Fall 2011 - Undergraduate Course Description
Intructor:
Medrick, Mary
Discipline and Number
MUSI 2327 Section: 501
Day:
M Time: 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Course Title:
Community Chorale

DESCRIPTION OF COURSE:

A unique non audition choir of 40-50 singers that combines UTD students and singers from Richardson/Plano/Dallas area, including alumni and UTD professors. Emphasis is on the joy of singing good choral music artfully. Students benefit from becoming part of a music community where you are always welcome. You can invite family members and friends to join the choir as long as they are not UTD students. Each Fall repertoire is selected from a wide range of sacred,secular music from the Medieval Age to the 21st century. Last fall we sang Bohemian Rhapsody and Handel's "Let their Celestial Concerts all unite." Students benefit by improving their singing technique, music reading skills and knowledge of music while learning to inspire others in a live performance. The Choir is open to all singers who are interested in singing challenging music in a wide variety of styles and periods.

REQUIRED TEXTS:

Generally access to music will be provided. A student may be required to print out music from the web. Access to internet is required.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS/EVALUATION CRITERIA:

Class attendance is an absolute requirement. Students will be expected to learn their part and contribute towards the choir’s efforts to prepare an entertaining performance. Students will be graded on the progress they make towards a successful performance of the work during the Arts Festival. Class participation and practice outside of the class are strong indicators of success. Since this course involves collaborating with guests of UTD, students must represent the highest standards of class room behavior.

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