|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
The scores of the music performed are to be studied and memorized.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Singing test; listening skills are often assessed.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students are required to perform in all performances. Students must audition and be accepted as a part of the ensemble. Auditions will take place at the first class from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m., 003 Rehearsal Hall. Participants must have a quality voice, a melodic vocal sound and the ability to read music. Interested students should attend the audition at the first class. Only continuing students may pre-register. 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.
|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.|