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Ensembles

Large Ensembles

MUSI XX76 - Kwantlen String Orchestra I-VIII

Students will rehearse and perform a wide variety of orchestral repertoire from the 16th to the 20th century, as well as works by contemporary Canadian composers.

Note: Placement in the ensemble is by audition and interview. This course is open to all music majors and other Kwantlen students. Members of the community may participate on a non-credit basis

MUSI XX69 - Kwantlen Chorus I-VIII

Students will rehearse and perform choral works from the 16th century to the present in Western Classical tradition as well as works from the folk, jazz, popular, and musical theatre idioms.

Note: Placement in ensemble is by audition and/or interview. This course is open to all Music majors and other Kwantlen students. Members of the community may participate on a non-credit basis.

MUSI XX74 - Kwantlen Wind Ensemble I-VIII

Students will study, rehearse and perform original compositions and arrangements of repertoire for different woodwind instrument combinations. Students will, depending on enrolment and instrument type, study and perform in quartets, quintets, and larger woodwind choirs. They will perform major works from the 400-year repertoire of the woodwind ensemble literature.

Chamber Ensembles

MUSI XX71 - Guitar Chamber Ensemble I-VIII

Students will perform duo, trio, and/or quartet music for guitar ensemble. They will study classical compositions but may also perform arrangements or transcriptions of standard jazz compositions, world, and folk music.

MUSI XX72 - Piano Chamber Ensemble I-VIII

Students will be placed in small ensembles for the study, preparation and performance of four-hand and eight-hand piano repertoire and works involving piano and different instrumental or vocal combinations. They will work with an assigned instrumental or vocal partner and will accompany that person in recital and at the final jury.

MUSI XX73 - Percussion Ensemble I-VIII

Students will study and perform repertoire for percussion instruments of both definite and indefinite pitch. They will also study selected rhythmic systems of work music cultures such as African drumming and Indonesian Gamelan.

MUSI XX74 - Woodwind Ensemble I-VIII

Students will study, rehearse and perform original compositions and arrangements of repertoire for different woodwind instrument combinations. Students will, depending on enrolment and instrument type, study and perform in quartets, quintets, and larger woodwind choirs. They will perform major works from the 400-year repertoire of the woodwind ensemble literature.

MUSI XX75 - Brass Ensemble I-VIII

Students will study, rehearse and perform original compositions and arrangements of repertoire for different brass instrument combinations. Students will, depending on enrolment and instrument type, study and perform in quartets, quintets, and larger brass choirs. They will perform major works from the 400-year repertoire of the brass ensemble literature.

MUSI XX77 - Jazz Band I-VIII

Students will work on improvisation skills and chart reading in an ensemble setting. They will perform selections from the standard jazz band repertoire. Students will perform in concert both on- and off-campus throughout the semester.

MUSI XX78 - Jazz Combo I-VIII

Students will work on improvisation skills and chart reading in a small jazz combo setting. They will also prepare and perform selections from the standard jazz band repertoire. Students will perform in concert both on- and off- campus throughout the semester.

MUSI XX79 - String Chamber Ensemble I-VIII

Students will study, prepare and perform works for string duos, trios and/or quartets. Students may also work in mixed ensembles involving piano, woodwinds, brass, and/or guitar.

MUSI XX80 - Opera Workshop Ensemble I-VIII

Students will study, rehearse and perform staged solo, small ensemble and chorus repertoire from a variety of musical styles, including Opera, Oratorio, Musical Theatre and Operetta. Students will perform in concerts both on and off campus.

Note: Students will be required to perform in a variety of languages.

MUSI XX81 - Kwantlen Chamber Singers I-VIII

Students will study, rehearse and perform chamber choir repertoire in a variety of musical styles, ranging from Renaissance to the present day. They will audition for the ensemble at the beginning of each semester. Students will perform in concerts both on and off campus.

Note: Students may perform in a variety of languages