What performance opportunities are available in the Department of Music?
The Department offers ensemble courses (the Music 140 series) that are available to all students on the campus, both majors and non-majors alike. Music majors can perform individually or as part of larger ensembles for course credit. All majors must complete three semesters of performance, but are encouraged to do more. For-credit ensembles are African Music Ensemble, Contemporary Improvisation Ensemble, Gospel Choir, Javanese Gamelan, University Baroque Ensemble, University Chorus, University Symphony, and University Wind Ensemble. Other major courses that involve performance are Jazz Theory and Performance (116AM/BM), Conducting (161A/B), Improvisation (164), Baroque Music Performance (171D), composer or genre studies that include performance of the music (180 series), and world music courses that include 11 weeks of performance lab (131-9).