As a result of successfully completing this course, the student will be able to:
Analyze the textual and musical characteristics of choral compositions
Identify the musical characteristics of a choral composition respective of each musical period as well as relate the appropriate
performance practices of each musical period.
Describe the characteristics of the various musical periods found in chansons, madrigals, motets, anthems, masses, and oratorios.
Name important composers of each of the genres and some of their major compositions.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Text- Ulrich, Homer. A Survey of Choral Music. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1973
90-100% = A
80-89% = B
70-79% = C
60-69% = D
All assignments are expected to be turned in on time. Exceptions may be made in extreme circumstances.
Three absences lowers the grade one level
Four absences lowers the grade two levels
Five absences and the student will be dropped from the class