Music/Performing (MUSP)

MUSP 140 Wind Symphony1 Credit

A symphony comprised of serious wind and percussion students, including music majors and non-music majors, who perform a wide variety of standard and current literature. Audition with conductor required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 141 Symphony Orchestra1 Credit

Ensemble designed to rehearse and perform symphonic literature as well as choral, opera and concerto repertoire. Audition required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 144 Jazz Ensemble1 Credit

A group utilizing stage band instrumentation and performing many local and required concert engagements. By audition; preference given to members of Symphonic Band.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 145 Chamber Ensembles1 Credit

Groups organized upon the talents and interests of the members. Specified ensembles may be offered from time to time in the format of String Quartets, Woodwind, and Brass Choirs, etc. A minimum of one public performance per each term of enrollment is required.

Prerequisites: MUSP 145, MUSP 245, MUSP 345, MUSP 445 require audition by the band director.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 146 Community Performance Organizations1 Credit

Opportunity for students and other musicians in the community to participate in various community musical groups, such as the Grand Junction Symphony. Audition with conductor is required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 147 Marching Band1 Credit

Rehearsal and presentation of musical and physical performance proficiencies. Specific skills associated with self-discipline, leadership, and individual and ensemble performance are developed. Advanced practice in physical alignment, balance, endurance, flexibility, and strength in technical competency. Available to all university students. Offered every fall semester. Monday/Wednesday/Friday 6:00-8:00 p.m., football practice field. Audition or consent of instructor required. Previous band experience highly recommended. Only MUSP 147 counts as a KINA activity credit.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 148 Chamber Orchestra1 Credit

Ensemble designed to rehearse and perform chamber orchestra works. This ensemble will involve strings as well as woodwind and brass instruments. Audition required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 150 Concert Choir1 Credit

The major large choir, open to all students and staff who enjoy singing, with final membership approved by the director. Concert Choir performs great choral literature of all types representing Colorado Mesa University in formal concerts both on and off campus including concert tours, performing large-scale masterworks with orchestra.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 156 Chamber Choir1 Credit

An advanced smaller choral ensemble which performs vocal literature from Renaissance to Contemporary art music including jazz. Chamber Choir performs on and off campus, on concert tours, and at the annual Madrigal Dinners. Staff and students are eligible by audition; membership in Concert Choir generally a prerequisite.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 157 Male Choir1 Credit

Campus-wide chorus open to all interested students and faculty. Performs all types of music written for combined men's voices. Concertizes in conjunction with other university choral ensembles and in separate performances on-off campus.

Prerequisites: Taken in sequence. Members must perform a brief audition with instructor.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 158 Women's Chorus1 Credit

Performances include the complete range of music written for combined women's voices, both on and off-campus, and in conjunction with the other university choral ensembles in Music Department concerts.

Prerequisites: Permission of director.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 159 Vocal Jazz Ensemble1 Credit

Exploration of wide range of vocal literature. Performances given, both on and off campus.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 162 Combo1 Credit

Interested students team up with a rhythm section in learning tunes and "head" charts, improving skills and making practical application of improvisation.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 240 Wind Symphony1 Credit

A symphony comprised of serious wind and percussion students, including music majors and non-music majors, who perform a wide variety of standard and current literature. Audition with conductor required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 241 Symphony Orchestra1 Credit

Ensemble designed to rehearse and perform symphonic literature as well as choral, opera and concerto repertoire. Audition required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 244 Jazz Ensemble1 Credit

A group utilizing stage band instrumentation and performing many local and required concert engagements. By audition; preference given to members of Symphonic Band.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 245 Chamber Ensembles1 Credit

Groups organized upon the talents and interests of the members. Specified ensembles may be offered from time to time in the format of String Quartets, Woodwind, and Brass Choirs, etc. A minimum of one public performance per each term of enrollment is required.

Prerequisites: MUSP 145, MUSP 245, MUSP 345, MUSP 445 require audition by the band director.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 246 Community Performance Organizations1 Credit

Opportunity for students and other musicians in the community to participate in various community musical groups, such as the Grand Junction Symphony. Audition with conductor is required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 247 Marching Band1 Credit

Rehearsal and presentation of musical and physical performance proficiencies. Specific skills associated with self-discipline, leadership, and individual and ensemble performance are developed. Advanced practice in physical alignment, balance, endurance, flexibility, and strength in technical competency. Available to all university students. Offered every fall semester. Monday/Wednesday/Friday 6:00-8:00 p.m., football practice field. Audition or consent of instructor required. Previous band experience highly recommended. Only MUSP 147 counts as a KINA activity credit.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 248 Chamber Orchestra1 Credit

Ensemble designed to rehearse and perform chamber orchestra works. This ensemble will involve strings as well as woodwind and brass instruments. Audition required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 250 Concert Choir1 Credit

The major large choir, open to all students and staff who enjoy singing, with final membership approved by the director. Concert Choir performs great choral literature of all types representing Colorado Mesa University in formal concerts both on and off campus including concert tours, performing large-scale masterworks with orchestra.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 256 Chamber Choir1 Credit

An advanced smaller choral ensemble which performs vocal literature from Renaissance to Contemporary art music including jazz. Chamber Choir performs on and off campus, on concert tours, and at the annual Madrigal Dinners. Staff and students are eligible by audition; membership in Concert Choir generally a prerequisite.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 257 Male Choir1 Credit

Campus-wide chorus open to all interested students and faculty. Performs all types of music written for combined men's voices. Concertizes in conjunction with other university choral ensembles and in separate performances on-off campus.

Prerequisites: Taken in sequence. Members must perform a brief audition with instructor.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 258 Women's Chorus1 Credit

Performances include the complete range of music written for combined women's voices, both on and off-campus, and in conjunction with the other university choral ensembles in Music Department concerts.

Prerequisites: Permission of director.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 259 Vocal Jazz Ensemble1 Credit

Exploration of wide range of vocal literature. Performances given, both on and off campus.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 262 Combo1 Credit

Interested students team up with a rhythm section in learning tunes and "head" charts, improving skills and making practical application of improvisation.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 320 Junior Recital1 Credit

Preparation and successful completion of junior-level recital/presentation in the student's concentration. Recital/presentation must be approved by the music faculty and given during the semester in which the student is registered for this course. Required for Music Performance majors. Must include scholarly program notes covering historical aspects, analytical issues, and/or performance considerations of the recital repertory.

Corequisites: 1 credit of MUSL 300-level.

MUSP 340 Wind Symphony1 Credit

A symphony comprised of serious wind and percussion students, including music majors and non-music majors, who perform a wide variety of standard and current literature. Audition with conductor required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 341 Symphony Orchestra1 Credit

Ensemble designed to rehearse and perform symphonic literature as well as choral, opera and concerto repertoire. Audition required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 344 Jazz Ensemble1 Credit

A group utilizing stage band instrumentation and performing many local and required concert engagements. By audition; preference given to members of Symphonic Band.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 345 Chamber Ensembles1 Credit

Groups organized upon the talents and interests of the members. Specified ensembles may be offered from time to time in the format of String Quartets, Woodwind, and Brass Choirs, etc. A minimum of one public performance per each term of enrollment is required.

Prerequisites: MUSP 145, MUSP 245, MUSP 345, MUSP 445 require audition by the band director.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 346 Community Performance Organizations1 Credit

Opportunity for students and other musicians in the community to participate in various community musical groups, such as the Grand Junction Symphony. Audition with conductor is required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 347 Marching Band1 Credit

Rehearsal and presentation of musical and physical performance proficiencies. Specific skills associated with self-discipline, leadership, and individual and ensemble performance are developed. Advanced practice in physical alignment, balance, endurance, flexibility, and strength in technical competency. Available to all university students. Offered every fall semester. Monday/Wednesday/Friday 6:00-8:00 p.m., football practice field. Audition or consent of instructor required. Previous band experience highly recommended. Only MUSP 147 counts as a KINA activity credit.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 348 Chamber Orchestra1 Credit

Ensemble designed to rehearse and perform chamber orchestra works. This ensemble will involve strings as well as woodwind and brass instruments. Audition required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 350 Concert Choir1 Credit

The major large choir, open to all students and staff who enjoy singing, with final membership approved by the director. Concert Choir performs great choral literature of all types representing Colorado Mesa University in formal concerts both on and off campus including concert tours, performing large-scale masterworks with orchestra.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 356 Chamber Choir1 Credit

An advanced smaller choral ensemble which performs vocal literature from Renaissance to Contemporary art music including jazz. Chamber Choir performs on and off campus, on concert tours, and at the annual Madrigal Dinners. Staff and students are eligible by audition; membership in Concert Choir generally a prerequisite.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 357 Male Choir1 Credit

Campus-wide chorus open to all interested students and faculty. Performs all types of music written for combined men's voices. Concertizes in conjunction with other university choral ensembles and in separate performances on-off campus.

Prerequisites: Taken in sequence. Members must perform a brief audition with instructor.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 358 Women's Chorus1 Credit

Performances include the complete range of music written for combined women's voices, both on and off-campus, and in conjunction with the other university choral ensembles in Music Department concerts.

Prerequisites: Permission of director.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 359 Vocal Jazz Ensemble1 Credit

Exploration of wide range of vocal literature. Performances given, both on and off campus.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 362 Combo1 Credit

Interested students team up with a rhythm section in learning tunes and "head" charts, improving skills and making practical application of improvisation.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 365 Opera Workshop1 Credit

Development of vocal performance operatic skills for majors and minors within a musical and theatrical workshop. Operatic repertoire selected for class study. Stage movement, character study, audition techniques, resume construction and mock auditions incorporated.

Prerequisites: Completion of Sophomore Review.

Corequisites: MUSL 337.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 395 Independent Study1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 6 credit hours.

MUSP 396 Topics1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

MUSP 420 Senior Recital/Presentation1 Credit

Preparation and successful completion of senior-level recital/presentation in the student's concentration. Recital/presentation must be approved by the music faculty and given during the semester in which the student is registered for this course. A music recital is required for Performance and Music Education majors and must include scholarly program notes (required for the official printed senior recital program) covering historical aspects, analytical issues, and/or performance considerations of the recital repertory. Students in the Liberal Arts or Elective Studies in Business programs may likewise present recital or, alternatively, may elect to give a faculty-approved "capstone presentation" (e.g., lecture/recital; lecture/demonstration; or other presentation of creative work such as video, original compositions, arrangements, etc.).Performance majors take this course for two credits; all other music majors take this course for one credit.

MUSP 440 Wind Symphony1 Credit

A symphony comprised of serious wind and percussion students, including music majors and non-music majors, who perform a wide variety of standard and current literature. Audition with conductor required.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSP 441 Symphony Orchestra1 Credit

Ensemble designed to rehearse and perform symphonic literature as well as choral, opera and concerto repertoire. Audition required.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSP 444 Jazz Ensemble1 Credit

A group utilizing stage band instrumentation and performing many local and required concert engagements. By audition; preference given to members of Symphonic Band.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSP 445 Chamber Ensembles1 Credit

Groups organized upon the talents and interests of the members. Specified ensembles may be offered from time to time in the format of String Quartets, Woodwind, and Brass Choirs, etc. A minimum of one public performance per each term of enrollment is required.

Prerequisites: MUSP 145, MUSP 245, MUSP 345, MUSP 445 require audition by the band director.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSP 446 Community Performance Organizations1 Credit

Opportunity for students and other musicians in the community to participate in various community musical groups, such as the Grand Junction Symphony. Audition with conductor is required.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSP 447 Marching Band1 Credit

Rehearsal and presentation of musical and physical performance proficiencies. Specific skills associated with self-discipline, leadership, and individual and ensemble performance are developed. Advanced practice in physical alignment, balance, endurance, flexibility, and strength in technical competency. Available to all university students. Offered every fall semester. Monday/Wednesday/Friday 6:00-8:00 p.m., football practice field. Audition or consent of instructor required. Previous band experience highly recommended. Only MUSP 147 counts as a KINA activity credit.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSP 448 Chamber Orchestra1 Credit

Ensemble designed to rehearse and perform chamber orchestra works. This ensemble will involve strings as well as woodwind and brass instruments. Audition required.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSP 450 Concert Choir1 Credit

The major large choir, open to all students and staff who enjoy singing, with final membership approved by the director. Concert Choir performs great choral literature of all types representing Colorado Mesa University in formal concerts both on and off campus including concert tours, performing large-scale masterworks with orchestra.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSP 456 Chamber Choir1 Credit

An advanced smaller choral ensemble which performs vocal literature from Renaissance to Contemporary art music including jazz. Chamber Choir performs on and off campus, on concert tours, and at the annual Madrigal Dinners. Staff and students are eligible by audition; membership in Concert Choir generally a prerequisite.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSP 457 Male Choir1 Credit

Campus-wide chorus open to all interested students and faculty. Performs all types of music written for combined men's voices. Concertizes in conjunction with other university choral ensembles and in separate performances on-off campus.

Prerequisites: Taken in sequence. Members must perform a brief audition with instructor.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSP 458 Women's Chorus1 Credit

Performances include the complete range of music written for combined women's voices, both on and off-campus, and in conjunction with the other university choral ensembles in Music Department concerts.

Prerequisites: Permission of director.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSP 459 Vocal Jazz Ensemble1 Credit

Exploration of wide range of vocal literature. Performances given, both on and off campus.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSP 462 Combo1 Credit

Interested students team up with a rhythm section in learning tunes and "head" charts, improving skills and making practical application of improvisation.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSP 465 Opera Scenes1 Credit

Continuation of artistic and technical skills introduced in MUSP 365. Focus on operatic production of staged, public performance of either selected opera scenes or a one or two-act opera.

Prerequisites: Completion of Sophomore Review or instructor approval.

Corequisites: MUSL 437 or permission of instructor.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSP 495 Independent Study1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 6 credit hours.

MUSP 496 Topics1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.