Maricopa Community Colleges  MUP182   19956-99999 

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

MUP182  1995 Fall - 9999


1 Credit(s)

3 Period(s)

Chamber Singers

Practical and performance experience in various styles of vocal music.

Prerequisites: None.


Course Notes: MUP182 may be repeated for credit. Open to all students on the basis of auditions.

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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:


MUP182  1995 Fall - 9999

Chamber Singers



Use proper breathing techniques to sustain a choral line. (I, IV)


Differentiate various performance styles of choral music. (II, III, IV)


Display ability to sing in several foreign languages. (II)


Use proper vocal technique, as applied to choral literature. (II)


Identify vocal technique in both professional and non- professional choirs. (II)


Use sight-reading skills. (III)


Display good musicianship through performance. (IV)


Communicate to an audience. (IV)


Apply appropriate articulation and diction to various choral styles. (IV)


Use ensemble vocal techniques at an advanced level. (I, II, III, IV)


Study a varied repertoire of chamber music. (V)

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MCCCD Official Course Outline:


MUP182  1995 Fall - 9999

Chamber Singers

I. Breathing technique

A. Increasing breath capacity and support

1. Breathing exercises

2. Applying to choral literature

B. Staggered breathing

II. Vocal technique

A. Vocal exercises

1. Vowel placement

2. Vowel coloration

3. Blend

4. Style

B. Diction/articulation

1. Open/closed vowels

2. Diphthongs

3. Voiced/unvoiced consonants

4. Foreign languages

III. Sight reading

A. Components

1. Meter

2. Key

3. Intervals

4. Rhythms

B. Repertoire of different periods

IV. Self-discipline in performance

A. Choral

1. Blend

2. Rhythmic precision

3. Concentration/focus

4. Style

5. Musicianship

6. Balance

7. Communication

8. Stage discipline

9. Attention to conductor

B. Vocal

1. Tone placement and beauty

2. Diction/articulation

3. Breathing

4. Phrasing

V. Repertoire

A. Emphasis on early music and other music appropriate for chamber choirs


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