Music 151

MUSC 151

Chamber Orchestra

Catalog Entry

MUSC151. Chamber Orchestra
Three hours rehearsal (1).

Emphasis on major works of chamber orchestra literature. Open to qualified students. May be taken again for credit.


Detailed Description of Content of Course

The chamber orchestra provides an opportunity for students to perform music written for small orchestras. This includes overtures, concerti, suites, symphonies and other works.


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

1. Seating auditions.
2. Sight-reading of potential or selected concert music.
3. Preliminary rehearsal of potential or selected concert music.
4. Detailed rehearsal of concert music.
5. Final rehearsal in concert hall.
6. Concert Performance.


Goals and Objectives of the Course

The students, as members of this ensemble, present music for public performance at the highest possible level of artistic expression. Students should develop both technical and musical skills required for orchestral performance.


Assessment Measures

Grades are based upon course attendance and participation. The primary assessment of a performing ensemble is based on the musical success of its public performance, which is a group rather than an individual achievement.


Other Course Information


Approval and Subsequent Reviews

February 2006 Reviewed E. Fellin, Chairman