|This course may be repeated for credit.|
|Course Cluster: Christianity Studies|
The Ebony Singers will be a study of black religious music through the medium of performance. The areas of study will consist of traditional gospel, contemporary gospel, spirituals, and hymns in the black tradition. The members of the group will be chosen through a rigorous audition (with certain voice qualities and characteristics.)
Designing, Creating, and Realizing, Intercultural Literacy
Designing, creating, and realizing: The course teaches students primarily to perform, but also to discuss and analyze this specific music. Emphasis will be on the original design and presentation of certain genres and styles. A concert at the end of the semester will be part of the assignments.
Intercultural Literacy: By studying music from different nationality, ethnic group, or historical period, students will gain knowledge of cross-cultural encounter; hence promoting a comparative reflection.
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|Course Format: Performance||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM)(MUSC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Scores of music performed.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Rigorous practice of music to be performed is required.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students must audition to be admitted to this course. Each participant must audition and be accepted as a part of the ensemble. Auditions will be held at the first class, in room 003, Rehearsal Hall. The participants must have a quality voice, a melodic vocal sound and the ability to read music. First-year students are excluded. Undergraduates may take this course up to two times for a letter grade and up to four times for credit towards graduation. Senior majors and first year students are excluded from this course.
|Instructor(s): Monts,Marichal Bryan Times: .M..... 07:30PM-10:30PM; Location: RHH003; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 100
|Permission of instructor will be granted during the drop/add period. Students must submit either a ranked or unranked drop/add request for this course.|