Music
 

Choral Practicum

Choral Practicum
Curriculum design, score analysis and preparation, choral arranging, rehearsal techniques, survey of literature, and vocal pedagogy, including treble voice and changing voice; computers and computer-assisted instruction.
MUSIC
376B
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesMUSIC 376A
 TaughtWinter
 ProgramsContaining MUSIC 376B
Course Outcomes: 

Professional Preparation

Students will be prepared to function competently in the public schoolclassroom as musical artists, as teachers, and as administrators.

Rehearsal Technique

Students will develop processes, build skills, and share knowledge in rehearsal technique by analyzing scores, forecasting rehearsal issues, planning, creating, and prioritizing strategies, executing the rehearsal with a real lab choir.

Classroom Strategies and Policies

Students will be prepared to create their own strategies and policies for themusic classroom based on sound principles.

Choral Voice Building

Students will develop processes, build skills, and share knowledge in voice building of choral singers by creating an index of vocalises to build technique, modeling for and strategizing to improve the tone of the lab choir over the semester, reading about and discussing group vocal pedagogy.

Choral Repertoire

Students will develop processes, build skills, and share knowledge in discerning quality choral repertoire, collecting and organizing it into personal choral reference libaries.

Repertoire and Program Selection

Students will develop processes, build skills, and share knowledge in selecting repertoire and creating quality concert programs for secondary students.

Creating Course Documents

Students will develop processes, build skills, and share knowledge in creating course documents that outline curriculum goals, classroom management rules and consequences, assessment and grading procedures, budget proposals and purchasing information.

Recruiting and Voice Testing

Students will develop processes, build skills, and share knowledge in recruiting singers, voice testing and discerning stages of the changing voice meeting the range needs of those voices, auditioning.