Courses

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

ENMX-401

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 Music Therapy ensemble will offer unique challenges and exciting possibilities for all music therapy majors. Emphasis will be on creativity, individual multi-instrumental performance, spontaneous improvisation, original compositions, and developing confidence and leadership skills. The ensemble will culminate with one off-campus performance at the end of the semester. Open to all, with preference given to music therapy majors.

ENPC-211

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: John Ramsay
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: MUED drum set and MUED total percussion principals
Electable by: All percussion principals
Prerequisites: None
Department: PERC

For beginning percussion players. Covers the use of snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, tambourine, triangle, simple mallet music, and timpani in an ensemble setting.

ENPC-215

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: John Ramsay
Semesters Offered: Spring Only
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: ILPM-121
Department: PERC

This nontraditional percussion ensemble consists of mallet instruments with a rhythm section performing original compositions. Emphasis is placed upon rhythmic accuracy and creating spontaneous compositions. No previous improvisational skills are necessary.

ENPC-321

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: John Ramsay
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Overall ensemble rating 7 or written approval of instructor and course chair
Department: PERC

Development of repertoire and performance skills in an ensemble consisting of both Western and non-Western or world instruments. Integration of non-Western ideas and techniques; listening and improvising outside of standard jazz and pop forms; spontaneous composition as opposed to loose improvisation; strengthening of individual musical aesthetic.

ENPC-359

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: John Ramsay
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All percussion principals
Prerequisites: ILPH-354
Department: PERC

A continuation of ILPH-354, Bata Rhythms/Afro-Cuban Ceremonial Drumming Lab. Continued development of performance skills through study of recordings and transcriptions, singing and chanting, and group playing. Application of drumming and singing to other musical forms.

ENPC-363

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: John Ramsay
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Overall ensemble rating 4 or written approval of instructor and course chair
Department: PERC

An ensemble for advanced marimbists, instrumentalists, and vocalists dedicated to the performance of compositions and arrangements that include the marimba. Music performed will be drawn from classical and contemporary styles. An end-of-semester recital is scheduled.

ENPC-374

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: John Ramsay
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: ILPH-351 and by audition for dancers
Department: PERC

A performance-based ensemble utilizing the music and rhythms from traditional West African genres. Emphasis will be placed upon dialogue between drum calls and dance movement along with cultural songs of historical content. Students will perform at least once as a full ensemble at the end of each semester.

ENPC-385

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: John Ramsay
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: ILPD-111 or by audition
Department: PERC

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. Practice materials and routines designed to develop strength, control, and endurance will be included. An end-of-semester performance will be prepared.

ENPC-431

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: John Ramsay
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: Percussion principal PERF majors
Electable by: All percussion principals
Prerequisites: ENPC-211, overall ensemble 4, or by audition
Department: PERC

Advanced performance lab for percussion principals emphasizing group performance of contemporary percussion literature. Students enrolled in the fall semester are expected to reregister in this course for credit for the spring semester. Spring concert material will be rehearsed and prepared during both fall and spring semesters.

ENPH-291

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: John Ramsay
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All percussion principals
Prerequisites: ILPH-391
Department: PERC

This ensemble will perform a range of music specifically written and arranged for the steelpan instrument. Repertoire will be drawn from Panorama arrangements adapted for small ensemble, original arrangements by the director, and adaptations from the European classical repertoire. Styles will include pop, calypso, and contemporary jazz. Desired instrumentation is: four tenors (leads), two double seconds, one guitar pan, two triple cellos, one tenor bass, two bass, and assorted engine room percussion instruments (drum set and hand percussion). This ensemble will perform a recital at the end of the semester, and possibly at other special events.

ENPM-331

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: John Ramsay
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: Total percussion and vibraphone principal MUED and PERF majors
Electable by: All percussion principals
Prerequisites: Written approval of course instructor
Department: PERC

An ensemble for beginning percussionists specializing in interpretations and transcriptions of baroque, classical, and contemporary literature.

ENPM-332

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: John Ramsay
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All percussion principals
Prerequisites: ENPM-331 or written approval of course instructor
Department: PERC

An ensemble for intermediate percussionists specializing in interpretations and transcriptions of baroque, classical, and contemporary literature.

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