Full course description
Room: YPAB 132
Start Date: Spring 2019
End Date: TBD
Description: The HCC Concert Choir is a choral ensemble which develops musicianship and provides training in choral singing. This ensemble is open to all and aims to present quality choral literature from all historical periods and genres. Performances are on campus and in the community. Your success is important to Hillsborough Community College and to the community of Tampa. You are a conduit for the arts, to flow from the school to the community.
The student will:
- Develop skills in the performance of choral literature.
- Continue to develop ear training and sight-singing skills.
- Increase the development of vocal technique and mastery.
Texts and Materials: Music Packet - A $20 deposit will be given for the music. At the end of the semester when the music is returned, the $20 deposit will be returned. If the deposit is not given by 8/30/18 your grade will be lowered by 1/3 a letter grade for each rehearsal.
Black Three Ring Binder (1.5 inch) with a flat matte finish - Must have to get music
Course Requirements: Listening, outside practice by the individual and section, performance, and vocal health.
Required Dates: TBD
Instructor: Ruthie Nelson (Voice, Director of Choral Activities) Highly sought after as a soloist and chamber musician, soprano, Ruthie Nelson has captivated critics and audiences alike with her "unerring" performances of concert and operatic literature that "cast a spell of sublime simplicity."
Ms. Nelson has recently delighted audiences in Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Vivaldi's Gloria, Saint Saen's Christmas Oratorio, Handel's Messiah, and the Faure Requiem. Her performance in the Requiem “was the highlight of the Requiem - [and] of the entire concert.” Ms. Nelson was the winner of the 2011 St. Petersburg Opera "Opera Idol" Competition. She was also named the Florida Female Vocalist of the Year by the Florida Federation of Music Clubs in 2006. In May of 2007, Nelson was a member of the women’s quartet credited by the Tampa Tribune as “memorizing” and was a “high point” in the performance of Richard Einhorn’s Voices of Light.
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