Approved by Faculty Senate
University Studies Course Approval
Department or Program: Music
Course Number: 247
Number of Credits 1 S.H.
Course Title: Woodwind Ensemble
Woodwind Ensemble provides the student with the opportunity to perform small ensemble and chamber music for woodwind instruments. Each section offers a different option for instrumentation. Ensembles offered might vary from semester to semester but generally include clarinet choir, saxophone quartet, and flute choir among others. Repertory is selected to acquaint the student with representative literature from all periods. Membership is open to all qualified students of the university. Prerequisite: audition and permission of instructor. This course may be repeated for credit.
This is an existing course that has previously been approved by A2C2: Yes
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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 developing intonation and aural skills, rhythmic skills, technical skills on their respective instruments, and music sight reading skills. Students begin to know woodwind ensemble repertoire representing a variety of styles and improve their performance skills on a woodwind instrument in a small ensemble setting.
USP Outcome b: use the methods of an arts practitioner to actively engage in creative processes or interpretive performances.
In each Woodwind Ensemble, students are actively engaged in interpretive performances of varied repertoire in rehearsal and performance. Students 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 ensemble 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. Background information regarding these composers and the cultural contexts of the music are discussed within a rehearsal context.
USP Outcome d: engage in reflective analysis of their own artwork or interpretive performance and respond to the works of others.
Members of woodwind ensembles will have the opportunity to listen to recordings of their performances on recitals and reflectively analyze their interpretation and expressiveness in discussion within the ensemble rehearsal setting.
College of Liberal Arts
Winona State University
Department: Music Date of Revision: Spring 2001
Course Number: MUS 247 Course Title: Woodwind Ensemble
Number of Credits: 1 S.H. Frequency of Offering: offered each semester
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