Tallahassee Community College

College Chorale/Tallahassee Civic Chorale
Master Syllabus: Fall 2010
Music Director: Stefanie Cash
Time: 7:00-9:45 pm
Location: TCC Chorus Room, CH 165
Course Number: MUN 1310 -- 1 credit
Office: CH 172
Hours: Tuesday, 4:00-5:00 pm or by appointment
Email: cashs@tcc.fl.edu
Office Phone: 850-201-8783
CH Division: 850-201-6070

Performance Objectives:

To study and perform choral music representing a wide variety of styles and musical periods.

Catalog Description:

MUN 1310 College Chorale (1) FA SP SU
Open to any student interested in singing a wide variety of choral literature. May be taken for credit 4 times. Meets 2 hours and 45 minutes a week.

Textbook and Music:

There is no textbook required for this class. All music selected for the Chorale will be loaned for the semester. It is the responsibility of each student to return loaned music at the end of the course in order to receive a grade. A black music folder and pencil is required for all rehearsals.

Reference or Source Materials:

No additional reference materials are needed.

Teaching Aids:

Instructor may use a piano during class instruction.

CLAS Skills:

CLAS skills are not directly taught or reinforced in this course.

Course Outline:

Selections for study and performance are made by the director on a per semester basis. A student may repeat the course without undue repetition of music. Each term a conscious effort is made to include music of different styles, musical periods and levels of difficulty.

Rehearsals begin August 24, 2010

November 30 -- No Class
December 2 -- Rehearsal 7-9 pm -- CH 165
December 3 -- Sing out -- Time & Location TBA
December 4 -- Winter Festival of Lights -- Time & Location TBA
December 6 -- Dress Rehearsal 7-9 pm -- Turner Auditorium
December 7 -- Concert: Call Time 6 pm, Concert 7:30
***Other sing-outs may be added. Advanced notice will be given (see below).

Attendance Policy:

Performance is an integral part of the choral experience. During the semester, students are provided several opportunities to present concerts and less formal appearances in the community. These dates will be announced in advance. Students will be required to attend all performances, including "sing-outs".

Evaluation and Grading:

Since the total musical experience depends on working and building together, attendance at all rehearsals and performances is expected. Attendance will be taken weekly. One absence for any reason is allowed without penalty. If you are going to be absent, you must contact your section leader prior to the rehearsal. Written proof for all excused absences must be submitted to the director at the next rehearsal following the absence. Failure to do so will result in an unexcused absence. Three tardies result in an unexcused absence.

Attendance at all dress rehearsals and performances is required. Failure to do so will result in a failing grade. Music must be returned to the director or librarian before a grade can be given.

Grading Scale:

A -- 1 absence or less (3 tardies=1 absence)
B -- 2 absences
C -- 3 absences
D -- 4 absences
F -- 5 or more absences OR failure to attend a concert, sing-out OR dress rehearsal

Inclement Weather:

NOTE: Information concerning inclement weather is available on the TCC website (www.tcc.fl.edu) and via local TV/radio stations. The President of the College determines whether classes are cancelled due to inclement weather. Faculty members cannot cancel classes for any reason.