MUS 290 - Chamber Singers
Chamber Singers is a select vocal ensemble of twelve to twenty-four singers performing choral masterpieces from all periods of music, including madrigals, spirituals, jazz arrangements, twentieth-century choral music, and contemporary choral music. Utilizing small ensemble techniques, the group performs a cappella and accompanied music in concerts at high schools, nursing homes, churches, and service organizations in and around the local area.
Corequisite: MUS 190 The College Choir
3 Laboratory Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Sight read simple and complex music using the solfege sight-reading system.
2. Have mastered the rules of correct diction while singing in several languages, including Latin, French, Italian, German, and English.
3. Identify stylistic differences among works from all musical periods, including Renaissance madrigals, traditional folk music, American spirituals, twentieth-century choral music, and contemporary choral music.
4. Incorporate correct small ensemble techniques into their singing of a cappella and accompanied music.
5. Practice proper breath support and correct vocal techniques in choral singing.
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