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MUSC 1652

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Credit Hours 1
Course Title Chorus
Prerequisite(s) None Specified
Corequisite(s) None Specified
Catalog Description
The Chorus provides the opportunity for students to participate in the performance of choral literature in concert. Standard literature and contemporary compositions constitute the Chorus repertory. (It is open with audition to any student.)

Expected Educational Results
As a result of completing this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Sing with correct posture
  2. Identify and demonstrate physical aspects of correct vocal production
  3. Produce a vocal sound that blends in a group setting
  4. Identify the four standard vocal parts of a choral score (SATB)
  5. Identify musical aspects of theory and/or ear training that are exemplified in selected repertoire
  6. Identify musical aspects that are indigenous to the musical styles exemplified by selected repertoire
  7. Identify and demonstrate proper stage presence for an ensemble performance
  8. Participate in at least one formal choral concert event
General Education Outcomes
As a result of completing MUSC 1652, the student will be able to
  1. Demonstrate
    • Proper posture for singing
    • Physical aspects required for correct vocal production
    • Musical responses and behaviors appropriate to the composition
    • Appropriate stage presence for public performance
  2. Perform
    • Standard choral repertoire in an ensemble setting
    • Contemporary choral repertoire
    • Selected repertoire in a manner that is consistent with musical and stylistic elements
  3. Identify
    • Any voice part in a written choral score
    • Basic elements of a musical score
    • Markings in the score that affect musical expression and performance idioms
Course Content
  1. Correct singing posture
  2. Physical aspects of correct vocal production
  3. Vocal production for ensemble blend
  4. Identification of the four standard vocal parts of a choral score (SATB)
  5. Selected musical aspects of theory and/or ear training exemplified in course repertoire
  6. Identification of musical aspects indigenous to the musical styles exemplified in course repertoire
  7. Identification and demonstration of proper stage presence for ensemble performance
  8. Participation in a formal choral concert event
Assessment of Outcome Objectives
  • Class participation
  • Rehearsal attendance
  • Performance attendance


  • Successful concert performance is reflected in skills attained in MUSC 1652
  • Continuation of enrollment in MUSC1652 is dependant upon successful performance each semester

Evaluation of course and concert performance:

  • Determine placement in advanced ensembles
  • Prepare students for successful participation in senior institution ensembles as music major transfer students
  • Provide a standard of comparison of appropriate difficulty level of repertoire for a non-audition chorus format
  • Reveal repertoire standards that need revision, addition, or deletion from non-audition chorus format
Last Revised: Sep. 23, 2011
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