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Applied Music: Ensembles

Music ensembles are available to the entire student body and may be repeated for credit. Students majoring in music must participate in at least one ensemble during each semester in which they are enrolled in 6 or more credit hours.

MUS 1511 Concert Chorale 1 Credit
A non-auditioned chorale ensemble that performs musical literature of various styles appropriate for a large mixed group. Emphasis will be on developing healthy vocal technique, ensemble skills and performance practice knowledge. Students will be required to purchase performance apparel. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 1521 Variations 1 Credit
A select choral ensemble that specializes in performing literature of many different styles appropriate for a small chamber group. Emphasis will be on ensemble skills, musicality and expertise in various choral performance practices. Membership is by audition only. Students will be required to purchase performance apparel. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor

MUS 1540 Jazz Band 1 Credit
Ensemble experience for those students who are proficient in a brass, woodwind or keyboard instrument; guitar; or trap set. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor

*MUS 1545 Bluegrass Ensemble 1 Credit
This ensemble is designed for instrumental players and vocalists in the bluegrass genre. Opportunities also are provided for students who play or double on a second instrument. The course may be repeated for credit.

MUS 1555 Guitar Ensemble 1 Credit
This ensemble is open to guitar players but might include some doubling on secondary instruments by the ensemble members. The course may be repeated for credit.

MUS 1565 Brass Ensemble 1 Credit
This ensemble is open to brass players only. The course may be repeated for credit.

MUS 1575 Instrumental Ensemble 1 Credit
This ensemble is open to players from all families of instruments particularly woodwinds and strings. The group performs music from the standard classical and popular literature as well as pieces from the Celtic tradition. The course may be repeated for credit.

MUS 1585 Harp Ensemble 1 Credit
This ensemble is open to harp players of various levels of ability. Students must provide harp of any size and must have music reading skills. The course may be repeated for credit.

*MUS 1595 Percussion Ensemble 1 Credit
This ensemble is designed for players of percussion instruments. Opportunities also are provided for students who play or double on a second instrument. The course may be repeated for credit.

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