2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 28, 2020  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MUS 220 - Instrumental Ensembles

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Instrumental ensemble participation is open to all Malone University students having an appropriate musical background. Opportunities are available to perform on campus and in the community. Regular attendance is required. Specific descriptions follow.

Brass Ensemble is a flexible ensemble consisting of brass instruments. A variety of works from the literature is studied based on the proficiency of the participants. Offered at department discretion.

Flute Ensemble studies and performs a variety of works from the literature based on the proficiency of the participants. Flutists selected by audition. Offered each semester.

Jazz Band rehearses and performs various styles of jazz from music of the big band era to contemporary jazz. Smaller groups can be organized from the larger group according to need and availability. Audition is required. Offered each semester.

Marching Band is an ensemble of woodwinds, brass and percussion that performs contemporary and traditional repertoire. The Marching Band performs at home football games, selected away games, and exhibitions. The band also performs for the Christmas concert at the end of the semester. Audition is required. Regular attendance for the entire semester is required. Required of instrumental music majors. Offered each Fall.

Piano Ensemble studies and performs piano duet (four hand) and piano duo (two piano) repertoire in a wide variety of styles including classical, pop, and sacred. Prerequisite: 200 level in piano. Offered at department discretion.

String Ensemble is a flexible ensemble of string instruments also utilizing woodwinds, brass and percussion as needed. A variety of works from the literature is studied based on the proficiency of the participants. Offered at department discretion. 

Symphonic Band is a concert band consisting of woodwinds, brass, and percussion. The Symphonic Band performs a wide variety of traditional and contemporary wind band music. Audition for participation is required. Offered each semester.

Wind Ensemble is an ensemble of woodwinds, brass, and percussion selected by audition. The Wind Ensemble performs more difficult traditional and contemporary wind band music. Offered at department discretion.

Woodwind Ensemble is a flexible ensemble of woodwind instruments and french horn. A variety of works from the literature is studied based on the proficiency of the participants. Offered at department discretion.



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