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MUSC 1654

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Credit Hours 1
Course Title Wind Ensemble
Prerequisite(s) None
Corequisite(s) None Specified
Catalog Description
Wind Ensemble is a select group of students from the College and non-student residents of the community. Regular concerts are held on- and off-campus including a wide variety of standard and contemporary works for the medium. Advance audition and evening rehearsals are required.

Expected Educational Results
As a result of completing this course, the student will be able to:
Play his/her instrument with increased technical accuracy.
Demonstrate an awareness of issues related to intonation and ensemble playing and their importance to the level of performance of the organization.
Demonstrate an understanding of members’ responsibilities in the environment of a large ensemble in such areas as punctual attendance and rehearsal decorum.
Demonstrate an understanding of differences in the style of performance appropriate to music of different historical periods and styles.
Demonstrate an understanding of forms and structural techniques used by composers in different styles and historical periods and the relevance of these characteristics to performance.
Demonstrate appropriate stage presence for performances of varying types and degrees of formality.

General Education Outcomes
As a result of completing MUSC 1654, the student will be able to
Demonstrate an understanding of distinctive musical styles of varying countries, ethnic groups and historical periods.
Demonstrate a familiarity with the instruments of the wind ensemble and recognize them visually and aurally.
Demonstrate an understanding of basic musical terminology as used in individual parts for the instruments of the wind ensemble.
Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the conductor in large ensembles.
Demonstrate punctual and appropriate patterns of attendance and preparation.

Course Content
Techniques for developing sight reading skills.
The rehearsal and performance of wind ensemble literature of varying styles and historical periods shall be used as the medium through which the above-itemized Outcomes are developed.

Assessment of Outcome Objectives
The grade received by a student enrolled in this course shall be determined by three factors:

Punctual attendance at all rehearsals and performance
Preparation of parts assigned to the student to the best of his/her ability
Cooperation with such procedural matters as appropriate rehearsal and concert decorum and music library procedures
The Departmental Assessment shall be carried out by the Department Chair and/or his/her designee and shall be based on the level of performance demonstrated by the Wind Ensemble during the year and by occasional interviews of students enrolled for credit in the organization.

The Department Chair and/or his/her designee shall meet with the Wind Ensemble’s sonductor at least annually to review the results of the Departmental Assessment and to discuss ways in which the GPC Wind Ensemble can better serve the educational needs of the College and its students.

Last Revised: Aug. 10, 2011
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