Feb 21, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog



1 Credit Hour


Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level in both the Freshman or Sophomore year.


Catalog Description:

MUS 2656 - Concert Choir I (1 Hr.)

The Concert Choir is an outstanding performance organization for students interested in vocal music. A wide range of vocal literature is learned and concerts are held on campus each semester.


Course Classification:

Performance / Ensemble



Students must audition with the director before enrolling for voice placement in the choir.


Controlling Purpose:

Music is an essential part of our social and cultural fabric. Performance-centered classes allow each student to improve their skills and talents as musicians and to develop their levels of expression.


Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Further develop vocal technique
  2. Improve their understanding of the basics of music rehearsal and performance.
  3. Develop and understanding of their role as a performer in a large ensemble setting.
  4. Perform various pieces of music.


Units Outcomes and Clock Hours of Instruction for Core Curriculum:

The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period.  Instructors may add other material as time allows.



Outcomes:  Students will develop fundamental choral technique

  • Identify and produce proper tone
  • Sight-read
  • Define and use musical terms



 Outcomes:  Students will improve their understanding of the basics of a music rehearsal

  • Follow and implement given instructions
  • Perform various expression and tempo markings
  • React musically to conducting gestures
  • Come to class prepared
  • Perform their roll in any given work at any given time
  • Demonstrate their role in the ensemble regarding balance and intonation



Outcomes:  Perform various pieces of music in public

  • Implement what was learned in rehearsals
  • Accurately perform the demands of each piece of music (style, expression, rhythm, tempo)
  • Properly evaluate their performance for strengths and weaknesses
  • Demonstrate their role in the college community as a musician and performer.


Projects Required:

As assigned in class



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Materials/Equipment Required:


Attendance Policy:

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.


Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.


Maximum class size: 

Based on classroom occupancy


Course Time Frame:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college.  A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time.  The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.


Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct


Disability Services Program: 

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability.  If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class and which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.