VOCAL

UNIVERSITY CHORALE (MMM 102)

University Chorale is the collegiate large vocal ensemble at Siena Heights University. The chorale is responsible for presenting concerts both on and off campus. This organization is open to both music and non-music majors with any previous vocal experience. University Chorale will perform both sacred and secular vocal repertoire from a variety of musical genres. Students will improve their knowledge of current and historical literature, music theory and notation, sight-singing and ear-training, proper rehearsal techniques and overall ensemble performance. No audition necessary.

 

Credit Hours: 1

Prerequisite: None
Course Fee: $25
Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
Offered: FA and WI Every Year

CHAMBER SINGERS (MMM 103)

Chamber Singers is a select vocal ensemble specializing in vocal chamber music at Siena Heights University. In addition to regular concerts, Chamber Singers serve the needs of administration by performing at University and community events, both on and off campus. The Chamber Singers may also occasionally perform at local and regional school events for educational and recruitment purposes, as well as national and international performance tours. Chamber Singers perform music from a wide variety of literature, with special emphasis being given to a cappella music predominantly from the Renaissance period. Participation in University Chorale is also required.

Credit Hours: 1

Prerequisite: Audition
Course Fee: $25
Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
Offered: FA and WI Every Year

MARCHING BAND (MMM 100)

Founded in 2012, the Siena Heights Marching Band is open to all students including woodwind, brass, percussion, and auxiliary members. In addition to performing at all home football games, the band will also appear at other special events. Non-music majors and music majors are encouraged to participate. Two rehearsals are held each week. One-hour academic credit per session.

Credit Hours: 1

Prerequisite: Audition
Course Fee: $25
Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
Offered: FA Every Year

CONCERT BAND (MMM 101)

The Concert Band is an auditioned group for woodwind, brass and percussion performers that meets during the Winter session of each school year. Previous experience in high school band is desirable. Non-music majors and music majors are encouraged to participate. The group presents two or three concerts per session featuring the finest in band literature.

Credit Hours: 1

Prerequisite: None
Course Fee: $25
Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
Offered: WI Every Year

JAZZ BAND (MMM 104)

An exploration of traditional and contemporary jazz genres in an ensemble setting. Students will learn improvisational techniques along with playing in Big Band styles. Students must be proficient at their respective instrument. Performances may include both on campus and off campus events.

Credit Hours: 1

Prerequisite: None
Course Fee: $25
Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
Offered: WI Every Year

PEP BAND (MMM 104)

An exploration of traditional and contemporary jazz genres in an ensemble setting. Students will learn improvisational techniques along with playing in Big Band styles. Students must be proficient at their respective instrument. Performances may include both on campus and off campus events.​

Credit Hours: 1

Prerequisite: None
Course Fee: $25
Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
Offered: FA and WI Every Year

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE (MMM 104)

The student will learn to play percussion instruments with special attention to specific problems presented by the instrument. The student will also identify and analyze pedagogy, materials, methods, and maintenance of the specific instruments.​

Credit Hours: 2

Prerequisite: None
Course Fee: $50
Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
Offered: FA Every Year

WOODWIND ENSEMBLE (MMM 118)

The student will learn to play woodwind instruments with special attention to specific problems presented by the instrument. The student will also identify and analyze pedagogy, materials, methods, and maintenance of the specific instruments.

Credit Hours: 2
Course Fee: $50
Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
Offered: WI Every Year

SAXOPHONE ENSEMBLE (MMM 118)

The student will learn to play woodwind instruments with special attention to specific problems presented by the instrument. The student will also identify and analyze pedagogy, materials, methods, and maintenance of the specific instruments.

Credit Hours: 2
Course Fee: $50
Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
Offered: WI Every Year

BRASS ENSEMBLE (MMM 118)

The student will learn to play woodwind instruments with special attention to specific problems presented by the instrument. The student will also identify and analyze pedagogy, materials, methods, and maintenance of the specific instruments.

Credit Hours: 2
Course Fee: $50
Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
Offered: WI Every Year

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