MUS 52 Madrigal Singers
2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: MUS 180)
(May be taken four times for credit)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Prerequisite: Admission by audition
The study, rehearsal, and public performance of early polyphonic choral literature, with an emphasis on the development of skills need to perform with a small, elite, choral ensemble. The primary focus is on literature from the Medieval and Renaissance periods. The number of singers is limited as to conform to performance practices of that time period. Different literature will be studied each semester. Concerts will be performed each semester at Mt SAC along with possible performance tours. Singers focus on proper vocal technique, sight singing, blending and balancing within the choir, and singing in foreign languages. Auditions will be held at the beginning of each semester.