Approved by Faculty Senate.

University Studies Course Approval

Department or Program: Music

Course Number: 241

Number of Credits 1

Course Title: Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Catalog Description:

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble rehearses three times weekly. They perform three concerts, serve as Pep Band for athletic activities, and provide music at commencement ceremonies each semester. Repertoire is drawn from the 19th and 20th centuries, utilizing orchestral transcriptions and original compositions for band and wind ensemble, including many new works written within the last five years. Open to all students by audition. Offered each semester.

 

This is an existing course that has previously been approved by A2C2: Yes

 

Department Contact Person for this Course: Don Lovejoy

 

Email: dlovejoy@winona.edu

 

 

Rationale:

USP Outcome a: explore the language, skills, and materials of an artistic discipline.

In this course the students explore the language, skills, and materials of music through identifying and analyzing representative musical forms, styles, performance practices, contexts, and performance media, as well as representative composers and compositions of western music. Students begin to know instrumental ensemble repertoire representing a variety of styles and improve their performance skills on a wind or percussion instrument in an ensemble setting.

 

 

USP Outcome b: use the methods of an arts practitioner to actively engage in creative processes or interpretive performances.

In the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, students are actively engaged in interpretive performances of varied repertoire in rehearsal and performance. Students will explore the processes through which a performer interprets or expresses a composer's work.

 

USP Outcome c: understand the cultural and gender contexts of artistic expression.

Students in this course explore the cultural and gender aspects of musical expression through the performance of works by women composers and by male composers of diverse cultural and regional backgrounds.

 

 

USP Outcome d: engage in reflective analysis of their own artwork or interpretive performance and respond to the works of others.

Symphonic Wind Ensemble members will reflectively analyze the group's performances and write critiques based on these reflections.

 

Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Syllabus

 

Music 241 1 Credit Spring 2001

MWF: 2:00-3:50 PAC 156

Dr. Donald G. Lovejoy, PAC 239

(507) 457-5257

dlovejoy@winona.edu

Office hours: posted weekly

 

Catalog Description: The Symphonic Wind Ensemble rehearses three times

weekly. They perform three concerts, serve as Pep Band for athletic

activities, and provide music at commencement ceremonies each semester.

Repertoire is drawn from the 19th and 20th centuries, utilizing orchestral

transcriptions and original compositions for band and wind ensemble,

including many new works written within the last five years. Open to all

students by audition. Offered each semester.

 

This course is eligible for University Studies Course credit under:

B. Arts and Science Core,

4. Fine and Performing Arts

 

Course objective: This course is designed to to help the student musician =

to

strengthen physical and cognitive musical skills through the study and

performance of ensemble music. The repertoire will be selected from the

outstanding compositions available for performance by wind and percussion

ensembles. Class learning activities fulfill the requirements for the

University Studies Program Fine and Performing Arts category by promoting

students abilities to:

a. explore the language, skills, and materials of an artistic discipline,

b. use the methods of an arts practitioner to actively engage in

creative processes or interpretive performances,

c. understand the cultural and gender contexts of artistic expression,

d. engage in reflective analysis of their own art work, or interpretive =

 

performance and respond to the work of others.

 

 

Course Outline:

a. explore the language, skills, and materials of music through

identifying and analyzing representative musical forms, styles,

performance practices, contexts, and performance media, as well as

representative composers and compositions of Western music.

b. explore the processes through which a performer interprets or

expresses a composer=B9s work.

c. engage in interpretive performances of varied repertoire through

rehearsal and performance.

d. explore the cultural and gender aspects of musical expression

through the performance of works by women composers and by male

composers of diverse cultural and regional backgrounds.

e. reflectively analyze personal and group performances and write

critiques based on those reflections.

 

Goals: The ensemble will perform at two public concerts (Feb. 27 and Apr.

29), two commencement ceremonies (May 4), and provide pep band music for

five nights of basketball.

 

Attendance policy: Attendance is expected at all rehearsals (there are no

unexcused absences). The success of the ensemble is dependant upon the

participation of everyone, therefore, attendance and tardiness will effect

grading.

 

Grading policy: Grading for this course is largely subjective, however,

attendance will play an important role in the grading process. Three

unexcused absences will result in a lowering of one grade level. Three

unexcused tardies will be counted as an unexcused absence. Other grading

factors will be; preparation, participation, and musical progress.