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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MUN6xxx

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Current Status: SCNS Liaison Notified of Graduate Council Approval - 2009-05-18
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Submission Type: New
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2146 2009-02-03
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    School of Music FA 240200
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Richard Zielinski 8135468589 zielinsk@arts.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    MUN 6xxx Singing Stampede-USF Men's Chorus

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    1 O - Other R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Singing Stampede
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    Approval of Instructor

    Corequisites

    None

    Course Description

    Open to all university students with the necessary proficiency in their performing media (singing); study and performance of male-chorus music and male-chorus music in combination with string, woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    The choir performs an interesting variety of choral selections reflecting various style periods and genres from the vast repertoire of men's chorus music currently available. The course is open to male students throughout the university and strengthens th

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    There is a need within the student body for an ensemble for male's voices. Historically women outnumber men in participation in choral music. However at USF we are not faced with this issue. This course is designed specifically for male voices and their development, focusing on the wealth of literature which exists for the male ensemble. This literature cannot be explored in a "mixed choral setting". This course is not a required sequence in a graduate major, but is can be integral part of the educational experience for both the graduate choral conducting program as well as the music education program (choral concentration). Additionally, it's availability to students across all disciplines would offer experience in the fine arts for literally any course program and could extend the arts experience for any graduate male student.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    No. It has been offered in the past as an offshoot of University Singers (a mixed ensemble).

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Successful past choral teaching experience at the collegiate and/or high school level is a necessary qualification for the instructor. A complete understanding of vocal development, male literature and teaching strategies for efficient rehearsal planning and implementation is also a necessity.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Students will study and perform choral literature representing various genres and style periods specifically composed for male voices.

    2. Students will demonstrate good vocal technique through emphasis on vocal skill development.

    3. Students will demonstrate improved skills in sight-reading as well as score preparation.

    4. Through the experience of artistic music-making, students will demonstrate an understanding of how music and the arts impact the quality of each of our lives through both study and performance of great choral literature.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students will:

    1. Demonstrate the ability to sing properly with a basic understanding of vocal production (Proper Posture, Breathing, Vibrant Tonal Production, Unified and Pure Vowels, Active and Rhythmic Consonants);

    2. Develop sight-reading skills;

    3. Develop performance and rehearsal skills for the performance of Men's Chorus Literature;

    4. Develop analytical skills for basic music theory and music history proficiency.

    C. Major Topics

    Development of Vocal Skills

    Development of Sight-Reading Skills

    Development of Ensemble Skills

    Development of Performance Skills

    Study and Performance of Male-voice Choral Literature representing various genres and style periods (past through present).

    D. Textbooks

    Selected choral literature (actual octavos/compositions) for male voices representing various genre and style periods (past and present).

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information



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