Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Instrumental Ensembles


WLU offers students from across the campus a variety of opportunities to continue performing throughout their college career.  Most ensembles are “By Audition Only” but non-majors are encouraged to audition.  Except for Pep Band, all ensembles operate as any other course on campus; students must register for the course, are given a grade, and receive academic credit for successful participation.

Ensemble participation is required of instrumental music majors.  Minimum requirements are outlined here (below).

MUS 364 (1 cr Fall – 2 cr Spring)

MUS 264 (1 cr Fall or Spring, Marching Band Fall only)

MUS 263 (1 cr Fall or Spring, some ensembles meet every semester)

Basketball Pep Band–Prof. Brian Baldauff


Ensemble Participation Minimum Requirements for Instrumental Majors

BA in Music Education-Instrumental Emphasis

  • Brass, Woodwind and Percussion Majors:  A minimum of 4 semester hours is required in instrumental organizations.  Satisfactory completion of: 1) MUS 364 each semester of full‑time enrollment except for the semester of student teaching; 2) Marching Band (MUS 264) a minimum of the first two Fall semesters in attendance;  3) a minimum of two semesters in MUS 263 level ensembles; and 4) a minimum of two semesters of participation in choral organizations.
  • Guitar Majors:  A minimum of 4 semesters participation in MUS 364. Two semesters participation in guitar ensemble or an appropriate string ensemble. A minimum of two semesters participation in choral organizations.
  • Piano Majors:  A minimum of 4 semesters participation in MUS 364. Two semesters of MUS 374 Accompanying Practicum. A minimum of two semesters participation in choral organizations.
  • Organ Majors:  A minimum of 4 semesters participation in MUS 364. Two semesters of MUS 374 Accompanying Practicum. A minimum of two semesters participation in choral organizations.

BM in Music Performance-Instrumental Emphases

  • Brass, Woodwind and Percussion:  Minimum of 17 semester hours; a minimum of 4 semester hours is required in WLU instrumental organizations.  Satisfactory completion of: 1) MUS 364 each semester of full‑time enrollment; 2) Marching Band (MUS 264) a minimum of the first two Fall semesters in attendance; and 3) at least 1 MUS 263 level ensemble all but the last semester of full-time enrollment.
  • Guitar:  Minimum of 17 semester hours; a minimum of 4 semester hours is required in WLU instrumental organizations. Satisfactory completion of: 1) MUS 364 minimum of 4 semesters; 2) Guitar Ensemble each semester of full-time enrollment; and 3) at least 2 semesters participation in a choral ensembles.
  • Piano:  Minimum of 8 semester hours; a minimum of 4 semester hours is required in WLU musical organizations.

BM in Music Technology

  • Music Technology majors must take at least seven (7) semesters of Ensembles
  • Winds, Brass, Percussion:  Minimum of at least four (4) semester hours of Wind Ensemble
  • Voice:  Minimum of at least four (4) semester hours of University Chorus
  • Guitar:  Minimum of at least four (4) semester hours of Guitar Ensemble.
  • All Music Technology Majors regardless of performance area:  Minimum of at least two (2) semester hours of Electronic Music Ensemble.

 

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