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Ensemble Performance Studies†(MUEP)

Music Ensemble requirement is met by participation in one of six large performing ensembles:† Concert Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Menís Glee Club, Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra, and Womenís Chorale. Jazz Ensemble will fulfill up to two hours (four semesters) of the music ensemble requirement.† Special circumstances may require adjustments in the music ensemble requirement. These may occur on the recommendation of the appropriate Area Chair, the Music Ensemble Faculty, and the approval of the Director of Performance Studies.

Degree Program

Music Ensemble Requirement

Bachelor of Music-Instrumental Performance

Eight semesters on principal instrument

Bachelor of Music-Keyboard Performance

Eight semesters (Up to two semesters of the ensemble requirement may be met by Opera Music Theater (MUEP 356, 357) as accompanist or Recital Accompaniment (MUEP 321, 322).

Bachelor of Music-Vocal Performance

Eight semesters in choral ensemble (Adjustments in the requirement may occur on the recommendation of the Voice Area Chair, the Choral Faculty, and the Performance Coordinator.)

Bachelor of Music in Composition, Music History and Literature, Elective Studies in an Outside Field, Emphasis in a Music-Related Field

Eight semesters on principal instrument

Bachelor of Music with Elective Studies in Theater

Each case will be examined individually to allow participation in Theater Workout.

Bachelor of Music Education

Eight semesters (BME students must participate on principal instrument for two years but are allowed to transfer from one music ensemble to another after two years. The Music Education degree allows for exemption from the music ensemble during the student teacher semester if scheduling constraints and workload mandate it.)

Bachelor of Arts

Four semesters (two academic school years)

 

MUEP 213. Women's Chorale. Open to all female students by audition. A performance ensemble engaging in and exploring choral literature for womenís voices; performance experiences in diverse venues on and off campus. Graded pass/fail. (1 credit per year. Students register for 0 credits for fall semester and 1 credit for spring semester.)

MUEP 214. Men's Glee Club. Open to all male students by audition. A performance ensemble engaging in and exploring choral literature for menís voices; performance experiences in diverse venues on and off campus. Graded pass/fail. (1 credit per year. Students register for 0 credits for fall semester and 1 credit for spring semester.)

MUEP 215. Concert Choir. Open to all students by audition. A performance ensemble serving the undergraduate music curriculum with performance of choral literature of all musical styles and traditions; performance experiences in diverse venues on and off campus. Graded pass/fail. (1 credit per year. Students register for 0 credits for fall semester and 1 credit for spring semester.)

MUEP 216. Symphonic Band. Open to all students by audition. A performance ensemble engaging in and exploring band music; performance experiences in diverse venues on and off campus. Graded pass/fail. (1 credit per year. Students register for 0 credits for fall semester and 1 credit for spring semester.)

MUEP 217. Symphony Orchestra. Open to all students by audition. A performance ensemble engaging in and exploring orchestral music from the 18th century to the present; performance experiences in diverse venues on and off campus. Graded pass/fail. (1 credit per year. Students register for 0 credits for fall semester and 1 credit for spring semester.)

MUEP 218. Jazz Ensemble. Open to all students by audition. For music majors, will fulfill up to two hours (four semesters) of large ensemble requirement. Graded pass/fail. (1 credit per year. Students register for 0 credits for fall semester and 1 credit for spring semester. Exceptions will be handled administratively.)

MUEP 219. Recital and Concert Attendance. Required of all music majors and minors. Repeated according to the requirements set forth in the Conservatory Handbook. Graded pass/fail. F, S (0)

MUEP 261. Opera Orchestra. Instrumentalists accompany the Opera Music Theater II production at the beginning of Spring semester. Corequisite: MUEP 213 to 218 (0)

MUEP 311-312. Studio Accompaniment. Practical experience playing for lessons, related solo classes, general recitals, and juries with a variety of students and applied faculty. Prerequisite MUMS 313. 2-hour maximum for MUEP 311-312, 321-322 per academic year. May be repeated. (1-2, lin)

MUEP 321-322. Recital Accompaniment. Practical experience preparing and performing recitals with various instruments/voices. Prerequisite MUMS 313, MUEP 311-312, or permission of instructor. 2-hour maximum for MUEP 311-312, 321-322 per academic year. May be repeated. (1-2, lin)

MUEP 356. Opera Music Theater I. Acting and improvisation for the singing actor. Includes basic stage movement and scene study. Offered each spring. Repetition encouraged. (2, lin)

MUEP 357. Opera Music Theater II Workshop. A fully staged opera music theater production. Offered each fall. Includes short tours and run out performances where appropriate. Auditioned in the previous spring. Prerequisite MUEP 356 (or consent of instructor). Repetition encouraged. (2, lin)

MUEP 358. Jazz Combo. Trios, quartets, quintets, vocal or instrumental; emphasis on improvisation. May be repeated. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. (1, lin)

MUEP 371. Chamber Music. Performance opportunities in a variety of traditional and non-traditional instrumental combinations and media. Attention is given to the preparation of selected works, with an emphasis on public performance. Any course may be repeated. (0-1, lin)

 

371-1. Chamber Music: Strings

371-4. Percussion Ensemble

 

371-2. Chamber Music: Winds

371-5. Piano Ensemble

 

371-3. Chamber Music: Brass

371-7. Mixed Ensemble

MUEP 456. Advanced Scene Study. Advanced acting and improvisation for the singing actor. This course will guide students in the development and performance of advanced operatic repertoire. †Meets requirement for one credit of chamber music.† Prerequisites: MUEP 356 and 357 (1, lin)

Revision Date:† June 1, 2013

 

 

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