Performance 20 to 40%

Verbal Feedback with a grade 10 to 30%

Representative Text and/or Supplies:
Materials vary according to the ensemble. Materials will be drawn from the Snow College score library.

Pedagogy Statement:
This course trains students to perform in small ensembles without the benefit of a conductor. Students will be required to work on their part independently and then learn to fit their part with the others to make a cohesive whole. The professor will function as a coach, to suggest ways to improve the performance and instruct students in individual technique and group performance factors.

Instructional Mediums:

Maximum Class Size: 25
Optimum Class Size: 15