Courses

e.g. AR or AR-211
e.g. Film or "Bass Lab"

Techno/DJ Sampling Ensemble

ENRB-405

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Ron Savage
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Written approval of course instructor
Department: ENS

An open forum for development of live performance multi-instrumental duo/trio ensembles consisting of electronic, electroacoustic, and acoustic sources. The class splits into a number of smaller groups working on two compositions and playing in class on a rotating schedule for discussion and critique. Students will use a variety of instrumental approaches, such as control surfaces, audio/MIDI processing, MAX/MSP patches, and any instruments.

Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and Chaka Khan

ENRB-406

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Ron Savage
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Written approval of course instructor
Department: ENS

The Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and Chaka Khan ensemble will study and perform the music of these great artists. In this course, students will participate in weekly supervised rehearsals. Students will gain experience and insight as to how these songs were crafted, and why they are examples of some of the greatest songs ever written. Students will take part in presenting a professional-level show at the end of the semester. This show will include some staging and choreography. Emphasis will be given to stylistic integrity, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy.

Divas Ensemble

ENRB-407

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Ron Savage
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Written approval of course instructor
Department: ENS

The Divas Ensemble will study and perform the music of great vocalists such as Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson, Beyonc?, Mariah Carey, and others. In this course, students will participate in weekly supervised rehearsals. Students will gain experience and insight as to how these women's songs were crafted, and why they are examples of some of the greatest songs ever written. Students will take part in presenting a professional level show at the end of the semester. This show will include some staging and choreography. Emphasis will be given to stylistic integrity, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy.

Neo-Soul

ENRB-408

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Ron Savage
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Written approval of course instructor
Department: ENS

The Neo-Soul ensemble will study and perform the music of artists such as Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Bilal, Musiq Soulchild, Maxwell, D'Angelo, and others. In this course, students will participate in weekly supervised rehearsals. Students will gain experience crafting and presenting a professional-level show, which will include staging and some choreography. Additionally, students will gain experience using and performing with technology. Emphasis will be given to stylistic integrity, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy.

The Music of Take 6 Ensemble

ENRB-409

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Ron Savage
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Written approval of course instructor
Department: ENS

The Take 6 ensemble will transcribe, analyze, and perform the music of this seminal choral group. In this course, students will participate in weekly supervised rehearsals. Students will gain experience in performing learning some of the repertoire of contemporary gospel music during the '80s. Emphasis will be given to stylistic integrity, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy.

Funk and Soul Review

ENRB-P400

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Ron Savage
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Written approval of course instructor
Department: ENS

The Funk and Soul Review ensemble will study and perform the music of the '70s. In this course, students will participate in weekly supervised rehearsals. Students will gain experience in performing and entertaining, and will learn the history this era. Emphasis will be given to stylistic integrity, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ensemble

ENRK-200

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Ron Savage
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Overall ensemble rating 3
Department: ENS

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame organization was established in 1986 by the music industry at large to identify, recognize, and study the great forefathers and pioneers of rock and pop music. This is a valuable course for both performers and writers who are interested in studying and understanding the stylistic and technical subtleties of the various pop and rock genres.

Classic Rock

ENRK-201

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Ron Savage
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Overall ensemble rating 3
Department: ENS

The Classic Rock ensemble will focus on the stylistic characteristics, performance requirements, rehearsal, and performance of classic rock music. Repertoire will draw from the '60s, '70s, and '80s.

Rock Jam Band

ENRK-202

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Ron Savage
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Overall ensemble rating 3
Department: ENS

The Rock Jam Band will study and perform the music of the Grateful Dead, Phish, the Allman Brothers, Medeski Martin & Wood, Soulive, etc., depending on the interests of ensemble members. In this course, students will participate in weekly supervised rehearsals, and are encouraged to rehearse outside of class as well. Students will gain experience in performing by playing an in-class recital and a caf show near the end of the semester. Emphasis will be given to stylistic integrity, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy.

Rock of the '70s

ENRK-203

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Ron Savage
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Overall ensemble rating 3
Department: ENS

The Rock of the '70s ensemble will study and perform the music of the The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, the Beatles, Elton John, The Allman Brothers, The Eagles, Blondie, and others. In this course, students will participate in weekly supervised rehearsals. Students will gain experience in performing music from the era that defined the classic rock style. Emphasis will be given to stylistic integrity, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy.

The Music of Jimi Hendrix

ENRK-204

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Ron Savage
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Overall ensemble rating 3
Department: ENS

The Music of Jimi Hendrix ensemble will study and perform the music of legendary blues rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix. In this course, students will participate in weekly supervised rehearsals. Students will gain experience in performing seminal music in the rock and psychedelic genre with a focus on spontaneity, grooving, and improvisation. Emphasis will be given to stylistic integrity, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy.

Progressive Rock Rating 3

ENRK-205

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Ron Savage
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Overall ensemble rating 3
Department: ENS

This ensemble encompasses the style characteristics, performance requirements, rehearsal, and performance of progressive rock music. Students will be asked to write charts from various progressive rock artists. In this course, students will participate in weekly supervised rehearsals. Students will gain experience in performing music from the era that defined the style. Emphasis will be given to stylistic integrity, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy. Classes will present an end-of-semester final performance.

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