If you have sung or played in high school choirs, community theater productions, concert band, jazz band, or other musical groups, I'd like to invite you to join or audition for any of our vocal or instrumental groups! Each ensemble may be taken as a one credit hour course. Courses MUSC 111 and MUSC 129 may be repeated for credit (a maximum of eight hours in aggregate may count toward graduation requirements).
Some of these ensembles will help you satisfy ILSA requirements. ILSA studio/workshop courses will do more than teach about the process of artistic production and performance. ILSA courses will consider such issues as communication through the arts, aesthetic values, the political, cultural and historical context of the arts, and/or the role of the audience in the arts. Requirements for the ILS Program: ILS Arts: 3 credits may be fulfilled by ARTS 310; in ARTS 322, ARTS 323, or ARTS 324 (in conjunction with the ILS Humanities Core); in an ILS Topical Cluster; or by 3 hours of applied art courses or workshops.
Jazz Band (MUSC 122.001)
Our student big band. This ensemble, which performs music from the swing era to contemporary big band charts, is open to all students, regardless of major. Faculty, staff, and community members are also welcome to perform in University Jazz Band. Auditions are required for chair placement. Preference for placement in the jazz ensemble will be given to students. Please contact Dr. William Bares at 828.250.2312 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jazz Ensembles (MUSC129)
Open to students, faculty, staff and community musicians; audition is required. These small groups perform at community and concert venues. Please contact Dr. Brian Felix at 828.250.2311 or email@example.com.
Wind Ensemble (Concert Band MUSC 121.001)
The Wind Ensemble is a select wind and percussion ensemble for students who wish to remain musically active by performing standards of the band literature. Open to any student who can qualify by audition. Please bring your instrument to the first meeting of the semester in LH 018 or contact Dr. Milton Crotts at 828.251.6530 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Symphony (MUSC 124.001)
An orchestral ensemble with an active program of concerts scheduled throughout the school year. The Symphony provides a musical outlet for students who wish to remain musically active by performing standards of the symphonic literature. Open to any student who can qualify by audition. Please bring your instrument to the first meeting of the semester in LH 018 or contact Dr. Milton Crotts at 828.251.6530 or email@example.com.
Percussion Ensemble (MUSC 128.001)
Open to all students, regardless of major, as well as faculty, staff, and community members, by permission of the instructor. The group plays a wide variety of styles including student compositions. Music reading is required, but percussion experience is not necessary. Please contact Mr. Matthew Richmond at 828.251.6447 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
String Quartet (MUSC 123.002)
A scholarship ensemble open to students by audition. For audition dates, please contact Dr. Charles McKnight at 828.251.6487 or email@example.com.
Brass Quintet (MUSC 123.003)
A scholarship ensemble open to students by audition. The group performs frequently in the WNC public schools to audiences of all ages and at many campus functions. Music ranges from the Renaissance to the Jazz Era, as well as original works brass quintet. For audition dates, please contact Dr. Charles McKnight at 828.251.6487 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
University Singers (ARTS: Chorus MUSC 111.001)
Our large choral ensemble open to all students, faculty, staff and community members, no audition required. This group sings a wide repertoire including classical, musical theater, gospel and jazz, and performs on campus and in various community and concert venues. Register and come to the first class in LH 018. Contact Dr. Melodie Galloway 828.251.6769 or email@example.com for additional information.
Jazz Choir (ARTS: Chorus MUSC 111.002) Studio 18
Auditions for Advanced Vocal Ensemble ~ Studio 18 you will need to contact Dr. Melodie Galloway.
An audition-only vocal jazz ensemble. Music of New York Voices, Vox P, Bobby McFerrin, and big-band jazz arrangements make up the repertoire; some performances will be with the University Jazz Band or Jazz Ensembles. This group will sing in campus and community concerts. Membership in University Singers is required to be a part of this ensemble. Contact Dr. Melodie Galloway at 828.251.6769 or firstname.lastname@example.org for audition dates.