Degrees and Certificates
This course examines the structure and theory of music. The acquisition of introductory skills in music reading, sight singing and aural perception form an important part of this course. Detailed consideration is given to diatonic harmony, elementary formal structures, melodic analysis and part-writing.
This course has the same basic format as Basic Musicianship I, with more emphasis on advanced skill acquisition in harmony, theoretical practices; ear training as utilized in the common practice period. Detailed consideration will focus on representative works of the music eras.
The study of voice through choral conducting. Basic tone production and good vocal hygiene are stressed in breath support, tone placement, and diction exercises. Emphasis placed on conducting skills, score preparation, and rehearsal techniques.
The Sage Singers is a non-audition ensemble that studies, rehearses, and performs a wide variety of choral literature. The literature studied includes major choral works and traditional choral music. With enthusiastic participation, effective rehearsals and a strong commitment to practice, students will realize a multitude of educational and aesthetic rewards. Due to an effort to provide a well-rounded concert presentation, outside practice and a few select-targeted additional rehearsals and sectionals will be needed.