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MUSICAL ORGANIZATIONS (MUO)
 
(Auditions are required for some organizations. Contact the Department of Music for specific information)
Lower division credit is for 1st and 2nd year students. Upper division credit is for 3rd and 4th year students and reflects increased responsibility and leadership within the section and/or ensemble as assigned by the conductor/director. Graduate credit requires assisting the conductor/director with logistics, rehearsals, and presentation of concerts. Each number to be repeated four times for a two-year sequence of the course.
 
MUO 111, 411 Concert Choir ½ or 1 cr
This large University ensemble is open to all majors, and performs the masterpieces of choral literature. Required of all voice majors, and a placement audition is required for all participants.
 
MUO 114, 414 Chamber Singers ½ cr
A small, select ensemble devoted to the performance of vocal chamber music. Audition and instructor permission required.
 
MUO 115, 415 Chorale ½ or 1 cr
The Chorale is the preeminent choral ensemble on campus. Chorale members are chosen through special auditions, and perform in area schools and venues to promote the University and the Department of Music.
 
MUO 116, 416

Opera and Musical Theatre Workshop

½ cr
A performing ensemble dedicated to training students in the fundamentals of stage craft, performance, and production through experience with music for the stage. Standards of opera, operetta, and American musical theater are explored in scene exercises and fully-staged productions on and off campus. Enrollment is open to all students through audition or permission of the instructor.
 
MUO 117, 417

University Symphony Band

½ or 1 cr
A large performing ensemble of woodwind, brass and percussion instrumentalists with an emphasis on wind band literature and live performance. Open to music majors and non-music majors with prior instrumental performance experience in high school or junior college.
 
MUO 118, 418

Woodwind Ensemble

½ cr
The study and performance of literature for all combinations of woodwind instruments.
 
MUO 119, 419

Brass Ensemble

½ cr
The study and performance of literature for all combinations of brass instruments.
 
MUO 120, 420

Percussion Ensemble

½ cr
The study and performance of literature for all combinations of percussion instruments.
 
MUO 121, 421

Jazz Band

½ cr
The ensemble study of jazz with an emphasis on literature and live performance.
 
MUO 122

Basketball Pep Band

1 cr
Performs for USA Basketball games throughout the basketball season. Schedule varies annually.
 
MUO 123, 423 String Ensemble ½ cr
The study and performance of literature for all combinations of string ensembles.
 
MUO 124, 424

Piano Ensemble

½ cr
The study and performance of two-piano and piano-ensemble literature. Required of piano majors.
 
MUO 125, 425

Guitar Ensemble

½ cr
The study and performance of ensemble literature for guitar. Required of guitar majors.
 
MUO 126, 426

Collegium Musicum

½ cr
A performing ensemble dedicated to combined chamber music experience of both vocal and instrumental forces, playing one-to-a-part, and focusing on music written before 1800. Enrollment is open to the entire university community through audition or permission of the co-directors. By virtue of the terms of the attached constitution, members will learn to choose repertoire, budget and raise small funds, develop programs, reserve performance space, organize print material, and explore the dynamics of team production. This team-taught course will also be dedicated to sharing cultural focuses and encouraging the exchange of attitudes shared historically by all people.
 
MUO 127, 427 Wind Ensemble ½ or 1 cr
A select performing ensemble of woodwind, brass and percussion instrumentalists with an emphasis on wind ensemble literature and live performance. Open to music majors and non-majors with prior instrumental performance experience in high school or junior college. Audition or permission of instructor required for participation.
 
MUO 129, 429 Mixed Chamber Ensemble ½ cr
The study and performance of chamber literature for all combinations of instruments and voices.
 
MUO 130, 430 University Marching Band 1 cr
A large performing ensemble of woodwind, brass, percussion instrumentalists, and appropriate auxiliary personnel with an emphasis on live performance for athletic events. Open to music majors and non-music majors with prior instrumental performance experience in high school or junior college.
 
MUO 133, 433 University Orchestra ½ or 1 cr
A large performing ensemble of string, woodwind, brass and percussion instrumentalists with an emphasis on orchestral literature and live performance. Open to music majors and non-music majors with prior instrumental performance experience in high school or junior college. Audition or permission of instructor required for participation.
 
MUO 136, 436 World Music Ensemble ½ cr
The study and performance of world literature for all combinations of instruments with an emphasis on music from non-Western cultures.
 
MUO 138, 438 Flute Choir ½ cr
The study and performance of literature for all combinations of flutes.
 
MUO 139, 439 Trumpet Ensemble ½ cr
The study and performance of literature for all combinations of trumpets.
 
MUO 140, 440 Horn Choir ½ cr
The study and performance of literature for all combinations of horns.
     
MUO 141, 441 Trombone Choir ½ cr
The study and performance of literature for all combinations of trombones.
     
MIO 142, 442 Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble ½ cr
The study and performance of literature for combinations of tubas and euphoium.
     
MUO 143, 443 Brass Choir ½ cr
The study and performance of literature for large brass ensemble.
     
MUO 144, 444 USA Steel Band ½ cr
The study and performance of literature for steel band including the traditional styles of soca and calypso music from the Caribbean. Instructor permission required.
     
MUO 511

University Concert Choir

½ or 1 cr
This large ensemble is open to all majors, and performs the masterpieces of choral literature. Required of all voice majors, and a placement audition is required for all participants.
 
MUO 514 Chamber Singers ½ cr
A small, select ensemble devoted to the performance of vocal chamber music. Audition and instructor permission required.
 
MUO 515 Chorale ½ or 1 cr
The Chorale is the preeminent choral ensemble on campus. Chorale members are chosen through special auditions, and perform in area schools and venues to promote the University and the Department of Music.
 
MUO 516

Opera and Musical Theatre Workshop

½ cr
A performing ensemble dedicated to training students in the fundamentals of stage craft, performance, and production through experience with music for the stage. Standards of opera, operetta, and American musical theater are explored in scene exercises and fully-staged productions on and off campus. Enrollment is open to all students through audition or permission of the instructor.
 
MUO 517

University Symphony Band

½ or 1 cr
A large performing ensemble of woodwind, brass and percussion instrumentalists with an emphasis on wind band literature and live performance. Open to music majors and non-music majors with prior instrumental performance experience in high school or junior college.
 
MUO 518

Woodwind Ensemble

½ cr
The study and performance of literature for all combinations of woodwind instruments.
 
MUO 519 Brass Ensemble ½ cr
The study and performance of literature for all combinations of brass instruments.
 
MUO 520

Percussion Ensemble

½ cr
The study and performance of literature for all combinations of percussion instruments.
 
MUO 521

Jazz Band

½ cr

The ensemble study of jazz with an emphasis on literature and live performance.

 
MUO 523 String Ensemble ½ cr
The study and performance of literature for all combinations of string ensembles.
 
MUO 524 Piano Ensembles ½ cr
The study and performance of two-piano and piano-ensemble literature. Required of piano majors.
 
MUO 525 Guitar Ensemble ½ cr
The study and performance of ensemble literature for guitar. Required of guitar majors.
 
MUO 526 Collegium Musicum ½ cr
A performance ensemble dedicated to combined chamber music experience of both vocal and instrumental forces, playing one-to-a-part, and focusing on music written before 1800. Enrollment is open to the entire university community through audition or permission of the co-directors. By virtue of the terms of the attached constitution, members will learn to choose repertoire, budget and raise small funds, develop programs, reserve performance space, organize print material, and explore the dynamics of team production. This team-taught course will also be dedicated to sharing cultural focuses and encouraging the exchange of attitudes shared historically by all people.
 
MUO 527 Wind Ensemble ½ or 1 cr
A select performing ensemble of woodwind, brass and percussion instrumentalists with an emphasis on wind ensemble literature and live performance. Open to music majors and non-majors with prior instrumental performance experience in high school or junior college. Audition or permission of instructor required for participation.
 
MUO 529 Mixed Chamber Ensemble ½ cr
The study and performance of chamber literature for all combinations of instruments and voices.
 
MUO 530 University Marching Band 1 cr
A large performing ensemble of woodwind, brass, percussion instrumentalists, and appropriate auxiliary personnel with an emphasis on live performance for athletic events. Open to music majors and non-music majors with prior instrumental performance experience in high school or junior college.
 
MUO 533 University Orchestra ½ cr
A large performing ensemble of string, woodwind, brass and percussion instrumentalists with an emphasis on orchestral literature and live performance. Open to music majors and non-music majors with prior instrumental performance experience in high school or junior college. Audition or permission of instructor required for participation.
 
MUO 536 World Music Ensemble ½ cr
The study and performance of world literature for all combinations of instruments with an emphasis on music from non-Western cultures.
 
MUO 538 Flute Choir ½ cr
The study and performance of literature for all combinations of flutes.
 
MUO 539 Trumpet Ensemble ½ cr
The study and performance of literature for all combinations of trumpets.
     
MUO 540 Horn Choir ½ cr
The study and performance of literature for all combinations of horns.
     
MUO 541 Trombone Choir ½ cr
The study and performance of literature for all combinations of trombones.
     
MUO 542 Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble ½ cr
The study and performance of literature for all combinations of tubas and euphonium.
     
MUO 543 Brass Choir ½ cr
The study and performance of literature for large brass ensemble.
 
MUO 544 USA Steel Band ½ cr
The study and performance of literature for steel band including the traditional styles of soca and calypso music from the Caribbean. Instructor permission required.
 
 

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