Sep 19, 2020  
2019-2020 Course Catalog 
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MUSC 1012 - Popular Styles Ensemble

Credits: 1
Hours/Week: Lecture 1 Lab None
Course Description: The Popular Styles Ensemble rehearses and performs music in a variety of popular styles, such as rock, pop, blues, jazz, and more.  Students explore popular music styles through rehearsal and performance of representative repertoire, and develop skills in improvisation, arranging, and group leadership. The ensemble is open to students with prior experience singing and/or playing an instrument.  Students may take this course for academic credit up to four times. This course requires an interview and audition with the instructor.
MnTC Goals

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

Major Content

  1. Elements and characteristic features of various popular music styles

  2. Rehearsal skills (good intonation and rhythm, ensemble awareness, communicating effectively, etc.)

  3. Improvisation in various popular music traditions

  4. Performance skills (facility in music styles, stage presence, polish, etc.)

  5. Proper rehearsal and performance etiquette

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

  1. demonstrate knowledge of, and facility in, a variety of popular music styles.

  2. rehearse music effectively as part of an ensemble.

  3. improvise in a variety of popular music traditions.

  4. perform a variety of popular music styles.

  5. demonstrate proper rehearsal and performance etiquette.

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

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