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Collin College Music Ensembles
Collin College Music Ensembles

Ensembles available Fall 2017

 

Auditions will be held on Monday, August 21, 2017 at the Spring Creek Campus.

Check with individual directors for audition music and requirements:

All Collin College ensembles are "Lab required" courses, meaning, they meet for three contact (aka rehearsal) hours per week and students earn one credit hour.
Prerequisite for most ensembles is an Audition.
 

Large Instrumental Ensembles

MUEN 1121 - Jazz Lab Band
Participation in a large band concentrating on jazz and commercial music performance styles. Consisting of 16-21 instrumentalists and one vocalist, the band performs both traditional and contemporary jazz literature. A number of performances both on and off campus are given each semester.
Contact: Kevin McNerney kmcnerney@collin.edu  
  
MUEN 1122 - Symphonic Wind Ensemble
The Collin College Wind Symphony focuses on the study and performance of traditional and contemporary symphonic wind band literature.  The ensemble is open to all Collin College students with performance experience in concert or marching band settings.  Basic instrumental proficiency is required.  Students participate in weekly rehearsals and perform on scheduled concerts.  No audition is required to enroll in the course, but the director will hear students individually for part assignments.  Students are encouraged to prepare a short solo or etude that demonstrates their strengths.  For more information.
Contact:Dr. Garry Evans gevans@collin.edu
 

Small Instrumental Ensembles:

MUEN 1131 - New Music Ensemble
Performs experimental, avant garde, electronic, and contemporary music for mixed media ensemble including compositions by student composers. No Audition required at this time. 
Contact: Dr. Christopher Morgan cmorgan@collin.edu
 
MUEN 1132 - Keyboard Ensemble
Traditional piano literature for multiple performers and arrangements for electronic keyboard ensemble. Several performances each semester.
Contact: Dr. Brian Allison ballison@collin.edu
  
MUEN 1135 - Expressions Combo
A small ensemble (4-6) of musicians who serve as the rhythm selection for the Expressions Vocal Jazz ensemble. In addition to rehearsing and performing with Expressions, the combo also prepares its own arrangements and performs as an independent ensemble. Typical repertoire includes bebop, Latin, and fusion standards. This ensemble may have several performances each semester. This group may have an annual tour.
Contact: Kathy Morgan kmorgan@collin.edu
  
MUEN 1136 - Harp Ensemble
This is a study and performance of traditional and contemporary symphonic harp ensemble literature. Students participate in weekly rehearsals and perform on scheduled concerts. Basic instrumental proficiency is required.
ContactCindy Horstman chorstman@collin.edu
  
MUEN 1137 - Guitar Ensemble
A small group of guitarists performs traditional classical repertoire.
ContactDr. Fernand Vera fvera@collin.edu
 
MUEN 1139 - String Ensemble
A small group of string players performs traditional classical repertoire.
ContactDr. Alicja Usarek ausarek@collin.edu
 
MUEN 1140 - Jazz Combo
Examples of small instrumental ensembles may include but are not limited to wind, string, percussion, piano, and mixed ensembles in various styles. Additionally, participation in a small jazz ensemble concentrating on jazz and commercial music performance styles. Ensemble consists of 4-9 instrumental / vocal members. Repertoire includes instrumental and vocal music typical of small jazz groups. A number of performances both on and off campus are given each semester.
Contact: Kevin McNerney kmcnerney@collin.edu
 

Small Vocal Ensembles

MUEN 1142 - Expressions Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Any large choral ensemble. Additionally, this group works on a wide variety of jazz styles throughout the year. They also work in conjunction with a jazz combo allowing them to experience solo jazz singing. This select ensemble of 10-16 singers has several performances each semester. This group may have an annual tour.
Contact: Kathy Morgan kmorgan@collin.edu
 
MUEN 1151 - A Capella Pop Group
This is a study and performance of accompanied and a cappella vocal music including contemporary pop and jazz repertoire for various sized groups and voice combinations. There may be several performances on and off campus each semester.
Contact: Kathy Morgan kmorgan@collin.edu
 
MUEN 1152 - Opera Theatre Ensemble
This is a study of opera through performances of scenes and full productions. Emphasis is placed on the musical and dramatic qualities of performance, preparation of character, and aspects of language diction from the selected production.
Contact: Laura Bray lbray@collin.edu
 
MUEN 1153 - Chamber Choir
A select audition-only choir devoted to performance of an eclectic repertory of choral literature for mixed voices (S.A.T.B.). This course will focus on the development of vocal technique, performance practices, and will culminate with several performances throughout the year both on and off campus. This group may have an annual tour. Repertoire consists of advanced collegiate music.
Contact: Kathy Morgan kmorgan@collin.edu
 
 
 
    
 


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Division Office Phone: 972-881-5068
Spring Creek Campus Room K-104

Dr. Garry Evans
Associate Dean
gevans@collin.edu
972-881-5636