Courses

Here's the full, searchable list of music courses. Use the two submenus to search by Course Rotation or  Semester.

An outgrowth of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the Percussion Ensemble performs a mixture of historically relevant repertoire as well as pieces of the modern repertory. The ensemble affords its members the chance to cultivate sensitive chamber music skills and to explore performance techniques on all the various percussion instruments. May be repeated for credit.

Rehearsal and performance of literature from the Latin diaspora, focusing on the music of the Carribean and South America. May be repeated for credit.

A continuation of MUS 289. Advanced chord-scale and chord substitution techniques for improvising on functional chord progressions.

An 18-20 piece Big Band that performs the best literature from the traditional Swing Era to the present day. May be repeated for credit.

Rehearsal and performance of literature in traditional and contemporary jazz idioms. Repertory includes original arrangements especially designed for the ensemble by music faculty and students. May be repeated for credit.

Continuation of MUS 292.

CIP involves students in basic community problems, performing such tasks as tutoring, coaching, and performing for hospitals and schools. Students taking CIP through the Music Department must arrange for supervision by a Music Department advisor. Students in the Music Education concentration must see their advisor about special requirements. Cr/NC only. May be repeated for credit.

Topic differs each semester. Cr/NC only. May be repeated for credit.

Philosophy, concepts, and materials for music teaching in the classroom. The structure, nature, and function of music in children's lives.

An introduction to the basics of conducting with an emphasis on conducting patterns, baton technique, and the development of effective rehearsal procedures common to instrumental and vocal ensembles.

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