MUSC 126 Beginning College Choir • 3 Cr.


A non-audition vocal ensemble. Open to all students interested in the basics of choral singing. Students rehearse and perform choral music from a variety of eras and styles. Includes the study of vocal technique and choral musicianship skills. Quarterly concerts are required.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate growth in the development of their vocal skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, follow, read and/or perform a variety of rhythmic and melodic passages as they are used in the creation of the music being performed.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, follow, read, interpret and perform a variety of musical expression markings, aural descriptors, as well as conducting gestures as they are used in the creation of music.
  • Demonstrate the use of a variety of practice tools and methods as well as appropriate rehearsal and performance behavior to produce productive rehearsals and quality performances.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and perform in a variety of styles as appropriate to the historical and cultural context of the music.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform a variety of musical styles.
  • Demonstrate the ability to recite, sing and translate a basic level of a variety of languages found in the music that is performed.
  • Demonstrate the ability to recognize and function in a variety of small and large group settings.
  • Demonstrate the organization, and practice skills, that will provide the student with the tools to choose to keep music in their future lives.
  • Describe personal and motivational awareness of music’s potential role in a students future.
  • Demonstrate a connection to and expression of the message, meaning or intent of the music they are performing.
  • Incorporate their own musical, time management, cooperative behavior skills and individual expression into the process of producing a musically meaningful and expressive performance.
  • Evaluation Tools include but are not limited to
      • Group Rehearsals and Performances.
      • Individual performances in class or on tape
      • Written and/or oral self evaluations.