Academic Catalog

Music Organizations (7510)

7510:521. Guitar Chamber Music. (1 Credit)

Prerequisite: Open to all upper class instrumentalists and vocalists. Guitarists must have taken Guitar Ensemble, 7510:116. Study, coaching, and performance of major works for guitar with other instruments or voice. Major conducted ensemble for guitar majors.

7510:602. Akron Symphony Chorus. (1 Credit)

Open to University and community members by audition. Prospective members should contact School of Music two weeks before semester begins. Performs with Akron Symphony Orchestra.

7510:603. University Symphony Orchestra. (1 Credit)

Membership by audition. Organization devoted to study of orchestral literature. Full-length concerts as well as special University appearances. Major conducted ensemble.

7510:604. Symphonic Band. (1 Credit)

Membership by audition. The University Symphonic Band is the most select band at the University and performs the most demanding and challenging music available.

7510:605. Vocal Chamber Ensemble. (1 Credit)

Membership open to those enrolled in applied voice study. Coaching and rehearsal of solo and ensemble literature for voices from operatic, oratorio and lieder repertoires.

7510:606. Brass Ensemble. (1 Credit)

Membership by audition. Study and performance of literature for brass ensemble from all periods of music history. Frequent public concerts. For advanced brass players.

7510:607. String Ensemble. (1 Credit)

Membership by auditing. In-depth study and performance of chamber music literature with special emphasis on string quartet and piano trio.

7510:608. Opera/Lyric Theater Workshop. (1 Credit)

Membership by audition. Musical and dramatic group study of excerpts from operatic repertoire. Includes annual production of standard opera and/or contemporary chamber work with staging, costumes and scenery.

7510:609. Percussion Ensemble. (1 Credit)

Membership by auditing. Study and performance of literature for various percussion groups; develops skill in ensemble performance.

7510:610. Woodwind Ensemble. (1 Credit)

Membership by audition. Study and performance of woodwind literature from all periods for various combinations of woodwinds. Develops performance skills and knowledge of woodwind literature.

7510:614. Keyboard Ensemble. (1 Credit)

In-depth study of ensemble playing. Required for keyboard assistantship recipients.

7510:615. Jazz Ensemble. (1 Credit)

Membership by audition. Provides experience in jazz ensemble performance. A student is assumed to have knowledge of rudiments of music and some experience in jazz ensemble performance.

7510:616. Guitar Ensemble. (1 Credit)

See department for course description.

7510:618. Small Ensemble-Mixed. (1 Credit)

Chamber Ensemble, Baroque Ensemble and Contemporary Music Ensemble. Each is a group of diverse instruments which rehearses and performs a selected body of music.

7510:620. Concert Choir. (1 Credit)

Membership by audition. Highly select mixed choir. Performs classical literature from all periods. Campus, regional, and tour performances. "Major conducted ensemble" for vocal majors.

7510:621. University Singers. (1 Credit)

Membership by audition. Mixed ensemble devoted to performance of a wide variety of choral literature from classical to popular. "Major conducted ensemble" for vocal majors.

7510:624. Opera Chorus. (1 Credit)

Open to students and members of University community by audition. Rehearsal and production of opera and musical theatre literature with staging, costumes, and scenery.

7510:625. Concert Band. (1 Credit)

Membership by Audition. Performs the finest in concert band literature available for concert bands today.

7510:626. Marching Band. (1 Credit)

This organization is noted for its high energy performances a University football games. Enrollment is open to all members of the University student body.

7510:627. Blue & Gold Brass. (1 Credit)

The official band for Akron home basketball games. Membership is by audition.

7510:628. University Band. (1 Credit)

The University Band is open to all members of the University community and performs excellent standard band literature. All music majors are required to complete a placement audition each fall semester. Major conducted ensemble.

7510:629. Blue and Gold Brass II. (1 Credit)

The official band for Akron home ladies basketball games. Membership is by audition.

7510:630. Summer Concert Band. (1 Credit)

University of Akron Summer Concert Band is open to all wind and percussion musicians, and performs the finest in band literature.

7510:650. Chamber Choir. (1 Credit)

Membership by audition. Premiere and flagship choral ensemble. Highest level of musicianship, vocal technique, and professionalism required. Performs classical literature of all periods and genres.