MUSI 121 - Ensembles
(1 hours) The following ensembles are open to all qualified students: Add the following numeric extensions to the course number to designate ensemble. For example, Jazz Combo is MUSI 121-31.
31 Jazz Combo* - An instrumental ensemble class for the purpose of learning jazz styles and improvisation within a small ensemble setting and for the purpose of training students for small group jazz performance. Open to all qualified University students by audition.
32 Lyric Theatre*-Lyric Theater is an ensemble in the Horton School of Music which presents Broadway musicals, operas or scenes programs each year. The class format simulates the rehearsal and production of a professional musical stage presentation. All CSU students are welcome to audition for these productions, or to help on the production staff. Rehearsals generally begin 4 to 8 weeks before the production and culminate in multiple performances. In addition to participating in the production, students are expected to attend schedule rehearsals, and assist in set and costume building.
33 Marching Band- The Marching Band at Charleston Southern is a marching ensemble of the University. Membership for wind players is open to all students. Membership in the colorguard or percussion section is open by invitation or audition. The ensemble performs one or two shows every season, and provides small ensembles for various functions on campus for Athletic events and otherwise. The Marching Band rehearses Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3:30-5:00, as well as game-day Saturdays. The Marching Band performs at every home football game, and usually at two away football games every season. The course is offered in variable credit hours, either 1.0 credit hour or for zero credit. The goal of the Marching Band is to provide entertaining halftime shows, to engage our audiences, and to inspire each other in Christian fellowship.
34 Concert Singers*-Prerequisite: Permission of professor and an a cappella audition. A premier mixed choral ensemble singing selected sacred and secular repertoire from all choral periods and styles. A cappella and accompanied choral literature will be studied and performed including major works with orchestra. The Concert Singers will perform at least one major concert per semester on the campus of Charleston Southern University.
35 Jazz Band*-An instrumental ensemble for the purpose of rehearsing and performing jazz repertoire in a small to large group setting. Open to all qualified University students by permission of instructor.
36 Symphonic Band- The Symphonic Band at Charleston Southern is a wind and percussion ensemble of the University. Membership is by audition and/or invitation. The ensemble performs literature ranging from grades 3-5 available for winds and percussion, both as a whole and in smaller combinations. Repertoire is selected from the Renaissance through the 21st century, in order to provide students with an understanding of a wide variety of musical styles and musical conventions drawn from the finest band repertoire. The Symphonic Band seeks to provide performance experiences as both a means complementary to this end and as an end unto itself.
37 Chamber Ensembles*-Each Chamber Ensemble is a performance-based course focusing on the development of classical instrumental performance skills. Students are evaluated at weekly rehearsals as to their individual instrumental and musical progress. Students will study a variety of repertoire covering style periods as literature allows. Repertoire difficulty will increase as instrumental and musical skills increas.
38 Pep Band- The Pep Band is a selected ensemble that performs at all men’s and women’s home basketball games, and occasional conference and national tournaments out-of-town each season. Rehearsals are approximately 1 hour weekly from November through March. Open to music majors and non-music majors.
52 Opera/Musical Theatre- Opera and Musical Theatre Workshop is a cross-listed academic offering in the Horton School of Music and Theatre Department at Charleston Southern University. It is an opportunity for singer-actors and actor-singers to receive performance experience in an educational setting. Each performer may indicate a preference of opera/operetta or musical theatre as the genre for his/her primary scene. Scenic work is then chosen to compliment the strengths of the student while providing strategic challenges for the performer. The student performs in his/her primary scene, and performs one or more secondary roles in other scenes. Scenes are rehearsed for much of the semester then presented in a performance at the end of the semester.
56 Wind Ensemble* - The Wind Ensemble at Charleston Southern is the select wind and percussion ensemble of the University. Membership is by audition and/or invitation. The ensemble performs the finest literature available for winds and percussion, both as a whole and in smaller combinations, from the Renaissance through the 21st century, in order to provide students with an understanding of a wide variety of musical styles and musical conventions drawn from the finest band repertoire, and provide performance experience as both a means complementary to this end and as an end unto itself.
57 Orchestra*- A performing ensemble consisting of strings and, when required, winds or percussion.
58 Bel Canto (Women’s Chorale)- A choral ensemble composed of treble voices singing selected sacred and secular repertoire from all choral periods and styles. A cappella and accompanied choral literature will be studied and performed. Bel Canto will perform at least one major concert per semester on the campus of Charleston Southern University.
59 Singing Buccaneers (Men’s Ensemble)- A choral ensemble composed of men’s singing selected sacred and secular repertoire from all choral periods and styles. A cappella and accompanied choral literature will be studied and performed. Singing Buccaneers will perform at least one major concert per semester on the campus of Charleston Southern University
61 Worship Ensemble*- This course provides the student with the opportunity to observe, to participate, and to direct contemporary music ensembles similar to those found in modem churches. Several ensemble formats will be used in class, depending on class size, including praise team (3-6 voices), vocal ensemble 6-9 voices). Students will learn to prepare and lead effective rehearsals, to develop a balanced sound between voices and instruments, and to achieve a unified blend in combined vocal parts. The experiential nature of the class will provide students with opportunities to use their individual applied study (voice, keyboard, guitar) in praise band formats. In addition, teams of students from this class may lead worship services and events on or off campus 1-2 times per semester. An audition-interview is required of students who are not music majors.
Note: *Audition and/or interview required.
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