MUP - Music Performance

Note: All music ensemble credits are transferable and can be used as elective credits up to 12 credits.  Most music programs require 12 ensemble credits.

MUP105 Jazz Band

1 credit    (2 lec/lab hrs/wk)  The sounds of the "Big Band" era. This group performs  regularly both locally and throughout the state. Students may be asked to audition.

MUP114 Stage Band

1 credit    (2 lec-lab hrs/wk)  A performance ensemble which rehearses and performs the appropriate musical literature chosen by the instructor. Instruction will be given to individuals as well as the ensemble on how to improve the overall musical effect. Pop ballads to jazz, both traditional and non-traditional. Intermediate and advanced musicians are admitted. Instructor consent is not required for the student to register for the class, but the student may be asked by the instructor to demonstrate their ability.

MUP121 Symphonic Choir

1 credit    (2 lec/lab hrs/wk)  A large choral ensemble performing the works of major composers, encompassing all musical periods and styles. Students may be asked to audition.

MUP123 Opera

1-3 credits    (2-6 lec/lab hrs/wk)  Operas, opera selections, operatic arias or operettas done in costumes, staging and concert style. Students may be asked to audition.

MUP125 Vocal Jazz (Southwesters)

 2 credits    (4 lec/lab hrs/wk)  Pop ballads, early rock and roll, traditional jazz, and blues will be the material rehearsed and performed by this ensemble. Emphasis will be placed upon the dynamics of live performance. Students may be asked to audition.

MUP131 Chamber Choir

2 credits    (4 lec/lab hrs/wk)  Small choral ensemble performing the major works and the octavo literature of prominent composers of every musical period. Student may be asked to audition.

MUP142 Orchestra

1 credit    (2 lec/lab hrs/wk)  Strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion performing the works of composers from every musical period. Intermediate and advanced musicians admitted. Student may be asked to audition.

MUP202A Concert Band

1 credits    (2 lec/lab hrs/wk)  A performance ensemble which rehearses and performs the appropriate musical literature chosen by the instructor. Instruction will be given to individuals as well as the ensemble on how to improve the overall musical effect.  Intermediate and advanced musicians are admitted. Students may be asked to audition.

MUP202B Community Band

1 credit    (2 lec/lab hrs/wk)  A performance ensemble which rehearses and performs marches, traditional band literature, classical literature arranged for concert band. Intermediate and advanced musicians are admitted. Students may be asked to audition.

Individual Lessons

1-2 credits    (2-4 lec-lab hrs/wk)  Individual lessons are arranged with the instructor, based upon available time and space. Instructor consent is required for all private lessons. All credits for private lessons are transferable. Music majors are expected to have a primary instrument of performance and be enrolled for individual instruction. Lessons are given for all levels of musicianship.

  • MUP183/283 Clarinet
  • MUP181/281 Flute
  • MUP187/287 French Horn
  • MUP178/278 Bass Guitar 
  • MUP180/280 Guitar
  • MUP182/282 Oboe
  • MUP191/291 Percussion
  • MUP171/271 Piano 
  • MUP184/284 Saxophone
  • MUP186/286 Trumpet
  • MUP188/288 Trombone
  • MUP175/275 Violin/Fiddle 
  • MUP174/274 Voice


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