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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)  Note: Students may take MUEN 1121 and MUEN 1122 for a combined total of no more than 8 credit hours.

 

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)  Note: Students may take MUEN 1121 and MUEN 1122 for a combined total of no more than 8 credit hours.

 

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)  Note: Students may take MUEN 1131, MUEN 1132, MUEN 1133, MUEN 1134, MUEN 1135, MUEN 1136, MUEN 1137, MUEN 1138, MUEN 1139, and MUEN 1140 for a combined total of no more than 8 credit hours.

 

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)  Note: Students may take MUEN 1131, MUEN 1132, MUEN 1133, MUEN 1134, MUEN 1135, MUEN 1136, MUEN 1137, MUEN 1138, MUEN 1139, and MUEN 1140 for a combined total of no more than 8 credit hours.

 

MUEN  1133  Woodwind 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 woodwinds performs traditional classical repertoire. Lab required. Prerequisite: Audition. 1 credit hour. (A)  Note: Students may take MUEN 1131, MUEN 1132, MUEN 1133, MUEN 1134, MUEN 1135, MUEN 1136, MUEN 1137, MUEN 1138, MUEN 1139, and MUEN 1140 for a combined total of no more than 8 credit hours.

 

MUEN  1134  Brass 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 brass players perform traditional classical repertoire. Lab required. Prerequisite: Audition. 1 credit hour. (A)  Note: Students may take MUEN 1131, MUEN 1132, MUEN 1133, MUEN 1134, MUEN 1135, MUEN 1136, MUEN 1137, MUEN 1138, MUEN 1139, and MUEN 1140 for a combined total of no more than 8 credit hours.

 

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)  Note: Students may take MUEN 1131, MUEN 1132, MUEN 1133, MUEN 1134, MUEN 1135, MUEN 1136, MUEN 1137, MUEN 1138, MUEN 1139, and MUEN 1140 for a combined total of no more than 8 credit hours.

 

MUEN  1136  Chamber Ensemble
Example of small instrumental ensembles may include but are not limited to wind, string, percussion, piano, and mixed ensembles in various styles. Students participate in weekly rehearsals and perform on scheduled concerts. Basic instrumental proficiency is required.  Lab required. Prerequisite: Audition. 1 credit hour. (A)
Note: Students may take MUEN 1131, MUEN 1132, MUEN 1133, MUEN 1134, MUEN 1135, MUEN 1136, MUEN 1137, MUEN 1138, MUEN 1139, and MUEN 1140 for a combined total of no more than 8 credit hours.

 

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)  Note: Students may take MUEN 1131, MUEN 1132, MUEN 1133, MUEN 1134, MUEN 1135, MUEN 1136, MUEN 1137, MUEN 1138, MUEN 1139, and MUEN 1140 for a combined total of no more than 8 credit hours.

 

MUEN  1138  Percussion 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 percussion players performs jazz and traditional repertoire. Lab required. Prerequisite:  Audition. 1 credit hour. (A)  Note: Students may take MUEN 1131, MUEN 1132, MUEN 1133, MUEN 1134, MUEN 1135, MUEN 1136, MUEN 1137, MUEN 1138, MUEN 1139, and MUEN 1140 for a combined total of no more than 8 credit hours.

 

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)  Note: Students may take MUEN 1131, MUEN 1132, MUEN 1133, MUEN 1134, MUEN 1135, MUEN 1136, MUEN 1137, MUEN 1138, MUEN 1139, and MUEN 1140 for a combined total of no more than 8 credit hours.

 

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)  Note: Students may take MUEN 1131, MUEN 1132, MUEN 1133, MUEN 1134, MUEN 1135, MUEN 1136, MUEN 1137, MUEN 1138, MUEN 1139, and MUEN 1140 for a combined total of no more than 8 credit hours.

 

MUEN  1141  Collin Chorale
Any large chorale ensemble. Additionally, this mixed choral ensemble studies and performs a wide variety of music representing the choral literature. This ensemble may have several performances each semester. This group may have an annual tour and open to all interested students. Lab required. Prerequisite:  Consent of Instructor. 1 credit hour. (A)  Note: Student may take MUEN 1141 and MUEN 1142 for a combined total of no more than 8 credit hours.

 

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)  Note: Student may take MUEN 1141 and MUEN 1142 for a combined total of no more than 8 credit hours.

 

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) Note: Student may take MUEN 1151, MUEN 1152, MUEN 1153, and MUEN 1154 for a combined total of no more than 8 credit hours.

 

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) Note: Student may take MUEN 1151, MUEN 1152, MUEN 1153, and MUEN 1154 for a combined total of no more than 8 credit hours.

 

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) Note: Student may take MUEN 1151, MUEN 1152, MUEN 1153, and MUEN 1154 for a combined total of no more than 8 credit hours.

 

MUEN  1154  Musical Theatre Ensemble
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 of musical theatre through performances of scenes and small-scale productions.  Emphasis is placed on the musical and dramatic qualities of performance, preparation of character, and aspects of language diction from the selected production.  Lab required.  Prerequisite: Audition.  1 credit hour.  (A)

Note: Students may take MUEN 1151, MUEN 1152, MUEN 1153, and MUEN 1154 for a combined total of no more than 8 credit hours.

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