Choir I
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Koor I
Course title in English
Choir I
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
Assessment form
lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
Raul Talmar (eesti keel) tavaline kursus
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To give students the knowledge and skills for participating in choral music through practical music making. To introduce choir conducting as a profession and develop ideas for using the voice as an instrument. To give students individual lessons regarding practical experience for leading a choir.
Brief description of the course
Students participate in choir rehearsals, seminars and concerts. Students who take individual lessons will fully participate in the work of a choir and also participate in 14 academic hours of individual lessons.
Independent work
Students will train their skills practicing individually various musical scores. Those who have chosen individual conducting lessons will personally practice the skills of sight reading of the scores of the given repertoire.
Learning outcomes in the course
In choir performances the students will sing their choral parts as musically well prepared as possible. Material of individual lessons will be tested separately.
Assessment methods
Oral examination
Raul Talmar
Study literature
Teaching Band and Orchestra: Methods and Materials by Lynn G. Cooper (Hardcover – Apr. 1, 2004)
The Conductor As Leader: Principles of Leadership Applied to Life on the Podium by Ramona M. Wis (Hardcover – June 30, 2007)
Steven E. Plank; Choral performance: The Guide to Historical Practice (2004)
Additional information
Students are able to take this course as a freely chosen subject outside of their curriculum as well.