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Music Organization

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  • MUO 111
    University Concert Choir
    .5 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 114
    Chamber Singers
    .5 cr

    A small, select ensemble devoted to the performance of vocal chamber music. Audition and instructor permission required.

  • MUO 115
    Chorale
    .5 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
    Opera & Musical Theatre Wkshop
    .5 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. Course is cross-listed with DRA 116. Credit cannot be received for both MUO 116 and DRA 116.

  • MUO 117
    University Symphony Band
    .5 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
    Woodwind Ensemble
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of literature for all combinations of woodwind instruments.

  • MUO 119
    Brass Ensemble
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of literature for all combinations of brass instruments.

  • MUO 120
    Percussion Ensemble
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of literature for all combinations of percussion instruments.

  • MUO 121
    Jazz Band
    .5 cr

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

  • MUO 122
    Basketball Pep Band
    .5 cr

    Performs for USA Basketball Games throughout the basketball season. Schedule varies annually.

  • MUO 123
    String Ensemble
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of literature for all combinations of string instruments.

  • MUO 124
    Piano Ensemble
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of two-piano and piano-ensemble literature. Required of piano majors.

  • MUO 125
    Guitar Ensemble
    .5 cr

    The study and performance for ensemble literature for guitar Required for all guitar majors.

  • MUO 126
    Collegium Musicum
    .5 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 forces and encouraging the exchange of attitudes shared historically by all people.

  • MUO 127
    Wind Ensemble
    .5 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
    Mixed Chamber Ensemble
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of chamber literature for all combinations of instruments and voices.

  • MUO 130
    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 131
    University Winterguard
    .5 OR 1 cr

    A large performing ensemble consisting of appropriate auxiliary personnel (flags, rifles, sabres, etc.) with an emphasis on live performance.

  • MUO 133
    University Orchestra
    .5 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
    World Music Ensemble
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of world literature for all combinations of instruments with an emphasis on music from non-Western cultures.

  • MUO 137
    University Band
    .5 OR 1 cr

    A performing ensemble of woodwind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists with an emphasis on concert band literature and live performance. Open to music majors and non-majors with prior instrumental performance experience in high school, junior college, or at the university level. No audition is required for this ensemble and it is open to the entire campus community as well as faculty and staff.

  • MUO 138
    Flute Choir
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of literature for all combinations of flutes.

  • MUO 139
    Trumpet Ensemble
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of literature for all combinations of trumpets.

  • MUO 140
    Horn Choir
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of literature for all combinations of horns.

  • MUO 141
    Trombone Choir
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of literature for all combinations of trombones.

  • MUO 142
    Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of literature for all combinations of tubas and euphoniums.

  • MUO 143
    Brass Choir
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of literature for large brass ensemble.

  • MUO 144
    USA Steel Band
    .5 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 145
    Clarinet Ensemble
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of literature for all combinations of clarinets.

  • MUO 411
    University Concert Choir
    .5 OR 1 cr

    This large ensemble is open to all majors, and performs the masterpieces of choral literature. Required for all voice majors, and a placement audition is required for all participants.

  • MUO 414
    Chamber Singers
    .5 cr

    A small, select ensemble devoted to the performance of vocal chamber music. Audition and instructor permission required.

  • MUO 415
    Chorale
    .5 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 416
    Opera & Musical Theatre Wkshop
    .5 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. Course is cross-listed with DRA 416. Credit cannot be received for both MUO 416 and DRA 416.

  • MUO 417
    University Symphony Band
    .5 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 418
    Woodwind Ensemble
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of literature for all combinations of woodwind instruments.

  • MUO 419
    Brass Ensemble
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of literature for all combinations of brass instruments.

  • MUO 420
    Percussion Ensemble
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of literature for all combinations of percussion instruments.

  • MUO 421
    Jazz Band
    .5 cr

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

  • MUO 423
    String Ensemble
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of literature for all combinations of string instruments.

  • MUO 424
    Piano Ensemble
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of two-piano and piano-ensemble literature. Required of piano majors.

  • MUO 425
    Guitar Ensemble
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of ensemble literature for guitar. Required of guitar majors.

  • MUO 426
    Collegium Musicum
    .5 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 forces and encouraging the exchange of attitudes shared historically by all people.

  • MUO 427
    Wind Ensemble
    .5 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 429
    Mixed Chamber Ensemble
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of chamber literature for all combinations of instruments and voices.

  • MUO 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 performances experience in high school or junior college.

  • MUO 431
    University Winterguard
    .5 OR 1 cr

    A large performing ensemble consisting of appropriate auxiliary personnel (flags, rifles, sabres, etc.) with an emphasis on live performance.

  • MUO 433
    University Orchestra
    .5 TO 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 436
    World Music Ensemble
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of world literature for all combinations of instruments with an emphasis on music from non-Western cultures.

  • MUO 437
    University Band
    .5 OR 1 cr

    A performing ensemble of woodwind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists with an emphasis on concert band literature and live performance. Open to music majors and non-majors with prior instrumental performance experience in high school, junior college, or at the university level. No audition is required for this ensemble and it is open to the entire campus community as well as faculty and staff.

  • MUO 438
    Flute Choir
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of literature for all combinations of flutes.

  • MUO 439
    Trumpet Ensemble
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of literature for all combinations of trumpets.

  • MUO 440
    Horn Choir
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of literature for all combinations of horns.

  • MUO 441
    Trombone Choir
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of literature for all combinations of trombones.

  • MUO 442
    Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of literature for all combinations of tubas and euphoniums.

  • MUO 443
    Brass Choir
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of literature for large brass ensemble.

  • MUO 444
    USA Steel Band
    .5 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 445
    Clarinet Ensemble
    .5 cr

    The Study and performance of literature for all combinations of clarinets.

  • MUO 507
    Ensemble with Coll Keyboard
    1 cr

    The Director for Collaborative Keyboard studies will meet with the student enrolled in MUO 507 to determine an ensemble assignment. Assignments may include one of the following: accompany/collaborate with Opera Theater, Symphony Band, Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir, Chorale, Chamber Music Ensemble or smaller ensemble.

  • MUO 511
    University Concert Choir
    .5 OR 1 cr

    This large ensemble is open to all majors, and performs the masterpieces of choral literature. Required for all voice majors, and a placement audition is required for all participants.

  • MUO 514
    Chamber Singers
    .5 cr

    A small, select ensemble devoted to the performance of vocal chamber music . Audition and instructor permission required.

  • MUO 515
    Chorale
    .5 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 & Musical Theatre Wrkshp
    .5 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 theatre 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
    .5 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
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of literature for all combinations of woodwind instruments.

  • MUO 519
    Brass Ensemble
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of literature for all combinations of brass instruments.

  • MUO 520
    Percussion Ensemble
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of literature for all combinations of percussion instruments.

  • MUO 521
    Jazz Band
    .5 cr

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

  • MUO 523
    String Ensemble
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of literature for all combinations of string instruments.

  • MUO 524
    Piano Ensemble
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of two-piano and piano-ensemble literature. Required of piano majors.

  • MUO 525
    Guitar Ensemble
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of ensemble literature for guitar. Required of guitar majors.

  • MUO 526
    Collegium Musicum
    .5 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 forces and encouraging the exchange of attitudes shared historically by all people.

  • MUO 527
    Wind Ensemble
    1 cr

    A select performing ensemble of woodwind, brass and percussion instrumentalist 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
    .5 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-majors with prior instrumental performance experience in high school or junior college.

  • MUO 531
    University Winterguard
    .5 OR 1 cr

    A large performing ensemble consisting of appropriate auxiliary personnel (flags, rifles, sabres, etc.) with an emphasis on live performance.

  • MUO 533
    University Orchestra
    .5 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-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
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of world literature for all combinations of instruments with an emphasis on music from non-Western cultures.

  • MUO 537
    University Band
    .5 OR 1 cr

    A performing ensemble of woodwind, brass and percussion instrumentalists with an emphasis on concert band literature and live performance. Open to music majors and non-majors with prior instrumental performance experience in high school, junior college, or at the university level. No audition is required for this ensemble and is open to the entire campus community as well as faculty and staff.

  • MUO 538
    Flute Choir
    .5 cr

    The study of performance of literature for all combinations of flutes.

  • MUO 539
    Trumpet Ensemble
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of literature for all combinations of trumpets.

  • MUO 540
    Horn Choir
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of literature for all combinations of horns.

  • MUO 541
    Trombone Choir
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of literature for all combinations of trombones.

  • MUO 542
    Tuba - Euphonium Ensemble
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of literature for all combinations of tubas and euphoniums.

  • MUO 543
    Brass Choir
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of literature for large brass ensemble.

  • MUO 544
    USA Steel Band
    .5 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 545
    Clarinet Ensemble
    .5 cr

    The study and performance of literature for all combinations of clarinets.