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Collin College Music Ensembles

Ensembles available Fall 2017

 

Auditions will be held on August 22, 2017 at the Spring Creek Campus. Check back here for more information.

 
 
 
MUEN 1121 - Jazz Lab Band
Examples of major instrumental ensembles may include but are not limited to concert band, marching band, collaborative piano, jazz band, and orchestra. Additionally, 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. Lab required. Prerequisite: Audition. 1 credit hour. (A)
 
MUEN 1122 - Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Examples of major instrumental ensembles may include but are not limited to concert band, marching band, collaborative piano, jazz band, and orchestra. Additionally, study and performance of traditional and contemporary symphonic wind literature. Students participate in weekly rehearsals and perform on scheduled concerts. Basic instrumental proficiency is required. Lab required. Prerequisite: Audition. 1 credit hour. (A)
 
MUEN 1131 - New Music Ensemble
Examples of small instrumental ensembles may include but are not limited to wind, string, percussion, piano, and mixed ensembles in various styles. Additionally, performs experimental, avant garde, electronic, and contemporary music for mixed media ensemble including compositions by student composers. Lab required. Prerequisite: Audition. 1 credit hour. (A)
 
MUEN 1132 - Keyboard Ensemble
Examples of small instrumental ensembles may include but are not limited to wind, string, percussion, piano, and mixed ensembles in various styles. Additionally, traditional piano literature for multiple performers and arrangements for electronic keyboard ensemble. Several performances each semester. Lab required. Prerequisite: Audition. 1 credit hour. (A)
  
MUEN 1135 - Expressions Combo
Examples of small instrumental ensembles may include but are not limited to wind, string, percussion, piano, and mixed ensembles in various styles. Additionally, expressions Combo is 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. Lab required. Prerequisite: Audition. 1 credit hour. (A)
 
MUEN 1136 - Harp Ensemble
Example of small instrumental ensembles may include but are not limited to wind, string, percussion, piano, and mixed ensembles in various styles. Additionally, 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. Lab required. Prerequisite: Audition. 1 credit hour. (A)
 
MUEN 1137 - Guitar Ensemble
Examples of small instrumental ensembles may include but are not limited to wind, string, percussion, piano, and mixed ensembles in various styles. Additionally, a small group of guitarists performs traditional classical repertoire. Lab required. Prerequisite: Audition. 1 credit hour. (A)
 
MUEN 1139 - String Ensemble
Examples of small instrumental ensembles may include but are not limited to wind, string, percussion, piano, and mixed ensembles in various styles. Additionally, a small group of string players performs traditional classical repertoire. Lab required. Prerequisite: Audition. 1 credit hour. (A)
 
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. Lab required. Prerequisite: Audition or consent of Instructor. 1 credit hour. (A)
 
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. Lab required. Prerequisite: Audition. 1 credit hour. (A)
 
 
MUEN 1151 - A Capella Pop Group
Examples of small vocal ensembles may include but are not limited to glee club, madrigals, opera/musical theater, commercial and folk. Additionally, 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. Lab required. Prerequisite: Audition. 1 credit hour. (A)
 
MUEN 1152 - Opera Theatre Ensemble
Example of small vocal ensembles may include but are not limited to glee club, madrigals, opera/musical theater, commercial, and folk. Additionally, 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. Audition required. Lab required. Prerequisite: Audition. 1 credit hour. (A)
 
 
MUEN 1153 - Chamber Choir
Example of small vocal ensembles may include but are not limited to glee club, madrigals, opera/musical theater, commercial, and folk. Additionally, 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. Lab required. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 1 credit hour. (A)
 


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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