Open to saxophonists, trombonists, trumpeters, percussionists, guitarists, bassists and pianists regardless of academic major. The ensemble involves study, rehearsal, and performance of selected literature of all styles and more specifically explores a variety of big-band, jazz, jazz-rock, Latin, funk and other styles of jazz music. The jazz ensemble works with a variety of soloists from vocalists to instrumentalists.
Open to all students and members of the community who can play an appropriate orchestral instrument, space permitting. This course is designed to present the study and performance of orchestral literature appropriate to the ability of its members.
The Wind Ensemble is a group of wind and percussion students performing the highest quality literature for the wind band medium in order to develop individual aesthetic sensitivity and awareness. Emphasis is on the development of individual and ensemble musicianship and performance skills through the study of diverse and fine literature for wind instruments.
Open to students who have sufficient musical background and vocal quality to merit individual instruction. The principles of proper vocal production are stressed, with later emphasis upon solo repertoire in English, Italian, German, and French.
An introduction to Western music, the music of other cultures and styles of popular music. Students are encouraged to develop their own perspectives, talents, listening/critical skills, and appreciation for the musical interests of others.
One credit hour equals one half-hour private piano lesson per week. Two credit hours equal one one-hour private lesson per week. Students must consult with instructor for lesson placement during the first week of classes.