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Music, Ensemble (MUS-ENS) Courses

All MUS-ENS Courses may be repeated for credit.

Lower and Upper Division

MUS-ENS 101, 301 UNIVERSITY SINGERS (0-3-1)(F,S,SU). A general chorus open to all university students. No audition is necessary. Major choral works from all periods will be sung. Public performance(s) will be expected each semester. May be repeated for credit.

MUS-ENS 105, 305 MEISTERSINGERS (0-5-1)(F,S). Essentially a course in unaccompanied singing, open to all university students. The Meistersingers is the concert-touring select choir of the university. May be repeated for credit. PREREQ: Enrollment by audition and Music Department approval.

MUS-ENS 111, 311 VOCAL JAZZ CHOIR (0-3-1)(F,S). Designed to promote participation in and repertoire knowledge of literature for vocal jazz choirs. Public performance given each semester. May be repeated for credit. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

MUS-ENS 112, 312 VOX ANGELIS (0-3-1)(F/S). Designed for treble-voice singers who are interested in performing a wide repertoire of music composed for treble voices. Enrollment is open to all university treble-voice singers. Public performance(s) will be expected each semester. May be repeated for credit.

MUS-ENS 113, 313 MEN’S CHORUS (0-3-1)(F/S). Open to all male singers, the Men’s Chorus performs a broad variety of choral music written for a men’s chorus. Public performances are given each semester. May be repeated for credit.

MUS-ENS 115, 315 OPERA THEATRE (0-V-1)(F,S,SU). A course in the study and production of operas. May be repeated for credit. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

MUS-ENS 120, 320 SYMPHONIC WINDS (0-5-1)(F,S). The Symphonic Winds is the select concert band of the university. May be repeated for credit. PREREQ: Audition and/or PERM/INST.

MUS-ENS 121, 321 MARCHING BAND (0-V-1)(F). Designed to promote participation in, and repertoire knowledge of literature for marching bands. The marching band performs at all home and at least one away football game and occasionally at other university or civic events. Open to all students with the approval of the director. Graduate music students will be expected to assume leadership roles or will be assigned extra duties within the band and/or its organization. May be repeated for credit.

MUS-ENS 122, 322 ALL-CAMPUS CONCERT BAND (0-3-1)(F,S). Open to all students and community members who are able to play a band instrument. May be repeated for credit.

MUS-ENS 123, 323 PEP BAND (0-V-1)(S). Designed to promote participation in and repertoire knowledge for athletic and promotional bands. Regular public performances are required at Boise State athletic events and university and community functions. May be repeated for credit. PREREQ: MUS-ENS 121/321 with an audition and/or PERM/INST.

MUS-ENS 124, 324 WINTER DRUMLINE AND COLOR GUARD (0-V-1)(S). Designed to promote participation in and knowledge of techniques specific to marching percussion. The winter drumline performs at several home basketball games and occasionally at other university or civic events. May be repeated for credit. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

MUS-ENS 126, 326 JAZZ ENSEMBLE (0-4-1)(F,S). A modern jazz ensemble consisting of 17-20 instrumental musicians. Performance styles include traditional jazz, bebop, fusion, Latin, and avant-garde, with a strong focus on the most significant composers of the genre as well as student compositions and arrangements. This ensemble will perform publicly each semester both on and off campus. May be repeated for credit. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

MUS-ENS 127, 327 CHAMBER MUSIC (0-2-1)(F,S). Designed to promote playing in and increasing knowledge of repertoire of chamber music. A public performance is required each semester. May be repeated for credit. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

MUS-ENS 140, 340 PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE (0-3-1)(F,S). A course designed to promote playing in and repertoire knowledge of percussion ensembles. A public performance is required each semester. May be repeated for credit. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

MUS-ENS 150, 350 ORCHESTRA (0-5-1)(F,S). The Boise State University Symphony is composed of students and experienced musicians and prepares several concerts each season from the standard repertoire. An elective for non-music majors. Graduate music students will be expected to assume leadership roles or will be assigned extra duties within the orchestra and/or its organization. Audition is required for new students. May be repeated for credit.

MUS-ENS 170, 370 TROMBONE CHOIR (0-1-1)(F,S). Study and performance of music for trombone ensemble. Literature consists of original and transcribed works for multiple tenor and bass trombones. Public performances are given each semester. May be repeated for credit. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

MUS-ENS 175, 375 TUBA-EUPHONIUM ENSEMBLE (0-1-1)(F,S). Study and performance of music for tuba-euphonium ensemble. Literature consists of original and transcribed works for multiple euphoniums and tubas. Public performances are given each semester. May be repeated for credit. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

MUS-ENS 180, 380 ACCOMPANYING (0-2-1)(F,S). Practical experience in accompanying vocal and instrumental students. Open to keyboard students with sufficient technique. May be repeated for credit.

MUS-ENS 185, 385 DUO-PIANO ENSEMBLE (0-2-1)(F,S). A basic survey of duo-piano literature from the Baroque to the present. Students will learn how to cope with ensemble problems in rehearsal and performance. Class sessions will consist of performance, listening and discussion. A public performance will be presented. May be repeated for credit. PREREQ: PERM/INST.