Ithaca College

School of Music

Ensembles

For more information see "Ensemble Policies."
Ensemble Policies

MUEN 10500 - Wind Ensemble LA

A select wind and percussion ensemble with an active program of concerts scheduled throughout the school year. Open to any student who can qualify by audition. Class meeting: Five hours per week. 0-1 credit. (F-S)

MUEN 10600 - Concert Band LA

A wind and percussion ensemble open to any student who can qualify by audition. Several concerts are scheduled each semester. Class meeting: Four hours per week. 0-1 credit. (F-S)

MUEN 10700 - Symphonic Band LA

A wind and percussion ensemble open to any student who can qualify by audition. Several concerts are scheduled each semester. Class meeting: Four hours per week. 0-1 credit. (F-S)

MUEN 10800 - Choir LA

A select choral ensemble with an active performance schedule. Open to any student who can qualify by audition. A commitment for both fall and spring semesters is required. Class meeting: Five hours per week. 0-1 credit. (F-S)

MUEN 10900 - Chorus LA

A large choral ensemble open to any student who can qualify by audition. Several concerts are scheduled each semester. Class meeting: Four hours per week. 0-1 credit. (F-S)

MUEN 11000 - Women's Chorale LA

A choral ensemble open to all female students who can qualify by audition. Several concerts are scheduled each semester. A commitment for both fall and spring semesters is required. Class meeting: Four hours per week. 0-1 credit. (F-S)

MUEN 11100 - Symphony Orchestra LA

The orchestra is open to any student who can qualify by audition. An active program of concerts is scheduled each semester. Class meeting: Five hours per week. 0-1 credit. (F-S)

MUEN 11200 - String Orchestra LA

A select string ensemble open to any student who can qualify by audition. Several concerts are scheduled each semester. Class meeting: Two hours per week. 0-0.5 credit for music majors; 1 credit for non-music majors. (F-S)

MUEN 11300 - Madrigal Singers LA

A select vocal chamber ensemble with an active performance schedule. Open to any student who can qualify by audition. Class meeting: Two hours per week. 0-0.5 credit for music majors; 1 credit for non-music majors. (F-S)

MUEN 11400 - Contemporary Chamber Ensemble LA

The rehearsal and performance of chamber music written in the 20th century, with emphasis placed on recently composed works. Prerequisites: Audition. 0-0.5 credit for music majors; 1 credit for non-music majors. (F-S)

MUEN 11500 - Guitar Ensemble LA

Performance situations for small guitar ensembles of varying combinations. Open to any student who can qualify by audition. Class meeting: One hour per week. 0-0.5 credit for music majors; 1 credit for guitarists who take the course as a major ensemble; 1 credit for non-music majors. (F-S)

MUEN 11700 - The Pianist as Collaborator LA

Survey of the diverse skills and roles of pianists in their work with other musicians. Develops initial skills needed in vocal and instrumental accompanying, score reduction, sight-reading, transposition, and work with conductors. Required of all keyboard majors. Class meeting: Two hours per week. 1 credit. (F-S)

MUEN 11800 - The Pianist as Collaborator LA

Survey of the diverse skills and roles of pianists in their work with other musicians. Develops initial skills needed in vocal and instrumental accompanying, score reduction, sight-reading, transposition, and work with conductors. Required of all keyboard majors. Class meeting: Two hours per week. 1 credit. (F-S)

MUEN 11900 - Jazz Laboratory LA

Experience in jazz ensemble playing. Open to any student who can qualify by audition. Several concerts are scheduled each year. Class meeting: Four hours per week. 0-0.5 credit for music majors; 1 credit for jazz studies majors who take the course as a major ensemble; 1 credit for non-music majors. (F-S)

MUEN 12100 - Chamber Orchestra LA

A select chamber orchestra open to any student who can qualify by audition. An active schedule of concert appearances is maintained throughout the year. Class meeting: Three hours per week. 0-0.5 credit for music majors; 1 credit for non-music majors. (F-S)

MUEN 12300 - Brass Choir LA

Study, rehearsal, and performance of standard brass choir literature and orchestral works. Open to any student who can qualify by audition. Class meeting: Two hours per week. 0-0.5 credit for music majors; 1 credit for non-music majors. (F-S)

MUEN 12500 - Vocal Jazz Ensemble LA

A select jazz chamber ensemble for singers and instrumentalists. Open to any student who can qualify by audition. An active program of concerts is scheduled each semester. Class meeting: Two hours per week. 0-0.5 credit for music majors; 1 credit for jazz studies majors who take the course as a major ensemble; 1 credit for non-music majors. (F-S)

MUEN 12700 - Percussion Ensemble LA

Ensemble experience and exposure to contemporary percussion literature. Several concerts are scheduled each semester. Open to any student who can qualify by audition. Class meeting: Four hours per week. 0-0.5 credit for music majors; 1 credit for non-music majors. (F-S)

MUEN 21700 - Accompanying Master Class LA

Performance class in accompanying skills and literature. Focuses on specific concerns with regard to accompanied literature, including stylistic interpretation of vocal music of varying languages and periods, as well as instrumental works representative of varying styles, instrument families, and genres. Required of all piano performance majors. Open to others by permission of instructors. Class meeting: One hour per week. Prerequisites: MUEN 11700-11800. 1 credit. (F-S)

MUEN 21800 - Accompanying Master Class LA

Performance class in accompanying skills and literature. Focuses on specific concerns with regard to accompanied literature, including stylistic interpretation of vocal music of varying languages and periods, as well as instrumental works representative of varying styles, instrument families, and genres. Required of all piano performance majors. Open to others by permission of instructors. Class meeting: One hour per week. Prerequisites: MUEN 11700-11800. 1 credit. (F-S)

MUEN 30300 - Piano Ensemble LA

Study and performance of music for piano: four hands, one and two pianos, and eight hands, two pianos. Required of all piano majors in the performance and four-and-a-half-year programs; also open to other undergraduate and graduate piano majors. Class meeting: Two hours per week. Prerequisites: PFMJ 20300 or by audition. 0-0.5 credit for music majors; 1 credit for pianists who take the course as a major ensemble; 1 credit for non-music majors. (F)

MUEN 31700 - Piano/Instrumental Duo NLA

A performance master class focusing on literature for piano and instrument. Students enroll as a performance team and remain together for the semester. Appropriate literature is chosen in consultation with the course professor and major teachers. Students prepare assigned literature for class performance and critique. This course may substitute one time for chamber music (0.5 credit). May be taken for 0.5 credit if a second ensemble. Class meeting: One hour per week. Prerequisites: MUEN 21800 or by audition. 0.5-1 credit. (F-S)

MUEN 31800 - Piano/Vocal Duo NLA

A performance master class focusing on literature for piano and voice. Students enroll as a performance team and remain together for the semester. Appropriate literature is chosen in consultation with the course professor and major teachers. Students prepare assigned literature for class performance and critique. This course may substitute one time for chamber music (0.5 credit). May be taken for 0.5 credit if second ensemble. Class meeting: One hour per week. Prerequisites: MUEN 21800 or by audition. 0.5-1 credit. (F-S)

MUEN 32100 - Chamber Music LA

Study, rehearsal, and performance of a broad spectrum of chamber music by selected ensembles. Class meeting: A minimum of two hours of rehearsal per week with periodic coachings. Prerequisites: Junior standing or by audition; pianists should have completed MUEN 21800. 0-0.5 credit. (F-S)