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Applied Music Instruction


School of Music

Private and/or group applied lessons are basic areas of study for all music majors and approved minors. All other students, including freshmen and transfer students entering in an undeclared major status, who desire applied instruction will be accommodated after declared majors and minors have been scheduled and if time permits.

Permission to register must be obtained from the coordinator of the respective applied area:

 Voice		Clarinet
 Piano		Bassoon
 Organ		Saxophone
 Harpsichord	Trumpet
 Violin		Horn
 Viola		Trombone
 Violoncello	Euphonium
 String Bass	Tuba
 Flute		Percussion
 Oboe		Guitar

Small Group Lessons

MUAP 113. 1 credit each semester.

Two hours per week. May be repeated.

MUAP 115. Group Voice for Theater/Dance Majors. 1 credit each semester. May be repeated for up to four credits.


Applied Lessons

MUAP 200-level. 1 credit each semester.

One half-hour lesson per week. Five hours minimum practice per week. May be repeated.

MUAP 300-level. (See below for credits.)

One hour lesson per week. Ten hours minimum practice per week for two credits; 14 hours for three credits; and 18 hours for four credits. May be repeated.


Music Ensembles

Student performing ensembles sponsored by the School of Music provide unique musical experiences for music majors and any other university students who wish to continue and develop their performing skills. The numerous large and small choral and instrumental ensembles encompass a wide range of musical styles and repertoire. Although participation in most ensembles requires an audition, several only require the permission of the director. All ensembles must be taken for credit and may be repeated. Students new to JMU should contact the music office during the registration periods for additional information.


Instrumental

MUAP 237. Marching Band (Fall Semester). 1 credit each semester.

The Marching Band will perform music and drill which is artistically structured. The repertoire will be representative of all styles of music. The Marching Band is required for two years of wind and percussion majors in the music education degree program.

MUAP 238. Concert Band. 1 credit each semester.

Open to all interested participants. A wide variety of music is utilized to acquaint the student with different types of band literature.

MUAP 239. Symphonic Band. 1 credit each semester.

The JMU Symphonic Band is a select group of brass, woodwind and percussion students who are dedicated to the performance of both traditional and contemporary band literature. The ensemble performs music of all periods and is open to any university student by audition in the fall of each year.

MUAP 344. Chamber Orchestra. 1 credit each semester.

Open to all university students. Membership is determined by audition. Music written for chamber orchestra from all periods is emphasized.

MUAP 345. University Orchestra. 1 credit each semester.

The JMU Symphony Orchestra is a participating member of the American Symphony Orchestra League. Membership is determined by audition and is open to all university students. Literature performed is from the standard symphonic repertoire.

MUAP 346. Wind Symphony. 1 credit each semester.

The JMU Wind Symphony is a highly select group of brass, woodwind and percussion students who are dedicated to the performance of wind orchestra music and chamber music for winds. The ensemble performs music from all periods and is open to any university student by audition in the fall of each academic year.

MUAP 347. Jazz Ensemble. 1 credit each semester.

Instrumental music performance ensemble of the standard "big band" instrumentation whose repertoire reflects jazz styles from the Swing Era to contemporary jazz. Admission is by audition.

MUAP 348. Jazz Band. 1 credit each semester.

Instrumental ensemble, performing the standard and contemporary repertoire of American music with emphasis on the jazz idiom. Jazz band is open to all JMU students who have sufficient ability to play the repertoire.

MUAP 349. Jazz Rock Ensemble. 1 credit each semester.

Small 10-piece ensemble consisting of winds and rhythm serving as back-up band for the Madisonians show choir. The ensemble is open by audition and/or invitation of the director.

MUAP 350. String Ensemble. 1 credit each semester.

A rehearsal and performance ensemble where students of similar technical and musical ability are grouped in traditional string or piano trios, quartets and quintets, and present public performances of important compositions from the chamber music literature of all historical periods.

MUAP 351. Woodwind Ensemble. 1 credit each semester.

Woodwind ensembles consisting of quintets or other smaller and larger combinations, limited to specially selected personnel through auditions. Concerts and other performances are prepared from a variety of literature from the classical period to the present.

MUAP 352. Brass Ensemble. 1 credit each semester.

Open to JMU students by audition. Literature ranging from the Renaissance to the 20th century will be performed using varied instrumentation. Performance experiences range from formal concerts to service-related events.

MUAP 353. Guitar Ensemble. 1 credit each semester.

The performance of guitar music from Renaissance to 20th century for duos, trios and quartets.

MUAP 354. Percussion Ensemble. 1 credit each semester.

The study and preparation for public performance of percussion ensemble literature. The ensemble is open to all university students by audition.

MUAP 355. Jazz Chamber Ensemble. 1 credit each semester.

Open by audition to students demonstrating a high degree of skill in jazz improvisation. Concerts and other performances are prepared from a variety of literature from early jazz to the present day.

MUAP 356. Flute Choir. 1 credit each semester.

Ensemble of multiple flutes, including alto and bass flutes and piccolo, which will rehearse and present concerts each semester. Flute choir is open to any flute player by audition.


Vocal

MUAP 234. Men's Chorus. 1 credit each semester.

Performs music of various styles, but with primary focus on the lighter genres. It is open to the entire male student body without audition. The director reserves the right to limit membership because of balance or space considerations.

MUAP 235. Chorus. 1 credit each semester.

Acquaints students with a variety of choral music including music that is suitable for use with school groups, and through this singing helps develop choral techniques and general musicianship. Students may participate in this ensemble without audition. However, the director reserves the right to determine its membership.

MUAP 236. Women's Chorus. 1 credit each semester.

Performs music of various styles, but with primary focus on the lighter genres. It is open to the entire female student body without audition. The director reserves the right to limit membership because of balance or space considerations.

MUAP 340. Chorale. 1 credit each semester.

A highly selected, 60-voice mixed choir that performs repertoire from the Renaissance to the contemporary era, both sacred and secular. There are opportunities to perform on and off campus.

MUAP 341. Madison Singers. 1 credit each semester.

A highly specialized vocal organization of 16 to 25 members. Membership is by audition. Repertoire is widely varied from Medieval to contemporary.

MUAP 342. Madisonians. 1 credit each semester.

A vocal ensemble performing vocal jazz literature and other contemporary American repertoire. Choreography included with appropriate music. The Madisonians group is open by audition in the spring to all JMU students.

MUAP 343. Opera Theater. 1-2 credits each semester.

The preparation and public performance of grand opera, light opera and musicals. Work will include coaching of both music and acting. Credit may vary with permission of instructor depending on the amount of time commitment. Admission is by audition only.


Keyboard

MUAP 310. Applied Piano Accompanying. 2 to 4 credits each semester.

One hour lesson a week; ten hours minimum practice per week for two credits; 14 hours for three credits and 18 hours for four credits. This course may be repeated.

MUAP 357. Piano Accompanying and Piano Ensemble. 1 credit each semester.

A course in basic accompanying skills and style characteristics required for two semesters (one fall, one spring) of all piano majors. Students will be assigned to vocal or instrumental studios and have the opportunity to perform in master class and private coaching sessions.

MUAP 358. Keyboard Performance Practicum Piano. 1 credit each semester.

Following a first year experience in a major performing ensemble, one fall and spring semester of MUAP 357, these practices will constitute the remainder of the B. M. student's ensemble requirements. The practicum is open to other qualified students with permission of the instructor.


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Last reviewed: Sept. 10, 1994
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