Prerequisites: Audition

Credits: 1 AHS

Hours: 2-0-1

Usually offered: Fall, Spring

For information contact: Diana Dabby

Course description: The Olin Conductorless Orchestra (OCO) — an ensemble, minus conductor — features instru-mentalists in leadership and collaborative roles. Dedicated to orchestral performance in the con-certed spirit of chamber music, the orchestra forges individual participation, active listening, and group-motivation into performances that have established it as the only conductorless orchestra of its kind at an American college. (A student can apply up to 4 OCO credits to the 28 required cred-its in AHSE, or can petition to apply up to 4 OCO credits to the AHS concentration. Any additional credits, i.e., more than 4, earned by a student enrolling in OCO will show up as additional AHS credits, but will not count toward satisfying the requisite 28 credits in AHSE.)

Competencies: qualitative analysis, teamwork, communication, lifelong learning, understanding of context, design, diagnosis