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Course Syllabus

Course: MUSC 4136

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

Semester Approved: Spring 2019
Five-Year Review Semester: Fall 2024
End Semester: Fall 2024

Catalog Description: This course includes a study of serious wind ensemble literature. Concerts are performed each semester as part of the course. This ensemble will provide students with an opportunity to develop technical skill, sight-reading ability, and knowledge of the repertory related to the ensemble. It further allows students to synthesize musical, historical and cultural knowledge into meaningful artistic expression. An audition is required. This course is repeatable for credit.

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

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.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will attend class rehearsals on a regular basis. This will be assessed through taking roll.

Students will attend section rehearsals on a regular basis. This will be assessed through taking roll and rehearsal assessment.

Studens will practice individually on a regular basis. This will be assessed through written self-assessment and rehearsal assessment.

Students will perform on concerts. This will be assessed through taking roll.

Members of the ensemble will learn and perform appropriate literature as selected by the instructor. Content includes study of: • Intonation • Balance • Blend • Articulation • Historical Context • Performance Practice

Key Performance Indicators:
Taking roll 30 to 40%

Written self assessment 30 to 40%

Rehearsal authentic assessment 30 to 40%

Representative Text and/or Supplies:
Repertoire selected by the instructor

Pedagogy Statement:
This course is delivered by direct instruction, authentic assessment in rehearsal, student self evaluation, mentoring

Instructional Mediums:

Maximum Class Size: 75
Optimum Class Size: 55