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[1] Courses in Music - Ensemble

Note: The 2000-level courses are for freshmen and sophomores and may be repeated for credit four times. The 4000-
level courses are for juniors and seniors and may be repeated for credit four times.

2101, 4101 MARCHING BAND By audition. Official band for all school athletic events. Fulfills large ensemble
requirement for music majors. Prerequisite: Consent of the conductor. Fall.

2102, 4102 WIND ENSEMBLE By audition. Fulfills large ensemble requirement for music majors. Prerequisite:
Consent of the conductor. Spring.

2103, 4103 SYMPHONIC BAND/CONCERT BAND By audition. Fulfills large ensemble requirement for music
majors. Prerequisite: Consent of the conductor. Spring.

2111, 4111 UNIVERSITY CHORUS Choral singing group open to all non-majors as an elective. Performs a variety
of choral literature for all eras and serves to acquaint the singers with many vocal styles and forms and is presented
through rehearsals twice weekly. Fulfills large ensemble requirement for music majors. Prerequisite: Consent of the
conductor. Fall, spring.

2110, 4110 CONCERT/CHAMBER CHOIR Open to all students, by audition only. Performs choral literature from
all eras and serves to acquaint all singers with the myriad of vocal styles and forms and is presented through daily
rehearsals. Fulfills large ensemble requirement for music majors. Prerequisite: Audition for the conductor. Fall, spring.

2109, 4109 BRASS CHOIR A select ensemble of brass and percussion players available to BM scholarship students
as a small ensemble requirement. Open to all other students as a small ensemble elective. Presents concerts each
semester. A wide range of repertoire is explored, including transcriptions and original compositions from the
Renaissance to the twentieth century. Emphasis is placed on the lyrical aspects of brass performance. Prerequisite:
Approval of instructor. Fall, spring.

2104, 4104 JAZZ ENSEMBLE A select ensemble of performers available to BM scholarship students as a small
ensemble requirement. Open to all students as a small ensemble elective via auditions during the first week of classes.
Music in varied jazz styles will be rehearsed and performed during the semester. Fall, spring.

2107, 4107 DIXIELAND BAND A select ensemble of performers available to BM scholarship students as a small
ensemble requirement. Open to all students as a small ensemble elective via auditions during the first week of classes.
Music in varied jazz styles will be rehearsed and performed during the semester. Fall, spring.

2105, 4105 WOODWIND CHAMBER*

2106, 4106 BRASS CHAMBER*

2121, 4121 STRING CHAMBER*

2130, 4130 PERCUSSION/STEEL BAND CHAMBER*

2141, 4141 PIANO CHAMBER*

*Small ensemble requirement for all music scholarship students beyond their first semester of study. Available by
audition to other BM performance majors as an elective. Introduces students to repertoire of small keyboard, vocal,
and instrumental ensembles, along with ensemble playing, interpretation, rehearsing, and coaching techniques. Selected
chamber music, appropriate to performance levels of participants, is used. Small groups will rehearse two hours per
week before coaching with the instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Fall, spring.

2120, 4120 UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY Large ensemble requirement for all BM string majors and minors. Also
open as a large ensemble elective for other string, woodwind, brass, and percussion players who qualify by audition.
Rehearses five hours per week. Specific rehearsal schedule is rotated with the Conway Symphony Orchestra. Fall,
spring.

2140, 4140 ACCOMPANYING Small ensemble requirement for all BM performance keyboard majors and BM
education piano emphasis majors who are on scholarship. Open as a small ensemble elective to all other keyboard
students with the consent of the professor. Three hours per week of studio accompanying. Fall, spring.

2112, 4112 OPERA Small ensemble requirement for all BM performance vocal majors on scholarship. Available as a
small ensemble elective to all other vocal students, majors and non-majors. Introduces students to the media of opera
by preparing a complete opera or several opera scenes. Teaches students how to prepare a musical role from both the
musical and acting perspectives. Aids in the development of stage techniques that a student can use both as a
performer and as a music educator. Taught as a workshop culminating in a public production with orchestra when
possible. Prerequisite: Discretion of the professor and the voice teacher of the student. Fall, spring.

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