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MUS 197 - Wind Ensemble

Credits: 1
Contact Hours: 3
Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

College Level Prerequisites: None
Description: The college Wind Ensemble studies and performs works from all periods of music, appropriate to the instrumentation of the ensemble. MUS 197 is required of music majors whose primary instrument is woodwind, brass, or percussion. Non-music majors are encouraged to play in the ensemble but an audition will be required. Skills taught include basic executive skills on the instrument (hand position, breathing, pulse recognition) intonation balance and blend. Students will also study theoretical concepts of the literature within the rehearsal. Literature studied within the context of the rehearsal and performance will be representative of the comparable ensemble at a senior institution. The ensemble will perform 2-3 times a semester. Grading is based both on attendance, punctuality at rehearsals, concerts and demonstrated mastery of the music being studied. Recommended Skills: Ability to read music, Significant playing proficiency skills for wind and percussion students, and Functional knowledge of music theory, ability to sing, fundamental ability to achieve an idiomatic tone on their instrument.

Department Consent: Instructor Consent
General Education Distribution Category Met: None

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