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2021-2022 Archived Catalog 
2021-2022 Archived Catalog

MUS.-1410 Brass Chamber Ensemble I

Credits 1 / 2 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into ACRD 080 . Audition and music reading ability required. Note: Instructor permission required to register in this course.
The Brass Ensemble focuses on performance techniques and literature for brass quintet sextet and brass choir. Members focus on individual performance in a smaller and more intimate setting. Brass ensemble performs music from a wide range of reperoire including classical contemporary and popular styles. Students will perform in at least one public concert.

Course Outcomes
  • Work with and relate to others playing like and mixed instruments in a small ensemble setting
  • Interpret a variety of styles and genres of chamber music from different periods of history and for various ensembles (i.e. transcriptions, arrangements, etc.)
  • Explore a variety of music from other cultures
  • Determine how to perform the music under study as authentically as possible
  • Develop and further their musicianship and performance skills to a higher level
  • Practice to improve their musical skills, including: intonation, sight-reading ability and overall ensemble playing
  • Prepare music to a high level of performance for concerts and recitals
  • Distinguish the differences in intonation on their own instrument and between themselves and others
  • Identify and Differentiate between various major and minor key signatures
  • Develop an appreciation and understanding of western classical and non-western music