Instrumental Ensemble
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Butler Community College
Roger Lewis
Humanities/Fine Arts Division
Fall 1997
Course Outline
INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
MU 135. Instrumental Ensemble. 1 hour credit. Prerequisites: Ability to read music proficiently; consent of instructor. This class provides for the organization of jazz/pop combos and various small ensembles (eg. brass, woodwind, and percussion) where sufficient student interest exists. Occasional public performance is encouraged.

TEXTBOOK:
None.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
The primary objective of Instrumental Ensemble is to develop the student's capacity to rehearse and perform in a small ensemble. At the completion of this course, the student should have a basic familiarity of standard literature for the particular type ensemble in which he/she has played, and a heightened awareness of the psychological aspects of public performance.

TOPICAL OUTLINE OF UNITS:
A. Warm-up
1. Scales, Arpeggios
2. Aural skills, Theory
B. Tuning
C. Rehearsal

METHODS OF INSTRUCTION:
Methods of class instruction may include rehearsal; audio-visual; class discussion; exercises in aural skills and music theory; attending live concert performances; and guest clinicians.

Telecourses: Independent study of audio/video materials augmented by text and study guide; collaboration and participation with class members and faculty via available means. Faculty role is facilitator of learning experiences.

METHODS OF EVALUATION:
Methods of Evaluation may include concert reports; class attendance; subjective analysis of student's attitude and sense of decorum; and other methods of evaluation at the discretion of the instructor.

OUTLINE REVISION:
The forgoing is a working outline and will be revised as deemed necessary by the instructor.

Miscellaneous:
Students with impaired sensory, manual, or speaking skills are encouraged and have the responsibility to contact their instructor, in a timely fashion, regarding reasonable accommodation needs.