Course: MUSC 2096

Division: Fine Arts, Comm, and New Media
Department: Music
Title: Symphony Orchestra 2nd Year

Semester Approved: Summer 2016
Five-Year Review Semester: Summer 2021
End Semester: Summer 2022

Catalog Description: The course provides training and practical playing experience in a wide range of works for orchestra. Concerts and special programs are given throughout the year in which the students will be expected to participate. Audition required. This course is repeatable for credit.

Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 1-3; Lecture: 1-3; Lab: 0
Clock/Hour Requirements: 4

Prerequisites: By audition and with permission of instructor.

Justification: This ensemble serves both music majors and non-music majors by providing an opportunity for students to perform standard orchestral works. The National Association of Schools of Music requires that member institutions serve both of these student populations. Through quality performance of significant literature, students will share this art with fellow student musicians and the composers whose music they create and preserve. Orchestra is required for all string music majors in each semester of their programs both at this institution and at transfer institutions. Non-majors are granted elective credit upon transfer.

General Education Outcomes:
5: A student who completes the GE curriculum can respond with informed sensitivity to an artistic work or experience. Students are taught to perform in the proper historical style using class demonstrations from the teacher, audio and video recordings, and concert attendance at local and statewide performances. Students are also encouraged to study privately on their major instrument. Students are required to practice a certain number of hours per week. As part of fulfilling this requirement students are allowed to listen to recordings of present musical literature in the library. Rehearsals are required to improve performance by providing feedback. Assessment will be done through rehearsals and private discussions.


Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will learn to perform in a proper musical style form each selected piece. Due to the performance nature of the course, students will be graded on class attendance, daily practice of concert literature, and participation in scheduled performances. 

Students will be able to perform in a proper musical style based on historical performance practice. Due to the performance nature of the course, students will be graded on class attendance, daily practice of concert literature, and participation in scheduled performances. 

Students will be able to perform each selected program piece using correct phrasing, bowings, dynamics, rhythm, articulation and tone. Due to the performance nature of the course, students will be graded on class attendance, daily practice of concert literature, and participation in scheduled performances. 


Content:
Concert repertoire will be chosen, rehearsed, and performed from each of the four major time periods: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary/Twentieth Century.

Key Performance Indicators:
Class attendance (30%-40%) 

Daily practice of concert literature (30%-40%) 

Participation in scheduled performances (30%-40%) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Representative Text and/or Supplies:
Music selections assigned by instructor.


Pedagogy Statement:


Maximum Class Size: 90
Optimum Class Size: 60