Music (MUS)

Academic Catalog: 2012–2013

  • Scott Moore, Chairperson
  • Gregory Aune
  • Brandon Dean
  • Jeffrey Hess (Visiting, 2012–2013)
  • Michael Jorgensen
  • Justin Knoepfel
  • Mark Lammers, Research Professor in Music
  • Ruth Lu Lin
  • Karrin Meffert-Nelson
  • Douglas Nimmo
  • Rick Orpen
  • Yumiko Oshima-Ryan (On leave, January and Spring 2013)
  • Patricia Snapp
  • Esther Wang
  • Steve Wright

Part-time:

  • Paul Budde
  • Molly Clinefelter
  • James DeVoll
  • John Engebretson
  • Rolf Erdahl
  • Sarah Erickson Lume
  • Beverly Gustafson
  • Paul Hill
  • Barbara Leibundguth
  • Sharon Mautner-Rodgers
  • Rebecca McConnaughey
  • James McGuire
  • Peter McGuire
  • Ann Pesavento
  • Christina Smith
  • Lauren Studt-Shoemaker
  • Phala Tracy
  • Nicholas Wayne
  • Matthew Wilson
  • Chad Winterfeldt
  • Larry Zimmerman

The study of music is an integral part of the liberal arts tradition. At Gustavus Adolphus College, the Department of Music offers a broad range of historical, theoretical, pedagogical, and performance courses that promote an integration of musical knowledge, sensitivity, skills, and critical thinking. In addition, the department contains dedicated computer workstations with composition and music performance software for opportunities to experience the integration of modern technology and music studies. Gustavus Adolphus College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. Our affiliation with this association is given due consideration in decisions affecting the College requirements for graduation.

The Bachelor of Arts in Music and the Bachelor of Arts in Music Education majors ordinarily are declared in the spring of the first year; majors are identified by a special audition on their primary instrument/voice and their enrollment in the music theory/music history sequence and performance studies. Registration in both lessons and ensembles is required each semester in residence on campus. Detailed information is provided to majors in the departmental online Music Student Handbook (gustavus.edu/academics/music/Handbook). In addition to the completion of the major, students are encouraged to choose cognate programs that meet special interests or satisfy additional requirements. Music majors often continue studies in graduate school and establish careers as educators, performers, and church musicians, or pursue other music-related careers.

Statement of Mission

The mission of the Music Department is to teach majors and non-majors how to develop their full potential as musicians and to share the department’s heritage of excellence in notable performances on the Gustavus Adolphus campus and with communities around this nation and the world.

The curriculum of the Music Department aspires to teach music students to intelligently and artistically express themselves through a broad range of genres in musical performance, composition, and discourse.

The Music Department affirms the transformational nature of a mature understanding of the core value of music in a liberal arts education and promotes a passion for lifelong engagement with music.

Music Major: A grade of C – or higher is required in all courses used to satisfy the requirements for the major. A major consists of 13.13 course credits, including:

  1. Theory, History and Pedagogy of Music: seven course credits including MUS-103, MUS-104, MUS-111, MUS-112, MUS-211, MUS-212, MUS-374, MUS-375, MUS-380, and either MUS-385 or MUS-387.
  2. Music Performance: Six course credits in lessons and ensembles divided as follows: four course credits of lessons (MUS-245 to MUS-267 and MUS-345 to MUS-367) with a minimum concentration (3 course credits) in the primary instrument/voice, and two course credits of ensembles (MUS-150 to MUS-194). Unless enrolled in student teaching or study abroad, students must include study of their primary instrument during both semesters of their senior year. All ensembles must be taken “for credit” in order to count in the major. Appropriate ensembles for voice majors are MUS-155 and MUS-156. Appropriate ensembles for instrumental majors are MUS-161, MUS-165 or MUS-170. A .25 ensemble is the required registration for all majors, unless, on the basis of audition, they are assigned to a .13 ensemble. (In the case of the latter, enrollment in a second .13 ensemble would complete the requirement.) Keyboard students may satisfy part of the ensemble requirement through supervised accompanying in MUS-140 or MUS-141. Guitar majors are encouraged to satisfy part of the ensemble requirement through MUS-175 or MUS-189.
  3. MUS-390 Senior Major Capstone Experience(.13 course in senior year.)

Music Education Major: Admission to the Music Education major is by application and interview in the Department of Education, normally during the sophomore year. Music Education majors must complete all Music major requirements (see above), plus MUS-102, Music of World Cultures; MUS-117, Improvisation (or successful completion of the departmental Improvisation Packet in their primary lessons); MUS-371, Music Arranging; MUS-378, Classroom Music Methods; an elective dance class; complete all other courses required for licensure (see Department of Education) and satisfy the requirements for vocal and/or instrumental specializations listed below. Licensure rules in Minnesota are periodically redesigned by the Board of Teaching. As a result, the Gustavus Teacher Education Programs may need to be revised. Please contact your advisor frequently for updates and to make any necessary changes in program plans.

  1. Vocal Specialization: 1.75 additional course credits:
    1. MUS-207, MUS-331, MUS-332, MUS-334, MUS-336 and MUS-338.
    2. The following adjustments in courses for the major are necessary to meet licensure requirements for this specialization:
      1. The primary instrument must be voice; i.e., 3 course credits must be earned in six semesters of applied voice.
      2. A secondary instrument must be established by 1 course credit (two semesters) of private lessons; the recommended secondary instrument is keyboard, although students with equivalent piano skills may elect a different instrument after consultation with the piano area coordinator.
      3. The primary ensemble experience must be choral (at least 1 course credit must be in MUS-155 and/or MUS-156).
      4. .25 course credit of the ensemble requirement must be in MUS-154, or 157.
      5. MUS-385 is required.
      6. Vocalists must demonstrate the ability to accompany a vocal ensemble on a keyboard instrument. This is normally accomplished in MUS-385.
  2. Instrumental Specialization: 1.5 additional course credits:
    1. MUS-330, MUS-332, MUS-334, MUS-336, MUS-338, MUS-340.
    2. The Music major ensemble requirement is increased to 2.25 course credits of which .25 course credit is required using the secondary instrument.
    3. The following adjustments in courses for the major are necessary to meet licensure requirements for this specialization:
      1. The primary instrument must be chosen from MUS-249/349 to 253/353 or, MUS-255/355 to 264/364; i.e., 3 course credits must be earned in six semesters of study on a wind, percussion or string instrument.
      2. A secondary instrument must be established by 1 course credit (two semesters) of private lessons; the secondary instrument must be chosen from a different family of instruments than the primary instrument (MUS-245 to 247 or, MUS-249 to 267).
      3. The primary ensemble experience must be instrumental (at least 1 course credit must be in MUS-165 and/or MUS-170).
      4. .25 course credit of the ensemble requirement must be MUS-160 or MUS-161 and/or MUS-173 to 194.
      5. MUS-387 is required.

Honors Programs: In addition to the completion of the Music major, students may choose to complete the requirements for departmental Honors in Music. A minimum overall GPA of 3.25 and a minimum GPA of 3.5 in music courses are required for entrance and must be maintained throughout the program.

Departmental Honors in Performance, Composition, or History-Literature: The purpose of departmental Honors is to promote individual excellence in the art of music through intensive study in performance including recitals and demonstrated scholarship in support of these performances; or through advanced analytical and creative work in composition; or through specialized courses and independent research and writing projects in history-literature. Students should consult the online Music Student Handbook for detailed information.

  1. Entrance Requirements:
    1. A minimum GPA of 3.5 is required in music courses and must be maintained throughout the program.
    2. A minimum overall GPA of 3.25 is required and must be maintained throughout the program.
    3. Submission of a Declaration of Intent for Departmental Honors in Music form to the department chair, ordinarily during the fall of the junior year.
    4. Formation of an Honors Committee consisting of the advisor, program administrator of the area, and one other member of the music faculty selected in consultation with the student. In cases where the advisor and program administrator are the same, two other members of the music faculty are selected in consultation with the student.
    5. Successful evaluation by the student’s Honors Committee of one of the following projects: for Performance, a junior recital (half recital); for Composition, a theory project or composition/performance from MUS-291; for History-Literature, a research paper from MUS-374 or MUS-375.
    6. Endorsement of the student as a candidate for the Honors Program by the music faculty.
  2. Requirements for Honors in Performance: 3.5 course credits (in addition to the major), including:
    1. 3 course credits in MUS-345 to 367 (a total of 7, a minimum of 6 in the primary instrument/voice);
    2. MUS-395 Honors in Performance (.5 course credit). This course may substitute for MUS-390 for honors in performance students.
  3. Requirements for Honors in Composition: 3.5 course credits (in addition to those required for the major), including:
    1. MUS-371, MUS-372, MUS-291 in Composition (.5 course credit), and MUS-391 in Advanced Composition (.5 course credit).
    2. MUS-396 Honors Project in Composition (.5 course credit).
    3. A minimum GPA of 3.666 in MUS-111 through MUS-212.
  4. Requirements for Honors in History-Literature: 3.5 course credits (in addition to those required for the major), including:
    1. 3 course credits chosen from MUS-102, MUS-143, MUS-202, MUS-291 in History-Literature (.5 course credit), MUS-372, MUS-391 in History/Literature.
    2. MUS-397 Honors Project in History Literature (.5 course credit).

Music Minor: A grade of C– or higher is required in all courses used to satisfy the requirements for the minor. A minor consists of five course credits, including MUS-101, MUS-103/111, and three course credits of music electives (CUR-220 may substitute for MUS-101). Interested students should meet with a member of the department for advising information.

Special Interests in Music: Music majors or minors may seek departmental recommendations for courses which meet the student’s special interests in performance, theory, composition, church music, history, and literature, or which would be appropriate for music-related graduate studies, including areas such as music-business, music-computer science, music-theatre, music therapy, and arts management.

Theory, History, and Pedagogy of Music

101 Music Appreciation (1 course) An introduction to perceptive listening and a general knowledge of music. Compositions representing the major historical styles and media from the Middle Ages to the present are studied. Similarities with other modes of artistic expression are considered. ARTS, Spring semester.

102 Music of World Cultures (1 course) This course is a study of the traditional music of selected non-Western cultures as a means to a broader understanding of music as a global phenomenon. Musical instruments, the uses of music, stylistic elements, and other features, such as dance, form the framework of inquiry. Intercultural music also is explored. Required for all Music Education majors. NWEST, Spring semester.

103, 104 Aural and Keyboard Skills I, II (.25 course .25 course) In these courses students learn basic skills of sight singing, ear training, rhythm reading, and keyboard. These courses are required of all Music and Music Education majors and require concurrent enrollment in either MUS-111 or MUS-112. MUS-103 and MUS-111, with a minimum grade of C-, are prerequisites for MUS-104. MUS-103, Fall semester. MUS-104, Spring semester.

107 Music Fundamentals for Elementary Teachers (.5 course) The rudiments of music, basics of harmony, and introduction to the keyboard, all approached from their context in the elementary school. This course is required of all Elementary Education majors unless they have taken MUS-111. Not open to first-year students. Fall and Spring semesters, first half.

111, 112 Music Theory I, II (.75 course, .75 course) In these courses students study the fundamentals of music, including notation, melody, rhythm, scales, intervals, chords, cadences, and an introduction to voice leading. These courses are required of all Music and Music Education majors and require concurrent enrollment in either MUS-103 or MUS-104. MUS-103 and MUS-111, with a minimum grade of C –, are prerequisites for MUS-112. MUS-111, Fall semester. MUS-112, Spring semester.

117 Improvisation (.13 course) The primary focus of this course is instrumental improvisation over the blues. No previous performance experience in improvisation is necessary. The course will involve jazz theory, transcription, individual study, and listening. Music Education students are encouraged to take this course. May be repeated for credit. Spring semester.

130 Diction for Singers (.25 course) In this course students will be introduced to diction for singers in English, Italian, German, and French. Students will master the International Phonetic Alphabet to facilitate diction study. Course work will include worksheets, listening and reading assignments, quizzes, and singing in English, Italian, German, and French. Prerequisites: MUS-129 or MUS-248. Spring semester, odd years.

131 Vocal Literature (.25 course) In this course students will be introduced to significant composers and classical vocal repertoire in English, Italian, German, and French. Course work will include listening and reading assignments, quizzes, presentations, and singing in English, Italian, German, and French. Prerequisites: MUS-129 or MUS-248. Spring semester, odd years.

142 Piano Pedagogy (.5 course) This course introduces college students to various methods of creative piano teaching. Students will survey piano method books, supplemental books, and technique and theory books. In addition, they will focus on developing practical piano teaching skills. Students will visit and observe well-established piano studios in the region. Finally, students will have the practical experience of teaching piano to young children. These lessons will be videotaped and included in their final evaluations. The successful completion of this course is required in order to teach In the Gustavus Piano Laboratory. Students who are interested in teaching but not currently enrolled in applied piano need the instructor’s permission to register. Co-requisite: MUS-246, MUS-346, or permission of instructor. Spring semester, even years.

143 Piano Literature (.5 course) This course will introduce piano students to the repertoire of their instrument. Students will survey the major keyboard literature from the 17th through the 20th centuries, and examine the compositional style of composers during the period. Students will listen to recordings, play examples, and analyze works of various composers. Co-requisite: MUS-246, MUS-346, or permission of instructor. Spring semester, odd years.

145 Performance Anxiety—Exploring Your Inner Being (.5 course) This course trains students in mental preparation for musical performance through deeper awareness of “inner being.” It will pursue this goal from three perspectives: the study of “dualistic mind”, the practice of Zen meditation, and body awareness. While the course prepares students for musical performance, the subjects covered apply to wider fields of performance. Guest lecturers from other disciplines (Forensics, Religion) will be included. This course consists of readings, discussions, music lessons, and performances. Students will blog about their experiences. The course culminates in a musical performance in Bjorling Recital Hall before a public audience. Concurrent enrollment in applied music lessons is required. Spring semester.

202 Choral Music Literature (.25 course) This course will involve a survey of choral music literature. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: MUS-103/ MUS-111 or permission of instructor. Spring semester.

207 Elementary Music Methods (.5 course) A study of the materials and methods of teaching music in the classroom at the elementary level. Required of all Elementary Education majors and vocal Music Education majors. Not open to first-year students. Prerequisite: MUS-107 or MUS-103/MUS-111. Fall and Spring semesters, second half.

211, 212 Music Theory III, IV (1 course, 1 course) Advanced work in harmony, sight reading, keyboard, dictation, and analytical techniques. Required of all Music and Music Education majors. Prerequisite: MUS-104/MUS-112 with a minimum grade of C-. MUS-211 with a minimum grade of C- is prerequisite to MUS-212. MUS-211 offered Fall semester; MUS-212, Spring semester.

291, 391 Independent Study in Music (Credit variable) Individual research, composition, and/or performance projects in music, designed by the student in consultation with a faculty member in the department. Fall and Spring semesters and January Interim.

330 Vocal Techniques for Instrumental Majors (.25 course) A course in basic vocal pedagogy open to upperclass Music majors and required of those seeking instrumental Music Education licensure. Spring semester, even years.

331 Vocal Techniques for Vocal Majors (.25 course) An introductory course in vocal pedagogy open to upperclass Music majors and required of those seeking vocal Music Education licensure. Spring semester, even years.

332 String Techniques (.25 course) A laboratory course covering practical playing and methods of teaching the violin, viola, cello, and double bass. Open to upperclass Music majors and required of those seeking Music Education licensure. Spring semester, even years.

334 Guitar Techniques (.13 course) A laboratory course covering practical playing and methods of teaching the guitar. Open to upperclass Music majors and required of those seeking Music Education licensure. (Students interested in basic guitar instruction should take MUS-123.) Spring semester, odd years.

336 Woodwind Techniques (.25 course) A laboratory course covering practical playing and methods of teaching the woodwind instruments. Open to upperclass Music majors, and required of those seeking Music Education licensure. Fall semester, odd years.

338 Brass Techniques (.25 course) A laboratory course covering practical playing and methods of teaching brass instruments. Open to upperclass Music majors, and required of those seeking Music Education licensure. Fall semester, even years.

340 Percussion Techniques (.13 course) A laboratory course covering practical playing and methods of teaching percussion instruments. Open to upperclass Music majors, and required of those seeking Music Education licensure. Spring semester, odd years.

268, 368 Career Exploration, Internship (Course value to be determined) Off-campus employment experience related to the student’s major. See description of the Internship Program. Normally open only to juniors and seniors.

371 Music Arranging and Transcription (1 course) Vocal ensembles and the instruments of the band and orchestra are studied through analysis, score-reading, and listening for the purpose of writing and arranging for various musical groups. Projects in scoring, transcription and arranging for several ensembles are completed. Required of all Music Education majors. Prerequisite: MUS-212. Fall semester.

372 Advanced Theory and Composition (1 course) The two principal areas of concentration for this course are theory and composition. Additional topics will be selected from the following: historical styles of counterpoint, form analysis, analytic techniques, compositional devices, and contemporary styles. Prerequisite: MUS-212. Spring semester, even years.

374 History of Western Music I (1 course) This survey course is divided into three sections of study: Music in the Medieval World; Renaissance Music; and Baroque Music. The major composers, genres, and masterpieces of each period will be examined. Music will be viewed in its social, political, and cultural contexts. Required of all Music and Music Education majors. Prerequisites: MUS-104, MUS-112, and junior or senior status. WRITD, Fall semester.

375 History of Western Music II (1 course) This survey course is divided into three sections of study: Music in the Classic Period; Music of the 19th Century; and 20th Century Music. The major composers, genres, and masterpieces of each period will be examined. Music will be viewed in its social, political, and cultural contexts. Required of all Music and Music Education majors. Prerequisites: MUS-104, MUS-112, and junior or senior status. Spring semester.

378 Classroom Music Methods K–12 (.5 course) A study of the methods of teaching classroom music in grades K –12. The course material will include activity-centered teaching techniques, Orff, Kodaly, and appropriate curriculum for non-performance classes. Projects appropriate to the various grade levels will be included. Required of all Music Education majors. Prerequisite: junior or senior status. Spring semester, first half.

380 Basic Conducting (.5 course) Beginning study of conducting as a performance skill, including conducting and rehearsal techniques, score study, transposition, and informed music listening abilities. Required of all Music and Music Education majors. Prerequisite: MUS-212. Fall semester.

385 Choral Conducting (.5 course) A study of conducting as a performance skill, the techniques of rehearsing choral ensembles, accompanying vocal ensembles, and a survey of choral literature. Ability to analyze scores to evaluate quality and degree of difficulty is developed through listening, score reading, and rehearsing. Required of all vocal Music Education majors. Prerequisites: MUS-212 and MUS-380. Spring semester.

387 Instrumental Conducting (.5 course) Study of conducting as a performance skill, including baton technique, score reading and analysis, rehearsal procedure, and development of aural acumen. Required of all instrumental Music Education majors. Prerequisites: MUS-212 and MUS-380. Spring semester.

390 Senior Music Major Capstone Experience (.13 course) In this course each student major will design and present a recital, write a paper and abstract on a work from the recital, and finish a portfolio of musical activities and projects. Required of all Music and Music Education majors. Offered annually.

395 Honors in Performance (.5 course) Individual project in performance (full recital and accompanying document) for senior majors admitted to the Honors Program in Performance. This course may substitute for MUS-390 in the major. Prerequisite: permission of advisor. Fall and Spring semesters.

396 Honors in Composition (.5 course) Individual project in composition (descriptive 250-word abstract, analytical program notes, and performance of the composition) for senior majors admitted to the Honors Program in Composition. Prerequisites: MUS-212 and permission of advisor. Fall and Spring semesters.

397 Honors in History-Literature (.5 course) Individual research project (written document and formal presentation) for senior majors admitted to the Honors Program in History-Literature. Prerequisite: permission of advisor. Fall and Spring semesters.

Performance Studies

Lessons

Note: Registration for MUS-245 to 267 and MUS-345 to 367 requires permission of instructor/area coordinator through audition. Full credit lessons are restricted to upperclass students and require special permission of the Area Coordinator. Group instruction offered at Level I. Private instruction in technique and repertoire offered at Level II. Intermediate and advanced instruction in technique and repertoire for upperclass Music and Music Education majors on their primary instrument/voice offered at Level III and requires a special audition for first time registration. (Students should note that lessons at Level I do not count toward a major in music or music education.)

123 Guitar Class (.25 course) An introduction to the study of guitar. Students will learn to read guitar music in first position (notes, chords, solo style) and strumming and fingerpicking techniques. Students must provide their own instrument. No audition required. Spring semester, even years.

128 Recorder Class (.13 course) Beginning instruction on the recorder and other early music instruments. May be repeated for credit. No audition required. Fall and Spring semesters.

129 Voice Class (.25 course) An introduction to the study of voice, vocal technique, and vocal literature at the appropriate level. Taught as a combination of class and individual lessons. No audition required. May be repeated for credit. ARTS, Fall and Spring semesters.

Keyboard (.5 course or 1 course) Technique and repertoire at the appropriate level. Open to students by audition. ARTS, Fall and Spring semesters.

Section

  • 245/345 Organ
  • 246/346 Piano
  • 247 Harpsichord

248/348 Voice (.5 course or 1 course) Technique and repertoire at the appropriate level. Open to students by audition. ARTS, Fall and Spring semesters.

Woodwinds (.5 course or 1 course) Technique and repertoire at the appropriate level. Open to students by audition. ARTS, Fall and Spring semesters.

Section

  • 249/349 Flute
  • 250/350 Oboe
  • 251/351 Clarinet
  • 252/352 Bassoon
  • 253/353 Saxophone
  • 254 Recorder

Brass (.5 course or 1 course) Technique and repertoire at the appropriate level. Open to students by audition. ARTS, Fall and Spring semesters.

Section

  • 255/355 Horn
  • 256/356 Trumpet
  • 257/357 Trombone
  • 258/358 Euphonium
  • 259/359 Tuba

260/360 Percussion (.5 course or 1 course) Technique and repertoire at the appropriate level. Open to students by audition. ARTS, Fall and Spring semesters.

Strings (.5 course or 1 course) Technique and repertoire at the appropriate level. Open to students by audition. ARTS, Fall and Spring semesters.

Section

  • 261/361 Violin
  • 262/362 Viola
  • 263/363 Cello
  • 264/364 String Bass
  • 266/366 Harp

Guitar (.5 course or 1 course) Technique and repertoire at the appropriate level. Open to students by audition. ARTS, Fall and Spring semesters.

Section

  • 266/366 Classical Guitar
  • 267/367 Jazz Guitar

Ensembles

151 Lucia Singers (.13 course) A women’s ensemble that studies, rehearses, and performs sacred and secular choral literature. Open to women students by audition. ARTS, Fall and Spring semesters.

152 St. Ansgar’s Chorus (.13 course) A male ensemble, open by audition, that studies and performs sacred and secular choral literature. ARTS, Fall and Spring semesters.

Vocal Chamber Music Ensembles (.13 course) Study and performance of vocal chamber music literature by small groups of singers under faculty supervision. Prerequisite: Audition or permission of voice faculty. ARTS, Fall and Spring semesters.

Section

  • 154 Chamber Singers
  • 157 Duets, Trios, Quartets, Opera Scenes

155 Choir of Christ Chapel (.25 course) A mixed-voice ensemble that studies, rehearses, and performs a variety of significant sacred choral literature. In addition to liturgical services and special college events both on and off campus, the choir performs a concert tour in the spring. Open to all students by audition. ARTS, Fall and Spring semesters.

156 Gustavus Choir (.25 course) A mixed-voice ensemble of approximately 70 members that studies and performs significant historical and contemporary choral repertoire. A concert tour is conducted each year, including an international tour every fourth year. Open to all students by audition. ARTS, Fall, January, and Spring semesters.

160 Adolphus Jazz Ensemble (.13 course) Study and performance of music for jazz ensemble. Open to all students by audition. ARTS, Fall and Spring semesters.

161 Gustavus Jazz Lab Band (.25 course) Study and performance of music for jazz ensemble. The Jazz Lab Band usually tours in the spring. Open to all students by audition. ARTS, Fall and Spring semesters.

165 Gustavus Wind Orchestra (.25 course) A concert wind and percussion ensemble of approximately 70 instrumentalists. The ensemble performs a variety of available repertoire. A concert tour is conducted each year, usually in January, including an international tour every fourth year. Open to all students by audition. ARTS, Fall and Spring semesters.

166 Vasa Wind Orchestra (.13 course) A concert wind and percussion ensemble of approximately 90 instrumentalists. The ensemble performs a variety of available repertoire and is open to all students by audition. ARTS, Fall and Spring semesters.

170 Gustavus Symphony Orchestra (.25 course) An orchestra employing instrumentation typical of the “Romantic” period. It specializes in the symphonic works of the 19th century and works for larger orchestra from later periods. A concert tour is conducted each year, including an international tour every fourth year. Open to students by audition. ARTS, Fall and Spring semesters.

171 Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra (.13 course) An orchestra employing instrumentation typical of the “Classical” period. It specializes in the symphonic works of the 18th century and works for smaller orchestra from later periods. Open to students by audition. ARTS, Fall and Spring semesters.

Instrumental Chamber Music Ensembles (.13 course, unless otherwise noted) Study and performance of chamber music literature by small groups of instrumentalists under faculty supervision. Open to students by audition and permission of instructor. ARTS, Fall and Spring semesters.

Section

  • 140, 141 Keyboard Accompanying (.13 course, .25 course)
  • 173 String Ensemble
  • 175 Guitar Ensemble
  • 176 Keyboard Ensemble
  • 177 Percussion Ensemble
  • 178 Handbell Choir
  • 180 Early Music Ensemble
  • 181 Flute Choir
  • 184 Woodwind Chamber Ensemble
  • 187 Woodwind Choir
  • 189 Jazz Combo
  • 190 Trombone Choir
  • 191 Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble
  • 192 Brass Choir
  • 193 Chapel Brass
  • 194 Brass Chamber Ensemble