Vocal Jazz & Recording Ensemble •
Develops the vocal techniques, performance, and recording skills necessary to the contemporary recording studio singer. Ensemble members are selected by audition from the college choir. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor (audition) by entry code. Students registered in MUSC 109 must be concurrently registered in MUSC 100 unless waived by the department.
Contact Thomas Almli at firstname.lastname@example.org or (425) 564-2089.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Understand how assumptions, value organizations, and conditions of societies influence artistic creation. A successful student:
- Expresses personal understanding of the importance of the arts in society.
- Interprets a selected society or culture (its assumptions, values, relationships, etc.) and its influences upon art work created within the society or culture.
- Analyzes how an artistic work(s) reflects or reacts to needs, beliefs, and trends in a society or culture.
- Draws and communicates general conclusions about the ways in which artists and the art reflect or react to society and culture.
Interpret works of art from various historical periods, cultures, and peoples, analyzing the context in which they were created, the characteristics of the works, and the range of possible interpretations. A successful student: Identifies the historical, cultural, social, biographical, intellectual or artistic context in which a work(s) of art was created. Distinguishes and interprets significant contexts on an artist(s) and artistic work(s). Recognizes and discusses varied perceptions of and responses to an artistic work(s)caused by the social, cultural, historical, or personal perspectives of its audiences. Recognizes artistic forms, styles, and/or qualities which are characteristic of work created within various cultures and/or historical periods Interprets works of art from various historical periods, cultures, peoples, and artists in relation to the context in which they were created Recognizes and interprets examples of influential artistic movements, schools, or styles within a selected art discipline Understand the significance and potential contribution of the arts to the quality of one's life. A successful student: Reflects discovery of personal meaning in the creation or interpretation Makes clear and specific references to aspects of artistic work which are personally meaningful Makes clear and specific references to personal experiences, discoveries, or views in relation to artistic work Discusses and analyzes personal reactions to artistic work in relation to personal experiences and views Articulates discoveries about self, life, and/or the world which have been shaped by artistic work or by experiences with the arts Represents, communicates, or alludes to connections between selected artistic work and her/his own work represents the ways in which the arts contribute to and enrich his/her life. Exhibit skill and understanding of music, defining and responding to artistic problems with insight, technical ability, and quality. Quality of sound Uses excellent tone most of the time, correcting individual problems presented by demanding musical passages Uses consistent and well-controlled tone color, focus and timbre Achieves tonal clarity most of the time Uses consistent melodic and harmonic intonation Establishes and maintains blend and balance Technique Maintains rhythmic accuracy and precision Controls pulse and tempo Correctly interprets rhythm Uses well-developed articulation technique Concentrates and responds to director accurately and appropriately Musicality Uses consistent style and tempo, accurately interpreting the composer's intent. Uses uniform and consistent phrasing throughout the passage Shapes and contours phrases and passages with naturally expressive communication Creates a free-flowing performance through the use of accents, stress, rubato and flexibility in phrasing Performance Plans, rehearses, and prepares for a public musical performance (solo or ensemble) Works responsibly and effectively with others in preparing for a musical performance Performs with skill, control, and expressiveness for a public audience Reflects upon and evaluate public musical performances (one's own and others') plans and implements actions that will help students keep the singing activity in their lives on a consistent basis Analyze and evaluate works of art and performances from functional, structural/formal, historical, and cultural perspectives, using defensible criteria and communicating effectively. A successful student: Describes and explains personal responses to a work(s) of art, extending beyond initial observations and general opinions Investigates and considers the responses of other audiences, and compares them to personal responsesexamines creative choices made within a work(s), and relates them to audience responses Discusses specific aspects, examples, and details from a work(s) in analyzing its effects on an audience(s) Correctly uses concepts and terminology particular to a chosen critical approach and art discipline Uses criteria and sound-critical analyses to evaluate their own work and the work of other artists/performers (both works in progress and final work