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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 1301,3301: 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 1311,3311: Jazz Ensemble

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

MUS 1501,3501: 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 1511,3511: Brass Choir

Membership selected by audition. Study and performance of representative brass literature.

Rehearsal 3 hours weekly.

MUS 1521,3521: 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 1611,3611: 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 1621,3621: 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 1631,3631: Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Prerequisite: Audition

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble is the premiere wind-performing ensemble at Arkansas Tech University performing a balanced mix of traditional and new repertoire. Emphasis is placed on the highest artistic standards, professionalism in performance excellence while offering pedagogy for the advanced musician.

Membership is determined by an annual audition and is open to all majors.

MUS 1681,3681: 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 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.

Note: Two or three concerts are presented on campus each semester. Off-campus performances include tours and public relations functions for the university.