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2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MUS 116 - Pima Community College Orchestra I

1 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
0 lecture periods 3 lab periods

Progressive development of musical skills through interpretation of orchestra literature. Includes orchestral literature and its interpretation, mind and body control, rhythms, and ensemble performance.

Information: Students chosen by audition. May be taken two times for a maximum of two credit hours. If this course is repeated, see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - FA; Meets - CTE - A&H.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Interpret orchestral literature.
  2. Perform notation.
  3. Perform rhythmic proportions more accurately.
  4. Apply all major and minor scales.
  5. Demonstrate proper ensemble techniques: balance, intonation, and timbre (tone production) for orchestra.

  1. Orchestral Literature and its Interpretation
    1. Notational variants and their rhythmic interpretations
    2. Recognition of rhythmic structural form
    3. Aesthetic experience and rhythmic accuracy in group performance
    4. Freedom of rhythms and their inherent strictness
    5. Interpretations of tempi
  2. Mind and Body Control
    1. Mental intensity in rehearsals and performances
    2. Muscular control
  3. Rhythms
    1. Recognition of rhythmic patterns
    2. Quick response to rhythmic patterns
  4. Dexterity Through Scales and Intervals Ensemble Performance
    1. Leadership in group dynamics
    2. Improved musical balance
    3. Refined intonation and tone production of individuals and ensemble

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2018/2019