A performance-based ensemble utilizing the music and rhythms from traditional West African genres.
A percussion ensemble designed to develop playing skills in the drum line idiom. Instrumentation includes snare drums, multi-toms, mixed percussion, tuned bass drums, and mallet keyboards.
Advanced performance lab for percussion principals emphasizing group performance of contemporary percussion literature.
This ensemble will perform a range of music specifically written and arranged for the steelpan instrument.
An ensemble for beginning percussionists specializing in interpretations and transcriptions of baroque, classical, and contemporary literature.
An ensemble for intermediate percussionists specializing in interpretations and transcriptions of baroque, classical, and contemporary literature.
An ensemble for advanced percussionists specializing in interpretations and transcriptions of baroque, classical, and contemporary literature.
A piano ensemble designed for entering students with strong classical technique but little background in jazz performance.
An ensemble for piano students who want to improve their ability to function in an ensemble setting with bass and drums.
This course emphasizes rhythmic aspects and the historical context of Afro-Cuban piano montunos.
A hands-on, in-depth study of odd meters (5/4, 7/4, 5/8, 11/8 and 15/8) using rhythmic speech and counting/tapping of various groupings and accents.
An ensemble designed for piano principals emphasizing basic synthesizer programming and performance in a live situation.
This ensemble will expose the pianist to the stylistic diversity among gospel keyboard performers.
An ensemble for piano principals focusing on tunes in various jazz, pop/rock, and R&B styles.
An ensemble for piano principals emphasizing the melodic, harmonic, rhythmic, and compositional innovations of Thelonious Monk.
An ensemble for piano performance majors that focuses on practical rehearsal techniques. The student applies rehearsal techniques to duos, trios, and larger ensembles with one or more horns.
An ensemble for pianists to study improvisational systems and structures using both traditional notation and other methods such as graphic, visual, or written instructions.
An advanced performance ensemble for piano principals providing the opportunity to study, analyze, and perform the music of selected jazz pianists in a master-class setting.
Big Band Jazz Rating 3 ensemble will perform arrangements associated with, but not limited to, jazz legends such as Count Basie, Woody Herman, and Buddy Rich.
The Martino, Pass, and Wes Montgomery ensemble will study and perform the music of Pat Martino, Joe Pass, and Wes Montgomery.