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MUSC 1752

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Credit Hours   1   
Course Title   Concert Band   
Prerequisite(s)   None    
Corequisite(s)   None Specified   
Catalog Description   
The Concert Band exists to provide, other than music majors, with the opportunity to participate in group performance of instrumental music. A wide variety of band literature is prepared and performed in a variety of settings. Membership does not require audition, but basic proficiency on an appropriate instrument is required, and a placement audition will be scheduled. Not active every semester.

Expected Educational Results   
As a result of completing this course, the student will be able to:
1. Play his/her instrument with increased technical accuracy.
2. Demonstrate an awareness of issues related to intonation and ensemble playing and their importance to the level of performance of the organization.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of members’ responsibilities in the environment of a large ensemble in such areas as punctual attendance and rehearsal decorum.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of differences in the style of performance appropriate to music of different historical periods and styles including "popular" concert band repertoire.
5. 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.
6. Demonstrate appropriate stage presence for performances of varying types and degrees of formality.
General Education Outcomes   
As a result of completing MUSC 1752, the student will be able to

1. Demonstrate an understanding of distinctive musical (serious and popular) styles of varying countries, ethnic groups and historical periods.
2. Demonstrate a familiarity with the instruments of the concert band and recognize them visually and aurally.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of basic musical terminology as used in individual parts for the instruments of the concert band.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the conductor in large ensembles.
5. Demonstrate punctual and appropriate patterns of attendance and preparation.

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

(This course most often meets during the summer session.)
Assessment of Outcome Objectives   
The grade received by a student enrolled in this course shall be determined by three factors:
1. Punctual attendance at all rehearsals and performance
2. Preparation of parts assigned to the student to the best of his/her ability
3. 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 Concert Band in its annual summer performance and by occasional interviews of students enrolled for credit in the organization.
The Department Chair and/or his/her designee shall meet with the Concert Band’s conductor at least once every three years to review the results of the Departmental Assessment and to discuss ways in which the GPC Concert Band can better serve the educational needs of the College and its students.

Last Revised: Aug. 10, 2011
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