MUS 220 - Instrumental Ensembles
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.
Chamber Ensemble is a flexible ensemble designed to work with a variety of instrumental combinations from trios through octets. A variety of works from the literature is studied based on the proficiency of the participants. Offered at department discretion.
Jazz Ensemble 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 band shows, parades, and other performance opportunities. 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.
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.
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