MUSC-101 Music Ensembles - Zero Credit
Fall for 2017-2018
Spring for 2017-2018
Taught by various music faculty
as listed below.
Credits: 0
Prerequisites: None

Sections:

MUSC-101-10 Concert Choir
Fall for 2017-2018
Spring for 2017-2018
Membership by audition. The Concert Choir is a large mixed voice ensemble dedicated to the performance of exceptional choral repertoire. The ensemble rehearses and performs a wide range of literature including traditional choral pieces, large masterworks, eastern vocal traditions and the avant-garde. Also, there is substantial training in theory and aural skills as it applies to choral singing coupled with the instruction of vocal health and production mechanics. The choir functions as an integral part of the growing and increasingly unified choral music program at Georgetown. The Concert Choir performs at least one formal concert per semester on the Georgetown University Campus. They also represent the university in performances at Honorary Degree ceremonies, Faulty Convocations and Commencements. Recent concerts have featured performances of Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms, Mozart’s Requiem in D minor, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Handel’s Messiah and Schubert’s Mass in G. Last fall the ensemble performed at the Kennedy Center as part of the “Our Ocean Conference” hosted Secretary of State John Kerry and conducted by Eric Whitacre.
Music Performance Fee: $100.
Credits: 0
Prerequisites: None
MUSC-101-20 Chamber Singers
Fall for 2017-2018
Spring for 2017-2018
Membership by audition - fall only! The Georgetown University Chamber Singers is a select mixed vocal ensemble dedicated to the performance of exceptional choral repertoire for the chamber ensemble. Past performances have included the Missa Papae Marcelli by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina at the conference Trent and its Impact, and the cantata Membra Jesu Nostri by Dietrich Buxtehude accompanied by the professional Baroque ensemble Modern Musick. Academic collaborations have included the recording of Gregorian chants as ancillary support for a massive open online course (mooc) in study of the Purgatorio from Dante’s Divine Comedy. The ensemble has worked extensively with the eminent musicologist, Father Piotr Nawrot and his work in the preservation of the music of the Jesuit reductions in early 18th century Bolivia. In 2015, the ensemble gave the premier performance of his new critical edition of Villancicos en honor a San Ignacio de Loyola, for Jesuit Heritage week at Georgetown University. In April of 2016, the ensemble traveled to Bolivia to headline at the 11th Biennial International Festival of American Renaissance and Baroque Music. In spring of 2018, the ensemble will return to Bolivia to perform in the 12th Biennial International Festival of American Renaissance and Baroque Music.
Music Performance Fee $100.
Credits: 0
Prerequisites: None
MUSC-101-40 Orchestra
Fall for 2017-2018
Spring for 2017-2018
The Georgetown University Orchestra performs music of diverse styles and genres from a broad repertory. Rehearsals combine intensive concert preparation with occasional readings of works not scheduled for performance. Open to all - students do not need to be a music major or minor. Audition Required. Pass/Fail only. Concert TBD.
Music Performance Fee: $100.
Credits: 0
Prerequisites: None
MUSC-101-45 Chamber Music
Fall for 2017-2018
Spring for 2017-2018
This course explores the study and performance of chamber music literature on the highest level through individual weekly coaching sessions, masterclasses with the regular instructors and visiting ones, and public performances. This course will focus on development of musical skills (including interpretive and technical abilities), musical understanding, cooperative abilities, communication skills, and historical/theoretical knowledge. The opportunity to perform in the public concert will be available to groups demonstrating adequate preparedness at the end of the semester. Audition Required. Pass/Fail only.
Music Performance Fee: $100.
Credits: 0
Prerequisites: None
MUSC-101-60 Jazz Ensemble
Fall for 2017-2018
Spring for 2017-2018
Faculty:
Georgetown Jazz is an 18-piece jazz ensemble dedicated to promoting the American art of jazz. The focus is primarily on the historical big band sounds of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Stan Kenton and other great bands from the 1930s to the present. We also perform some contemporary arrangements and our own versions of classic tunes. All participants will develop some level skill with jazz improvisation. Georgetown Jazz performs in and around the Washington DC area, and at many university functions. Pass/Fail only. Concert TBD.
Music Performance Fee: $100.
Credits: 0
Prerequisites: None
MUSC-101-80 Guild of Bands
Fall for 2017-2018
Spring for 2017-2018
Murray, David
The Guild of Bands is a performance course much like orchestra or choir. Bands will learn the process of covering and writing songs, basic pop theory, and performance skills. We will meet weekly to critique each other's work, attend masterclasses, and handle concert preparation. Audition required. Pass/Fail only.
Music Performance Fee: $100.
Credits: 0
Prerequisites: None
MUSC-101-95 Pep Band
Fall for 2017-2018
Spring for 2017-2018
Faculty:
The Pep Band performs at home games for men's football, men's basketball, and women's basketball. The band performs current rock, pop, and hip-hop tunes of today providing excitement and a major cheering section to pump up the crowd and the team. The conductor chooses the appropriate music with help from students, integrating new cheers and rehearsing the band to be prepared at a moment's notice. Audition required.
Credits: 0
Prerequisites: None
MUSC-101-97 World Percussion Ensemble
Fall for 2017-2018
Spring for 2017-2018
Murray, David
The World Percussion Ensemble performs a variety of percussion based literature from world drumming to classical percussion ensemble music.
Audition required.
Credits: 0
Prerequisites: None
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