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Music (MUSE)

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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. Music majors: refer to the Department of Music section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for specific large-ensemble requirements. Prerequisite: consent of the conductor.

2102, 4102 WIND ENSEMBLE By audition. Music majors: refer to the Department of Music section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for specific large-ensemble requirements. Prerequisite: consent of the conductor.

2103, 4103 SYMPHONIC BAND/CONCERT BAND By audition. Music majors: refer to the Department of Music section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for specific large-ensemble requirements. Prerequisite: consent of the conductor.

2104, 4104 JAZZ ENSEMBLE Open to all students via auditions during the first week of classes. Music in varied jazz styles will be rehearsed and performed during the semester.

2105, 4105 WOODWIND CHAMBER* Introduces students to repertoire of small instrumental ensembles, along with ensemble playing, interpretation, rehearsing, and coaching techniques. Selected chamber music, appropriate to performance levels of participants, is used. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor.

2106, 4106 BRASS CHAMBER* Introduces students to repertoire of small instrumental ensembles, along with ensemble playing, interpretation, rehearsing, and coaching techniques. Selected chamber music, appropriate to performance levels of participants, is used. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor.

2107, 4107 TRADITIONAL JAZZ BAND Open to all students via auditions during the first week of classes. The ensemble rehearses and performs varied repertoire including early jazz (New Orleans, Hot Jazz, Chicago, etc.) and the precursors to early jazz (ragtime, minstrelsy, etc.).

2109, 4109 BRASS CHOIR A select ensemble of brass and percussion players. 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.

2110, 4110 CONCERT 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. Music majors: refer to the Department of Music section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for specific large-ensemble requirements. Prerequisite: audition for the conductor.

2111, 4111 UNIVERSITY CHORUS Choral singing group open to all students. 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. Music majors: refer to the Department of Music section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for specific large-ensemble requirements. Prerequisite: consent of the conductor.

2112, 4112 OPERA 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.

2113, 4113 CHAMBER SINGERS Open to all undergraduate students, by audition only. Performs choral literature from all eras and serves to acquaint singers with a myriad of vocal styles and forms. Presented through bi-weekly rehearsals. Prerequisite: Audition for the conductor and currently be enrolled in MUSE 2110/4110 Concert Choir.

2120, 4120 UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY By audition. Music majors: refer to the Department of Music section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for specific large-ensemble requirements. Prerequisite: consent of the conductor.

2121, 4121 STRING CHAMBER* Introduces students to repertoire of small instrumental ensembles, along with ensemble playing, interpretation, rehearsing, and coaching techniques. Selected chamber music, appropriate to performance levels of participants, is used. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor.

2130, 4130 PERCUSSION/STEEL BAND CHAMBER* Introduces students to repertoire of small instrumental ensembles, along with ensemble playing, interpretation, rehearsing, and coaching techniques. Selected chamber music, appropriate to performance levels of participants, is used. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor.

2140, 4140 ACCOMPANYING Three hours per week of studio accompanying. Music majors: refer to the Department of Music section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for specific large-ensemble requirements. Prerequisite: consent of the conductor.

2141, 4141 PIANO CHAMBER* Introduces students to repertoire of small keyboard ensembles, along with ensemble playing, interpretation, rehearsing, and coaching techniques. Small groups rehearse two hours per week before coaching with the instructor. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor.

*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.