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e.g. AR or AR-211
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ENCL-403

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Sean Skeete
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Written approval of course instructor
Department: ENS
Location: Boston Campus

The Art of Music of Black Composers Ensemble studies and performs the richness of America’s roots music traditions. The students study all types of black composers stretching from roots music all the way to modern day pop. This ensemble emphasizes hearing and expressing musical ideas with stylistic integrity and melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy.

ENCL-404

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Sean Skeete
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Written approval of course instructor
Department: ENS
Location: Boston Campus

The Musical Theater Orchestra (MTO) Ensemble performs the music of Broadway shows. In this course, students participate in weekly supervised rehearsals. Students gain experience performing in a variety of styles inherent in each show. This ensemble emphasizes hearing and expressing musical ideas with stylistic integrity and melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy

ENCL-405

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Sean Skeete
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Written approval of course instructor
Department: ENS
Location: Boston Campus

Mixed instrumentation chamber ensemble, including brass, woodwinds, strings, voice, and guitar with piano accompanists. Ensemble will perform standard classical chamber music repertoire. Emphasis will be on developing accompanying skills while providing an outlet for soloists.

ENCL-406

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Sean Skeete
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Written approval of course chair
Department: ENS
Location: Boston Campus

In the Neither/Nor Composer Ensemble, students compose new works for the ensemble and perform each other's music. Students are expected to perform and compose every week. This ensemble focuses on contemporary concert music, with an openness to including improvisation, unconventional notational styles, and other forms of experimentation. Instrumentation is based on the instruments of the students participating in class. Curriculum focuses on a workshop approach for both composing new music and performing extended techniques, microtones, chance procedures, and other contemporary techniques. The ensemble uses guided improvisation and graphic scores as a way to generate ideas for fully notated works. Each week students write notated scores for the entire ensemble to rehearse and play. The final project includes a new composition by each student to be performed by the ensemble.  

ENDS-400

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Sean Skeete
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Written approval of course chair
Department: ENS
Location: Boston Campus, Valencia (Spain) Campus

The Directed Study – Pop Performance Studies Ensemble is similar to an independent study. The lead student (who has at least 5th-semester standing), submits the approved application and proposal and is responsible for leading the rehearsals, delegating responsibilities, communicating week-to-week goals, planning the final performance, and promoting the final performance. These sections are created to support students who desire a show of covers or original music within the pop idiom. The assigned/selected faculty is responsible for mentoring the lead student in their directorial role, and assisting students with coordinating equipment and/or performance needs with the Ensemble Department and/or College, as necessary.

The directed study application process is as follows:

  • Attend mandatory directed study meeting held during each midterm week
  • Complete online application
  • Complete detailed proposal
  • Audition and assemble a full band

ENDS-401

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Sean Skeete
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Written approval of course chair
Department: ENS
Location: Boston Campus

The Directed Study – Jazz Performance Studies Ensemble is a course designed to similar to an independent study. The lead student (who has at least 5th-semester standing), submits the approved application and proposal and is responsible for leading the rehearsals, delegating responsibilities, communicating week-to-week goals, planning the final performance, and promoting the final performance. These sections are created to support students who desire a show of covers or original music within the jazz idiom. The assigned/selected faculty is responsible for mentoring the lead student in their directorial role, and assisting students with coordinating equipment and/or performance needs with the Ensemble Department and/or College, as necessary.

The directed study application process is as follows:

  • Attend mandatory directed study meeting held during each midterm week
  • Complete online application
  • Complete detailed proposal
  • Audition and assemble a full band

ENDS-402

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Sean Skeete
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Written approval of course chair
Department: ENS
Location: Boston Campus

The Directed Study – R&B Performance Studies Ensemble is a course designed to similar to an independent study. The lead student (who has at least 5th-semester standing), submits the approved application and proposal and is responsible for leading the rehearsals, delegating responsibilities, communicating week-to-week goals, planning the final performance, and promoting the final performance. These sections are created to support students who desire a show of covers or original music within the R&B idiom. The assigned/selected faculty is responsible for mentoring the lead student in their directorial role, and assisting students with coordinating equipment and/or performance needs with the Ensemble Department and/or College, as necessary.

The directed study application process is as follows:

  • Attend mandatory directed study meeting held during each midterm week
  • Complete online application
  • Complete detailed proposal
  • Audition and assemble a full band

ENDS-403

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Sean Skeete
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Written approval of course chair
Department: ENS
Location: Boston Campus

The Directed Study – Hip-Hop Performance Studies Ensemble is a course designed to similar to an independent study. The lead student (who has at least 5th-semester standing), submits the approved application and proposal and is responsible for leading the rehearsals, delegating responsibilities, communicating week-to-week goals, planning the final performance, and promoting the final performance. These sections are created to support students who desire a show of covers or original music within the hip-hop idiom. The assigned/selected faculty is responsible for mentoring the lead student in their directorial role, and assisting students with coordinating equipment and/or performance needs with the Ensemble Department and/or College, as necessary.

The directed study application process is as follows:

  • Attend mandatory directed study meeting held during each midterm week
  • Complete online application
  • Complete detailed proposal
  • Audition and assemble a full band

ENDS-404

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Sean Skeete
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Written approval of course chair
Department: ENS
Location: Boston Campus

The Directed Study – Latin Performance Studies Ensemble is a course designed to similar to an independent study. The lead student (who has at least 5th-semester standing), submits the approved application and proposal and is responsible for leading the rehearsals, delegating responsibilities, communicating week-to-week goals, planning the final performance, and promoting the final performance. These sections are created to support students who desire a show of covers or original music within the Latin idiom. The assigned/selected faculty is responsible for mentoring the lead student in their directorial role, and assisting students with coordinating equipment and/or performance needs with the Ensemble Department and/or College, as necessary.

The directed study application process is as follows:

  • Attend mandatory directed study meeting held during each midterm week
  • Complete online application
  • Complete detailed proposal
  • Audition and assemble a full band

ENDS-405

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Sean Skeete
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Written approval of course instructor
Department: ENS
Location: Boston Campus

The Directed Study ensemble will study and perform a specific genre or artist of their liking. In this course, students will participate in weekly supervised rehearsals. Students will gain experience in performing the particular directed studies' compositions. Emphasis will be given to stylistic integrity, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy.

ENDS-406

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Sean Skeete
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Written approval of course chair
Department: ENS
Location: Boston Campus

The Directed Study – The Artist Showcase Ensemble is a course designed to be an intensive 15-week professional concert. There will be a limit of two accepted proposals for this course each semester as these courses will need intense departmental and college dedication, focus, preparation, and resources. The lead student submits the approved application and proposal and is responsible for leading the rehearsals, delegating responsibilities, communicating week-to-week goals, planning the final performance, and promoting the final performance. These sections are created to support students who desire a show of covers or original music within the pop idiom. The assigned/selected faculty is responsible for mentoring the lead student in their directorial role, and assisting students with coordinating equipment and/or performance needs with the Ensemble Department and/or College, as necessary.

The directed study application process is as follows:

  • Attend mandatory directed study meeting held during each midterm week
  • Complete online application
  • Complete detailed proposal
  • Audition and assemble a full band

Required Roles Outside of Core Band:

  • Student Leader
  • Musical Director
  • Arranger/Programmer
  • Production Manager
  • Production Assistant/Administrator
  • Sound Tech Engineer/FOH Engineer/Monitors

Optional Roles:

  • Choreographer
  • Vocal Director
  • Stylist
  • Set Design/Lighting
  • Photographer
  • Marketing/PR

ENDS-407

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Sean Skeete
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Written approval of course chair
Department: ENS
Location: Boston Campus

The Directed Study – The Advanced Artist Showcase Ensemble is a course designed to be an intensive 15-week professional concert. There will be a limit of one accepted proposal for this course each semester as these courses will need intense departmental and college dedication, focus, preparation, and resources. The lead student (who has at least 5th-semester standing), submits the approved application and proposal and is responsible for leading the rehearsals, delegating responsibilities, communicating week-to-week goals, planning the final performance, and promoting the final performance. These sections are created to support students who desire a show of covers or original music within the pop idiom. The assigned/selected faculty is responsible for mentoring the lead student in their directorial role, and assisting students with coordinating equipment and/or performance needs with the Ensemble Department and/or College, as necessary.

The directed study application process is as follows:

  • Attend mandatory directed study meeting held during each midterm week
  • Complete online application
  • Complete detailed proposal
  • Audition and assemble a full band

Required Roles Outside of Core Band:

  • Student Leader
  • Musical Director
  • Arranger/Programmer
  • Production Manager
  • Production Assistant/Administrator
  • Sound Tech Engineer/FOH Engineer/Monitors

Optional Roles:

  • Choreographer
  • Vocal Director
  • Stylist
  • Set Design/Lighting
  • Photographer
  • Marketing/PR
  • Treasurer

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