MUSG – Music (groups/ensembles)

MUSG 220 Central College-Community Chorus (.5)

Prerequisite: instructor’s permission. Students, faculty and local area vocalists are eligible for membership. Two concerts featuring major choral works are presented each year. (ART)


MUSG 222 A Cappella Choir (1)

Prerequisite: instructor’s permission. Members are admitted after auditions at the discretion of the director. Repertoire includes works of many styles and periods. The choir sings on many occasions throughout the school year and makes a concert tour each spring. (ART)


MUSG 223 Symphonic Wind Ensemble (1)

Prerequisite: instructor’s permission. The Symphonic Wind Ensemble is open to all students by audition. Emphasis is on the performance of quality wind band literature. Performances include on-campus concerts, a concert tour each spring and a concert preceding the annual commencement exercises in May. (ART)


MUSG 224 Central College-Community Orchestra (.5)

Prerequisite: instructor’s permission. The orchestra includes students, faculty, local and area musicians and guest artists. Several concerts featuring a variety of excellent literature are performed throughout the school year. (ART)


MUSG 225 Jazz Ensemble (.5)

Prerequisite: instructor’s permission. The group is organized to study and perform music of the American jazz idiom with emphasis on both individual improvisation and ensemble playing. Students are chosen by audition.


MUSG 226 Chamber Ensemble (.5)

Prerequisite: instructor’s permission. Devoted to the study and performance of chamber music literature, the course culminates in a public, department-sponsored performance. Students are chosen by audition from members of the primary ensemble appropriate for their instrument.


MUSG 227 Chamber Singers (.5)

Prerequisite: instructor’s permission. Concurrent enrollment in MUSG 223 Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Specializing in music for the small vocal ensemble, the group is chosen by audition from the A Cappella Choir membership. Performances include the spring tour, Christmas candlelight concerts, and occasional music theatre productions. (ART)


MUSG 229 Treble Clef Choir (.5)

Students will actively engage in choral music through sound technique, serious study of the varied repertoire and the development of artistic expression.  Students will gain a stronger appreciation for the choral art and its relationship to the larger society.  All students who can sing in the treble clef range are eligible for participation in the Treble Clef Choir.  No audition is required.  The ensemble will perform varied repertoire throughout the spring semester of the academic year. (ART)


MUSG 230 Flying Pans Steel Band (.5)

The Flying Pans Steel Band perform diverse styles of music from traditional Caribbean rhythms of calypso, soca and reggae to that of Classical Latin, disco, techno and rock. The steel drum ensemble presents a variety of concerts throughout the year, both on and off campus. All students are invited to participate. No audition required. (ART)