Courses

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

Brazilian Instrumental Rating 3 With Vocals

ENLT-201

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

In Brazilian Instrumental Rating 3, students will learn and apply instrument-appropriate roles to perform Brazilian music. Through participation in weekly supervised rehearsals, students will gain experience in performing Brazilian music that draws on styles such as bossa nova and samba. Emphasis will be given to stylistic integrity, musicality, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy.

Latin/Afro-Cuban Styles

ENLT-220

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Ron Savage
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Overall ensemble rating 4
Department: ENS

In the Latin/Afro-Cuban Styles ensemble, students will learn and apply instrument-appropriate roles to perform popular music from Cuba and Brazil. Through participation in weekly supervised rehearsals, students will gain experience in performing styles such as son, descarga, cha-cha, mambo, danz?n, songo, and bemb? from Cuba, as well as bossa nova, samba, and partido alto from Brazil. Emphasis will be given to stylistic integrity, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy.

Brazilian Instrumental Rating 4 with Vocals

ENLT-221

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Ron Savage
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Overall ensemble rating 4
Department: ENS

In Brazilian Instrumental Rating 4, students will learn and apply instrument-appropriate roles to perform Brazilian music. Through participation in weekly supervised rehearsals, students will gain experience in performing Brazilian music that draws on styles such as bossa nova, samba, partido alto, choro, and afox?. Emphasis will be given to stylistic integrity, musicality, individual interpretation, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy. Instrumentation: mixed winds, piano, bass, guitar, and drums.

Afro-Cuban Music Rating 4

ENLT-222

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Ron Savage
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Overall ensemble rating 4
Department: ENS

The Afro-Cuban Music Rating 4 ensemble will survey and perform the music of Afro-influenced Cuban, American Latin, and Latin jazz. In this course, students will participate in weekly supervised rehearsals. Students will gain experience in discussion, researching, and performance of specific styles. Emphasis will be given to stylistic integrity, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy.

Afro-Cuban Traditional and Folkloric Music

ENLT-223

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Ron Savage
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Overall ensemble rating 4
Department: ENS

The Afro-Cuban Folkloric ensemble will study and perform traditional folkloric Afro-Cuban music. In this course, students will participate in weekly supervised rehearsals. Students will gain experience in performing styles and rhythms as they apply to rhythm section playing and instrumental solo performance techniques in the Afro-Cuban style. Emphasis will be given to stylistic integrity, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy and improvisational techniques.

Vocal Music of Cuba and Brazil

ENLT-224

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Ron Savage
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Overall ensemble rating 4
Department: ENS

The Vocal Music of Cuba and Brazil ensemble will learn, listen, and perform the music of Ibrahim Ferrer, Polo Monta?ez, Celia Cruz, Haila Mar?a Mompi?, Cartola, Johnny Alf, Wilson Simonal, and Em?lio Santiago. In this course, students will participate in weekly supervised rehearsals. Students will gain experience in transcribing and performing music recorded by the artists above. Emphasis will be given to stylistic integrity, as well as melodic, harmonic, lyrical, and rhythmic accuracy.

Latin Pop Ensemble

ENLT-225

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

Students will study and perform the music of the contemporary Latin pop artist. In this course, students will participate in weekly supervised rehearsals. Students will gain experience in performing and improvising in a groove-oriented setting. Emphasis will be given to stylistic integrity as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy.

Latin/Afro-Cuban Jazz

ENLT-300

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Ron Savage
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Overall ensemble rating 5
Department: ENS

In the Latin/Afro-Cuban Jazz ensemble, students will learn and apply instrument-appropriate roles to perform contemporary Latin jazz. Through participation in weekly supervised rehearsals, students will gain experience in performing Latin jazz that draws on styles such as son, descarga, cha-cha, mambo, danz?n, songo, bemb?, abaku?, and timba from Cuba; bossa nova, samba, partido alto, choro and afox? from Brazil; festejo from Peru; joropo from Venezuela; milonga and chacarera from Argentina. Emphasis will be given to stylistic integrity and individual interpretation, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy.

Brazilian Instrumental Rating 5 with Vocals

ENLT-301

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Ron Savage
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Overall ensemble rating 5
Department: ENS

In Brazilian Instrumental Level 5, students will learn and apply instrument-appropriate roles to perform Brazilian music. Through participation in weekly supervised rehearsals, students will gain experience in performing Brazilian music that draws on styles such as bossa nova, samba, partido alto, choro, and afox?, as well as contemporary Brazilian styles including samba funk and samba reggae. Emphasis will be given to stylistic integrity, musicality, and individual interpretation, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy. Instrumentation: mixed winds, piano, bass, guitar, and drums.

Afro-Cuban Music Rating 6

ENLT-320

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Ron Savage
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Overall ensemble rating 6
Department: ENS

The Afro-Cuban Music Rating 6 ensemble will study and perform the music of Afro-influenced Cuban, American Latin, and Latin jazz. In this course, students will participate in weekly supervised rehearsals. Students will gain experience in discussion, researching, and performance of specific styles. Emphasis will be given to stylistic integrity, musicality, and individual interpretation, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy

Brazilian Ensemble Rating 6 with Vocals

ENLT-321

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Ron Savage
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Ensemble rating 6
Department: ENS

Open to instrumentalists and vocalists, this ensemble covers how to choose comping patterns and how they work and apply to drums, bass, and melodic instruments; typical bass lines; drum set patterns (hi-hat, cymbals, snare); common mistakes and misconceptions about these styles; as well as ensemble balance, dynamics and interaction, articulation, phrasing, harmonic, improvisation analysis, bai?o modes, phrasing, frevo melodies, and tunes in regular and odd meter time signatures. Tunes feature 2-, 3- and 4-part voices, as well as rhythm section arrangements. Repertoire include vocal and instrumental music by most important Brazilian composers, including: Pixinguinha, Jacob do Bandolim, Cartola, Tom Jobim, Edu Lobo, Toninho Horta, Chico Buarque, Milton Nascimento, Hermeto Pascoal, Egberto Gismonti, and many others.

Merengue and Bachata Ensemble

ENLT-400

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

The Music of the Dominican Republic ensemble will study and perform the music of Afro-influenced Cuban, American Latin, and Latin jazz. In this course, students will participate in weekly, supervised rehearsals. Students will gain experience in discussion, researching, and performance of specific styles. Emphasis will be given to stylistic integrity, musicality, and individual interpretation, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy.

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