Music Ensemble (MUEN)

MUEN 1110. Keyboard Skills & Collab Techn. 1 Hour.

(SH Prior Course ID: ENS 110); Students are provided the training necessary for pianists to work as collaborators with vocalists and instrumentalists. Emphasis is placed on efficient learning techniques, culminating in a live performance.

MUEN 1111. Choral Ensemble. 1 Hour.

(SH Prior Course ID: ENS 111); Students are provided excellent training in choral singing and experience in rehearsal techniques, understanding of choral repertoire and training in performance practices. The course deals with proper tone production, phrasing and musical performance.

MUEN 1115. Jazz Band. 1 Hour.

(SH Prior Course ID: ENS 115); Students focus on the musical and technical aspects of performing with a jazz ensemble. The course includes rehearsals and at least two live performances per semester.

MUEN 1116. Band. 1 Hour.

(SH Prior Course ID: ENS 116); The course is for students who have performed in marching bands in high school and want to continue that experience at the university level. Students perform intricate marching drills and play stunning, powerful music specifically writing for the BearKat Marching Band. The Band performs for football games and other major events.

MUEN 1117. Orchestra. 1 Hour.

(SH Prior Course ID: ENS 117); This course is a performance based experience for students playing string, woodwind, brass or percussion instruments. The course emphasizes music of the major periods of music written for the symphony orchestra.

MUEN 1118. Chamber Music. 1 Hour.

(SH Prior Course ID: ENS 118); Students develop and refine rehearsal skills, ensemble techniques, listening and interpretive skills through the preparation of chamber music. Student chamber groups work with a coach on a weekly basis and participate in a live performance.

MUEN 1119. Opera Workshop. 1 Hour.

(SH Prior Course ID: ENS 119); Students examine the technical and practical applications of participating and performing in an opera production. The main focus is on developing proper vocal technique and using proper vocal production skills to perform areas and scenes from operas.

MUEN 2116. Wind Ensemble. 1 Hour.

(SH Prior Course ID: ENS 216); This course is for advanced woodwind, brass and percussion player. The music is demanding and exciting. The ensemble plays a wide variety of music for the wind ensemble.

MUEN 2159. Production Workshop. 1 Hour.

(SH Prior Course ID: ENS 219); Students focus on production values (lighting, staging, costumes, make up) associated with producing concerts, recitals, shows and special events.

MUEN 3110. Collaborative Piano Chambr Mus. 1 Hour.

(SH Prior Course ID: ENS 310); This course offers training and experience for skilled piano players who need to learn the art of accompanying in the chamber music setting.

MUEN 3111. Choral Ensemble. 1 Hour.

(SH Prior Course ID: ENS 311); Students are provded excellent training in choral singing and experience in rehearsal techniques, understanding of choral repertoire, and training in performance practices. The course deals with proper tone production, phrasing, and musical performance.

MUEN 3112. Musical Theatre Ensemble. 1 Hour.

(Prior SH course id: ENS 312); Students focus on the musical and technical aspects of performing in a Broadway/Musical Theatre chorus. Score study is addressed. The course includes rehearsals and two live performances each semester.

MUEN 3115. Jazz Band. 1 Hour.

(SH Prior Course ID: ENS 315); Students focus on the musical and technical aspects of performing with a jazz ensemble. The course includes rehearsals and at least two live performances per semester.

MUEN 3116. Band. 1 Hour.

(SH Prior Course ID: ENS 316); The course is for students who have performed in marching bands in high school and want to continue that experience at the university level. Students perform intricate marching drills and play stunning, powerful music specifically writing for the BearKat Marching Band. The Band performs for football games and other major events.

MUEN 3117. Orchestra. 1 Hour.

(SH Prior Course ID: ENS 317); This course is a performance based experience for students playing string, woodwind, brass or percussion instruments. The course emphasizes music of the major periods of music written for the symphony orchestra.

MUEN 3118. Chamber Music. 1 Hour.

(SH Prior Course ID: ENS 318); Students develop and refine rehearsal skills, ensemble techniques, listening and interpretive skills through the preparation of chamber music. Student chamber groups work with a coach on a weekly basis and participate in a live performance.
Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of the instructor.

MUEN 3119. Opera Workshop. 1 Hour.

(SH Prior Course ID: ENS 319); Students examine the technical and practical applications of participating and performing in an opera production. The course includes rehearsals and a live performance of opera scenes.
Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor.

MUEN 4116. Wind Ensemble. 1 Hour.

(SH Prior Course ID: ENS 416); This course is for advanced woodwind, brass and percussion player. The music is demanding and exciting. The ensemble plays a wide variety of music for the wind ensemble.