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Course Descriptions

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  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits1
Lecture
Spring
Fall
MUS ENS-142

Jazz Combo

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Repeatable

Combos are open to all students by audition. Groups consist of rhythm section plus three or four horns. Students are required to arrange standard tunes or compose original tunes for the ensemble. Combos perform both on and off campus.

Prerequisites
P: audition.
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
Credits1
Lecture
Spring
Fall
MUS ENS-143

Jazz Ensemble

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Repeatable

Jazz ensembles are open to all students by audition. The literature performed includes traditional swing and many other contemporary styles. The ensembles rehearse regularly and perform on and off campus.

Prerequisites
P: audition.
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits1
Lecture
Spring
Fall
MUS ENS-144

Woodwind Ensemble

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Repeatable

This ensemble performs a variety of literature from the Baroque to the present, specializing in works for small ensembles including: saxophone quartet, woodwind quintet, clarinet trios, flute trios, choirs of instruments, and mixed ensembles. This ensemble is open to all students by audition.

Prerequisites
P: audition.
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits1
Lecture
Fall
MUS ENS-145

Brass Ensemble

Brass ensemble is open to students of all majors who have proficiency on a brass instrument. The instrumentation is flexible, performing music that ranges from brass choirs and large fanfares to chamber music such as quintets, duets, and trios.

  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits1
Lecture
Spring
Fall
MUS ENS-146

Contemporary Percussion Ensemble

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Repeatable

The Contemporary Percussion Ensemble performs the most serious literature written for this genre. Its repertory centers around music by American composers. University-owned equipment is provided. Open to all university students by audition.

Prerequisites
P: audition.
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits1
Lecture
MUS ENS-148

Collegium Musicum

Collegium Musicum specializes in music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and early Baroque and is open to singers and instrumentalists able to perform on period instruments or the equivalent. May be repeatable for credit.

  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits1
Lecture
Spring
MUS ENS-150

New Music Ensemble

This chamber ensemble is open to all university students by audition. It performs music composed since 1945. A variety of styles are explores which include avant garde, graphic, serial, neoclassic, minimalist, and new-romantic.

  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits1
Lecture
MUS ENS-151

Orchestra

P: May be repeatable for credit. None.

  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits1
Lecture
Spring
Fall
MUS ENS-163

Chamber Singers

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Repeatable

Chamber Singers is an auditioned select choral ensemble open to all students. Its repertory consists of music suitable for small chamber choirs, including Renaissance Madrigals, Chansons and Lieder, Romantic Partsongs, and selected music from other style periods.

Prerequisites
P: audition.
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits1
Lecture
Spring
Fall
MUS ENS-165

Vocal Jazz Ensemble

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Repeatable

Vocal jazz is open to all students by audition. The ensemble is limited to 20 voices plus rhythm section. Students perform standard jazz literature in a group and solo setting, improvise using scat singing and study contemporary singing styles. The ensemble performs on and off campus.

Prerequisites
P: audition.
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits1
Lecture
Spring
MUS ENS-166

Opera Studio

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Repeatable

This course involves the preparation and performance of opera, operetta, or musical theatre repertoire. The class is designed for the singing actor/actress.

Prerequisites
P: audition; REC: Mus App 045 or 105 or 190 or Theatre 190.
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits1
Lecture
Spring
Fall
MUS ENS-188

Hand Drumming Ensemble

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Repeatable

The Hand Drumming Ensemble is a 15-member ensemble which performs music based on the traditional music of West Africa, Cuba, and South America. University-owned equipment is provided. This course is open to all university students by audition.

Prerequisites
P: audition.
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits1
Lecture
Spring
Fall
MUS ENS-241

Concert Band

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Repeatable

Wind Symphony: The UW Green Bay Wind Symphony is the Premier concert band of the University. Repertoire is highly challenging, and emphasizes great individual responsibility for part preparation. Members are expected to do a good deal of practice outside of rehearsals. Membership in the Wind Symphony is by audition only. Qualified students from all majors are encouraged to audition. Symphonic Band: The Symphonic Band is comprised of a diverse population of students, including music and non-music majors. The band performs high quality and entertaining literature, emphasizing musical growth, and comprehensive understanding of musical issues. Auditions are optional.

Prerequisites
P: audition.
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits1
Lecture
Spring
Fall
MUS ENS-261

Concert Choir

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Repeatable

An auditioned choral ensemble open to qualified students from all majors. The concert Choir performs high quality repertoire drawn from a wide variety of periods and styles. Emphasis is placed on developing good choral tone, strengthening musical skills, and fostering a comprehensive understanding of the literature studied.

Prerequisites
P: audition.
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits1
Lecture
Spring
Fall
MUS ENS-262

Chorale

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Repeatable

Chorale is the premier choral ensemble of the University. Membership is determined by a rigorous audition with an emphasis on sightreading skills. The repertoire, drawn from a wide variety of periods and styles, is extremely challenging and requires a great deal of individual preparation.

Prerequisites
P: audition.
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits1
Lecture
Spring
Fall
MUS ENS-342

Jazz Combo

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Repeatable

Combos are open to all students by audition. Groups consist of rhythm section plus three or four horns. Students are required to arrange standard tunes or compose original tunes for the ensemble. Combos perform both on and off campus.

Prerequisites
P: jr st.
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
Credits1
Lecture
Spring
Fall
MUS ENS-343

Jazz Ensemble

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Repeatable

Jazz ensembles are open to all students by audition. The literature performed includes traditional swing and many other contemporary styles. The ensembles rehearse regularly and perform on and off campus.

Prerequisites
P: jr st and audition.
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits1
Lecture
Spring
Fall
MUS ENS-344

Woodwind Ensemble

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Repeatable

This ensemble performs a variety of literature from the Baroque to the present, specializing in works for small ensembles including: saxophone quartet, woodwind quintet, clarinet trios, flute trios, choirs of instruments, and mixed ensembles. This ensemble is open to all students by audition.

Prerequisites
P: jr st and audition.
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits1
Lecture
Fall
MUS ENS-345

Brass Ensemble

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Repeatable

Brass ensemble is open to students of all majors who have proficiency on a brass instrument. The instrumentation is flexible, performing music that ranges from brass choirs and large fanfares to chamber music such as quintets, duets, and trios.

Prerequisites
P: jr st.
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits1
Lecture
Spring
Fall
MUS ENS-346

Contemporary Percussion Ensemble

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Repeatable

The Contemporary Percussion Ensemble performs the most serious literature written for this genre. Its repertory centers around music by American composers. University-owned equipment is provided. This class is open to all university students by audition.

Prerequisites
P: jr st and audition.
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits1
Lecture
MUS ENS-348

Collegium Musicum

Collegium Musicum specializes in music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and early Baroque and is open to singers and instrumentalists able to perform on period instruments or the equivalent. May be repeatable for credit.

  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits1
Lecture
Spring
MUS ENS-350

New Music Ensemble

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Repeatable

This chamber ensemble is open to all university students by audition. It performs music composed since 1945. A variety of styles are explores which include avant garde, graphic, serial, neoclassic, minimalist, and new-romantic.

Prerequisites
P: jr st.
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits1
Lecture
Spring
MUS ENS-354

Guitar Ensemble

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Repeatable

The members of this ensemble perform electric and acoustic music. The repertory of the ensemble ranges from Bach to Segovia, and contemporary rock to jazz. This ensemble is open to all university students by audition.

Prerequisites
P: jr st.
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits1
Lecture
Spring
Fall
MUS ENS-363

Chamber Singers

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Repeatable

Chamber Singers is an auditioned select choral ensemble open to all students. Its repertory consists of music suitable for small chamber choirs, including Renaissance Madrigals, Chansons and Lieder, Romantic Partsongs, and selected music from other style periods.

Prerequisites
P: jr st and audition.
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits1
Lecture
Spring
Fall
MUS ENS-365

Vocal Jazz Ensemble

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Repeatable

Vocal jazz is open to all students by audition. The ensemble is limited to 20 voices plus rhythm section. Students perform standard jazz literature in a group and solo setting, improvise using scat singing and study contemporary singing styles. The ensemble performs on and off campus.

Prerequisites
P: jr st and audition.
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits1
Lecture
Spring
MUS ENS-366

Opera Studio

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Repeatable

This course involves the preparation and performance of opera, operetta, or musical theatre repertoire. The class is designed for the singing actor/actress.

Prerequisites
P: jr st and audition; REC: Mus App 105 or 045 or 190 or Theatre 190.
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits1
Lecture
Spring
Fall
MUS ENS-388

Hand Drumming Ensemble

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Repeatable

The Hand Drumming Ensemble is a 15-member ensemble which performs music based on the traditional music of West Africa, Cuba, and South America. University-owned equipment is provided. This course is open to all university students by audition.

Prerequisites
P: audition.
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits1
Lecture
Spring
Fall
MUS ENS-441

Concert Band

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Repeatable

Wind Symphony: The UW Green Bay Wind Symphony is the Premier concert band of the University. Repertoire is highly challenging, and emphasizes great individual responsibility for part preparation. Members are expected to do a good deal of practice outside of rehearsals. Membership in the Wind Symphony is by audition only. Qualified students from all majors are encouraged to audition. Symphonic Band: The Symphonic Band is comprised of a diverse population of students, including music and non-music majors. The band performs high quality and entertaining literature, emphasizing musical growth, and comprehensive understanding of musical issues. Auditions are optional.

Prerequisites
P: jr st and audition.
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits1
Lecture
Spring
Fall
MUS ENS-461

Concert Choir

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Repeatable

An auditioned choral ensemble open to qualified students from all majors. The concert Choir performs high quality repertoire drawn from a wide variety of periods and styles. Emphasis is placed on developing good choral tone, strengthening musical skills, and fostering a comprehensive understanding of the literature studied.

Prerequisites
P: jr st and audition.
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits1
Lecture
Spring
Fall
MUS ENS-462

Chorale

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Repeatable

Chorale is the premier choral ensemble of the University. Membership is determined by a rigorous audition with an emphasis on sightreading skills. The repertoire, drawn from a wide variety of periods and styles, is extremely challenging and requires a great deal of individual preparation.

Prerequisites
P: jr st and audition.
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable for credit.