Fall 2010 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Neal, Hoyt
Discipline and Number
MUSI 2327 Section 501
M Time 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Course Title
Community Chorale

Description of Course:

MUSI 2327.501 Community Chorale (3 semester hours) A unique choir of 50-60 singers that combines UTD students and singers from UTD community (Richardson/Plano/Dallas area), including alumni. Students can invite family members and friends to join the choir as long as they are not UTD students. Repertoire is selected from sacred and secular music from the Medieval Age to the 21st century. Emphasis is on the joy of singing good choral music. Each Fall we sing a wide variety of music. Singers benefit by improving their singing technique, music reading skills and knowledge of music while learning to inspire others in a live performance. The Chorale is open to all singers who are interested in singing challenging music in a wide variety of styles and periods. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). (0-3) Y

Required Texts:

Music Scores will be provided. Purchase of an audio CD of the work may be required and will be specified later.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

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 attendance, class participation, and practice outside of the class are strong indicators of success. Since this course involves direct communication with guests of UTD, students must represent the highest standards of class room behavior. In addition, students will write two, two-page concert reports during the semester.

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