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Chamber Ensemble [MUSC 100/200/300/400 (001)]

MUSC 100/200/300/400 (001)/1.5 Chamber Ensemble 

Course Description:  Over the course of the F/W terms, students will study and perform chamber repertoire in small instrumental and/or vocal groups. These groups should not duplicate existing ensembles specified in the DAN School of Drama & Music course offerings and will consist of between two (3) to eight (8) members, with one player per part. Registration is limited and contingent on funding and instructor availability.

Note:  When the student is approved, they will be notified and registered into the course number that matches their current year of study.  ie.  If a student is in third year, they will be registered in MUSC 300.

Learning Hours:  Ten (10) hours of coaching per term will be arranged according to mutually agreed times with the assigned faculty coach. Attendance at coaching session is mandatory.  Students are expected to commit to a minimum of 3 hours/week to rehearsal time, without coach and private practice.  Regular rehearsal space can be booked through the main office in Harrison LeCaine Hall.

Evaluation: Students enrolled in Unspecified Chamber Ensembles will receive a letter grade. 50% of the grade will come from the coach based on individual participation, taking into account qualities such as preparedness, mastery of material, attitude and attendance, (25% + 25% at the end of each term). The remaining 50% will come from the end of term performances (25% + 25%).  Coaches’ grades will be for individual students. The performance grades will be for the whole ensemble. It could be possible that not all members of one ensemble receive the same final grade.

Performance Requirements: Each ensemble will prepare approximately 15 minutes of music for a public performance towards the end of each term. Difficulty of repertoire will be taken into account when performing less than 15 minutes of music. Performances will be marked by a panel of chamber ensemble coaches. Please see the DAN School events calendar for specific performance dates. Written comments from the jury will be provided.

Concert dates for 2022-23:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Saturday, November 26, 2022, 2:00 pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Saturday, April 1, 2023, 2:00 pm


·      Open to BMus and non-BMus students in 2nd year of higher with approval of the school and/or by audition.

·      You must complete the online application form at the link below by March 1, 2022.

·      All participants in each chamber ensemble are required to take one of MUSC 100, 200, 300 or 400 for credit.

·      Students may not participate in more than one (1) Chamber Ensemble per year.

·      Credit Weight:  1.5 Units

·      Prerequisite:  Permission from the DAN School of Drama & Music