Maricopa Community Colleges  MUP181   19956-99999 

Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval:  3/28/95

MUP181  1995 Fall - 9999


1 Credit(s)

2 Period(s)

Chamber Music Ensembles

Practical and performance experience in instrumental, vocal, and mixed ensembles.

Prerequisites: None.


Course Notes: MUP181 may be repeated for credit.

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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:


MUP181  1995 Fall - 9999

Chamber Music Ensembles



Use ensemble vocal and/or instrumental techniques at all levels according to the student's skills. (I, II)


Apply appropriate vocal and/or instrumental techniques to the particular style of music studied. (I, II)


Apply basic knowledge of correct vocal and/or instrumental production. (I, II)


Build performance and sight reading skills. (I, II, III)


Build a repertoire of different styles of chamber music. (III)


Perform individually and in small groups. (III)

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MCCCD Official Course Outline:


MUP181  1995 Fall - 9999

Chamber Music Ensembles

I. Vocal technique

A. Developing breath control and support

1. Basic breathing exercises

2. Correct body alignment

3. Vocal exercises

4. Correct use of lips, tongue, and mask

5. Phrasing

6. Unification of vowels

7. Musical line and balance

8. Increase sight and reading skills

II. Instrumental techniques

A. All major and minor scales

B. Increasing range

C. Improving sound production

D. Increasing sight reading skills

E. Care of instrument

III. Repertoire and performance of chamber groups

A. Distinguishing between various styles of music

B. Jazz, folk, pop, and classical styles

C. Reading a variety of scores

D. Performing without a conductor

E. Arrangements

F. Solo performance

G. Sight reading


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