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Course Syllabus

Course: MUSC 3136

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

Semester Approved: Fall 2019
Five-Year Review Semester: Fall 2024
End Semester: Summer 2025

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. This course is repeatable for credit.

Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 1; Lecture: 4; Lab: 0
Repeatable: Yes.

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. Many four-year institutions in Utah offer a band experience.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of each semester of this course, students will be able to accurately perform the rhythms, melodies and harmonies of the music selected by the director This will be assessed in formative assessments through performance and rehearsal.

The student will perform essential skills as part of a section, including, proper intonation blend and balance and show improvement in both speed and accuracy of literature learning as measured by small group assessment. This is assessed through performance and director and peer feedback.

The student will understand the music in its historical setting as well as the stylistic, expressive, and formal qualities associated with the particular era of music history. This will be assessed in summative formal assessments, written assignments, and midterm and final exams.

The student will communicate the understanding which they have gained to their audiences. This will be assessed through performance at concerts and public events.

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:
Students in instrumental music performance courses are assessed in the following ways:

Participation Rates - Attendance at class sessions  10 to 30%

Written Assignments  10 to 20%

Presentation/Performance – Sectional rehearsal participation and performance 20 to 30%

Presentation/Performance - Concert participation and performance  20 to 30%

Group Project - Participation in concert recording review and critique (Mid-Term and Final) 20 to 30%

Representative Text and/or Supplies:
Literature selected from the Snow College score library.

Pedagogy Statement:
This course is delivered via direct instruction, student group collaboration, modeling, and performance.

Instructional Mediums:

Maximum Class Size: 20
Optimum Class Size: 20