Sep 22, 2020  
2019-2020 Course Catalog 
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MUSC 1010 - Century Chamber Orchestra

Credits: 1
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: The Century Chamber Orchestra rehearses and performs a wide variety of orchestral music in a series of concerts during the academic year. The primary object of the ensemble is to develop the musicians’ ensemble playing ability and their understanding of orchestral technique and literature. The ensemble is open to musicians with previous performing experience. Students may take this course for academic credit up to four times. Note: Registration for orchestra may be done as an activity for academic credit or through Continuing Education. Additional rehearsal time may be scheduled for the week of each performance. This course requires an audition or an interview with the director.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Criteria for music selection:
    • Variety of styles oVariety of musical periods
    • Consideration of the ability of the performers and potential of the group
    • Relative to the size of the ensemble
  2. High performance standards in orchestral playing
  3. Instrumental skills through intonation, rhythm and ensemble awareness
  4. Orchestral sound concepts
  5. Proper stage etiquette
  6. The music studied and performed for each concert will differ in style and period.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Rehearse orchestral music as a part of a section of an orchestra.
  2. Prepare music scores for playing in orchestra rehearsals and performances.
  3. Perform a wide variety of styles and periods of orchestral music.
  4. Demonstrate proper stage etiquette.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to play in an orchestral style.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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