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In numbering ensemble courses, the first digit, numeral 1, is used for freshman and sophomore level courses, the numeral 3 for junior and senior-level courses.

MUS 1301
OPERA WORKSHOP

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor The course of study will involve selected scenes from standard opera literature prepared for dramatic presentation. Research will be required pertaining to the historical setting, appropriate costumes, and mannerisms of the period being studied. Staging techniques and set building will be included as deemed necessary to each presentation.


MUS 1311
JAZZ ENSEMBLE

Membership selected by audition. Study and performance of big band jazz styles from the 1930's to present.


MUS 1501
BAND

Open to students who can satisfy audition requirements. Marching Band, fall semester, or permission of instructor is a prerequisite for Concert Band, spring semester. Fall semester stresses marching band. Spring semester stresses symphonic and concert bands in the study and performance of quality literature.


MUS 1511
BRASS CHOIR

Membership selected by audition. Study and performance of representative brass literature. Rehearsal 3 hours weekly.


MUS 1521
WOODWIND ENSEMBLES

Open to all students. Membership selected by audition. Two hours weekly.


MUS 1531
BRASS ENSEMBLES

Open to all students. Membership selected by audition. Two hours weekly.


MUS 1541
PERCUSSION ENSEMBLES

Open to all students. Membership selected by audition. Two hours weekly.


MUS 1551
STRING ENSEMBLES

Open to all students. Membership selected by audition. Two hours weekly.


MUS 1571
UNIVERSITY CHOIR

Open to all students. A select vocal group of approximately sixty members selected by audition. Study and performance of choral literature of all periods.


MUS 1581
CHAMBER CHOIR

Open to all students by audition. A select choral ensemble of approximately sixteen voices specializing in the performance of chamber choral music from all historical periods. Note: Two or three concerts are presented on campus each semester. Off-campus performances include tours and public relations functions for the university.


MUS 1591
SM VOCAL ENSEMBLES

As needed. Open to all students. Participation in the various ensemble groups such as trios and quartets: study of selected music literature. Membership selected by audition. Two hours weekly.


MUS 1611
MUSIC THEATRE WORKSHOP

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor Selected songs from standard musical theatre literature will be prepared for public performance with an emphasis on popular professional performance techniques. Note: Credit will be given for one leading part or for a series of supporting parts. Two hours weekly.


MUS 1621
MUSIC THEATRE PRACTICUM

Offered: As needed Prerequisite: Permission of instructor Credit will be given for participation that results in a public performance of a major production. Vocal, instrumental, and/or audiovisual technological participation will be accepted. A minimum of 28 hours participation is required.


MUS 1671
UNIV-COMMUNITY CHOIR

Evening rehearsals. Open to all students and other interested persons. Assignments made on the basis of voice classification. Study and performance of choral literature of all historical periods. One and one half hours weekly.


MUS 1681
CONCERT CHORALE

Open to all students by audition. A select choral ensemble of choral music from all historical periods. Two or three major concerts are presented each semester.


MUS 3301
OPERA WORKSHOP

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor The course of study will involve selected scenes from standard opera literature prepared for dramatic presentation. Research will be required pertaining to the historical setting, appropriate costumes, and mannerisms of the period being studied. Staging techniques and set building will be included as deemed necessary to each presentation.


MUS 3311
JAZZ ENSEMBLE

Membership selected by audition. Study and performance of big band jazz styles from the 1930's to present.


MUS 3501
BAND

Open to students who can satisfy audition requirements. Marching Band, fall semester, or permission of instructor is a prerequisite for Concert Band, spring semester. Fall semester stresses marching band. Spring semester stresses symphonic and concert bands in the study and performance of quality literature.


MUS 3511
BRASS CHOIR

Membership selected by audition. Study and performance of representative brass literature. Rehearsal 3 hours weekly.


MUS 3521
WOODWIND ENSEMBLES

Open to all students. Membership selected by audition. Two hours weekly.


MUS 3531
BRASS ENSEMBLES

Open to all students. Membership selected by audition. Two hours weekly.


MUS 3541
PERCUSSION ENSEMBLES

Open to all students. Membership selected by audition. Two hours weekly.


MUS 3551
STRING ENSEMBLES

Open to all students. Membership selected by audition. Two hours weekly.


MUS 3571
UNIVERSITY CHOIR

Open to all students. A select vocal group of approximately sixty members selected by audition. Study and performance of choral literature of all periods.


MUS 3581
CHAMBER CHOIR

Open to all students by audition. A select choral ensemble of approximately sixteen voices specializing in the performance of chamber choral music from all historical periods. Two or three concerts are presented on campus each semester. Off-campus performances include tours and public relations functions for the university.


MUS 3591
SM VOCAL ENSEMBLES

As needed. Open to all students. Participation in the various ensemble groups such as trios and quartets: study of selected music literature. Membership selected by audition. Two hours weekly.


MUS 3611
MUSIC THEATRE WORKSHOP

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor Selected songs from standard musical theatre literature will be prepared for public performance with an emphasis on popular professional performance techniques. Note: Credit will be given for one leading part or for a series of supporting parts. Two hours weekly.


MUS 3621
MUSIC THEATRE PRACTICUM

Offered: As needed Prerequisite: Permission of instructor Credit will be given for participation that results in a public performance of a major production. Vocal, instrumental, and/or audiovisual technological participation will be accepted. A minimum of 28 hours participation is required.


MUS 3671
UNIV-COMMUNITY CHOIR

Evening rehearsals. Open to all students and other interested persons. Assignments made on the basis of voice classification. Study and performance of choral literature of all historical periods. One and one half hours weekly.


MUS 3681
CONCERT CHORALE

Open to all students by audition. A select choral ensemble of choral music from all historical periods. Two or three major concerts are presented each semester.


MUS 4581
VOCAL ENSEMBLES

As needed. Membership selected by audition. Study and performance of representative vocal literature. Ensembles may be small ensembles such as trios or quartets, or may be large ensembles such as choir or chamber choir. Six hours weekly.


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