Dec 01, 2022  
2018-2019 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


@ = Indicates a non-liberal arts course. Please refer to College Credit Policies  for a description of non-liberal arts credits.

 

Performance Ensembles

Courses are offered each semester unless otherwise designated.

Note: Ensembles are conducted and/or coached by faculty members and usually give scheduled public performances. Membership in performance ensembles is by audition except where indicated (*).

  
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    @MUAP 355 - Phoenix Club*


    0.5 Credit(s)

    An auditioned choral ensemble open to all students on campus who sing in the soprano and alto range. Several concerts are scheduled each semester. A commitment for both Fall and Spring semesters is expected. Students must also concurrently rehearse weekly and perform in Crane Chorus to fulfill the required ensemble credit. The purpose of Phoenix Club is to study the finest choral literature appropriate for a college level treble choir, and to perform at the highest level. The choir provides a musical and educational service to the campus and greater choral community. It fosters opportunities for student musical leadership and choral music education preparation. Co-registration in @MUAP 350  Crane Chorus is required. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 356 - Hosmer Singers*


    0.5 Credit(s)

    A mixed voice choral ensemble (SATB), the Hosmer Singers is a non-auditioned ensemble open to all students on campus. Students must also concurrently rehearse weekly and perform in Crane Chorus to fulfill the required major ensemble credit. Repertoire spans a wide spectrum, with special commitment to explore the music of diverse cultures. Commitment to both fall and spring semesters is expected. Co-registration in @MUAP 350  Crane Chorus is required. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 357 - Men’s Ensemble*


    1 Credit(s)

    A non-auditioned choral ensemble open to all male students on campus; required of new male vocal majors. Several concerts are scheduled each semester. A commitment for both Fall and Spring semesters is expected. Students must also concurrently rehearse weekly and perform in Crane Chorus to fulfill the required ensemble credit. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 358 - Crane Concert Choir


    0.5 Credit(s)

    An auditioned select mixed-voiced (SATB) choral ensemble with an active performance schedule. Singers must also concurrently rehearse weekly and perform in Crane Chorus to fulfill the required major ensemble credit. A commitment for both fall and spring semesters is expected. Co-registration in @MUAP 650  Crane Chorus is required. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 360 - String Orchestra


    1 Credit(s)

    The String Orchestra concentrates on the study and performance of repertoire written for string ensemble, ranging from baroque to contemporary. Membership is drawn from qualified students on campus. For non-music majors, contact orchestra director for registration and audition information. Attendance at all rehearsals and concerts is required. As warranted.

  
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    @MUAP 361 - Crane Chamber Music


    1 Credit(s)

  
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    @MUAP 362 - Crane Symphony Orchestra


    1 Credit(s)

    The Crane Symphony Orchestra draws its membership from qualified students on campus. This is a large ensemble that concentrates on the study and performance of orchestral, concerto, opera and choral/orchestra masterworks. Attendance at all rehearsals and concerts is required. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 363 - String Quartets


    1 Credit(s)

    Weekly coachings in selected string quartet repertoire, culminating in a final performance. Interested students should seek to form a group prior to registering for the course, or contact the instructor for assistance. Appropriate repertoire will be selected in collaboration with the coach. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 364 - Brass Quintets


    1 Credit(s)

    Weekly coachings in selected brass quintet repertoire, culminating in a final performance. Interested students should seek to form a quintet prior to registering for the course, or contact the instructor for assistance. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 365 - Crane Brass Ensemble


    1 Credit(s)

    Preparation and performance of standard works in the brass ensemble repertoire. Instrumentation comprised of 6 trumpets, 4 horns, 4 trombones, 2 euphoniums, 2 tubas, and 5 percussion. Fall.

  
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    @MUAP 367 - Harp Ensemble


    1 Credit(s)

    The Crane Harp Ensemble plays original compositions and transcriptions for multiple harps, sometimes in collaboration with other instruments. This ensemble is open to all harp majors and also to non-music majors and community members by audition/permission of instructor. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 368 - Chamber Music


    1 Credit(s)

    Designed for chamber music ensembles not covered by other course numbers. Membership in ensemble is by audition or selection by instructor. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit. As warranted.

  
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    @MUAP 369 - Vocal Chamber Music


    1 Credit(s)

    Weekly coachings in selected vocal chamber music repertoire, culminating in a final performance. Interested students should seek to form a group prior to registering for the course, or contact the instructor for assistance. Appropriate repertoire will be selected in collaboration with the instructor and student’s voice instructor. As warranted.

  
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    @MUAP 370 - Crane Wind Ensemble


    1 Credit(s)

    The Crane Wind Ensemble (CWE) includes approximately 56 musicians who perform as a full wind band and also in smaller chamber wind groups. The CWE comprises the most outstanding wind and percussion majors in the Crane School of Music who are selected by studio faculty through semesterly audition. The group is further augmented by members of the double bass, piano and harp studios as repertoire necessitates. This ensemble is dedicated to the performance of the finest wind repertoire, regardless of period or disposition of instrumental forces. The CWE is also dedicated to the music of our time, commissioning and premiering the latest works for wind band by contemporary composers. Flexible instrumentation and player rotation provide members of the ensemble with a variety of responsibilities, challenges, and playing experiences. In addition to tours, the CWE performs at least three programs per semester. As warranted.

  
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    @MUAP 371 - Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble


    1 Credit(s)

    Rehearsal, study and performance of standard repertoire, including original and transcribed works, for the tuba and euphonium ensemble. Instructor permission required. Fall.

  
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    @MUAP 372 - Crane Trombone Ensemble


    1 Credit(s)

    The Crane Trombone Ensemble studies and performs original music and transcriptions/arrangements of music from virtually every musical genre. Music for trombone groupings from 3 to 16 parts will be used in the class. Fall.

  
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    @MUAP 373 - Horn Choir


    1 Credit(s)

    Prepare and perform diverse styles of horn ensemble repertoire for group sizes 4 - 20+ players. Fall.

    Prerequisite(s): permission.
  
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    @MUAP 374 - Crane Jazz Ensemble


    1 Credit(s)

    Large, big band jazz ensemble, performing a wide variety of literature. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 375 - Guitar Ensemble


    1 Credit(s)

    The preparation and performance of chamber music for multiple guitars and for guitar with other instruments. Although primarily directed toward Crane guitar majors, the course is open to non-music majors with classical guitar experience by audition. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 376 - Crane Percussion Ensemble


    1 Credit(s)

    Composed of percussion students at The Crane School of Music, the Crane Percussion Ensemble specializes in the united performance of percussion instruments. The ensemble performs, in concert, music composed and written for percussion ensemble. The ensemble is a setting for learning literature representative of functional, aesthetic, and extremist styles of composition, as well as new music composed by today’s contemporary composers. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 377 - Crane Latin Ensemble


    1 Credit(s)

    This ensemble is intended to provide an introduction to the musical styles and forms known as salsa. These genres and styles are investigated through performing a wide variety of musical compositions from the Latin and Latin jazz repertory. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 380 - Crane Flute Ensemble


    1 Credit(s)

    Fall.

  
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    @MUAP 381 - Clarinet Quartets


    1 Credit(s)

    The study and performance of repertoire for clarinet quartet. This course will include weekly coaching sessions throughout the semester discussing and implementing elements of chamber music playing through an ensemble experience. Proper attention to intonation, blending, phrase shaping and performance etiquette will be addressed. Ensembles are expected to rehearse a minimum of one time between coachings. Ensembles will perform at least once during the semester of the course. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 382 - Woodwind Quintets


    1 Credit(s)

    This course will include weekly coaching sessions throughout the semester discussing and implementing elements of chamber music playing through an ensemble experience. Proper attention to intonation, blending, phrase shaping and performance etiquette will be addressed. Ensembles are expected to arrive at each coaching session prepared and having rehearsed a minimum of once between coachings. Ensembles will perform at least once during the semester of the course. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 383 - Clarinet Choir


    1 Credit(s)

    Rehearsal, study and performance of standard repertoire, including original and transcribed works, for an ensemble of instruments in the clarinet family, including Eb soprano, Bb soprano, Eb alto, Bb bass, Eb contra-alto, Bb contra-bass clarinets, string bass, and percussion. Participation is open to all qualified clarinetists after consultation with instructor. Fall.

  
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    @MUAP 384 - Guitar Quartets


    1 Credit(s)

    The preparation and performance of music for guitar quartet. Enrollment is restricted by invitation of the instructor only. Fall & Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 386 - Crane Saxophone Choir


    1 Credit(s)

    The ensemble studies and performs original music for saxophone ensemble, as well as transcriptions/arrangements, from a wide variety of musical genres. Instructor permission required. Fall.

  
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    @MUAP 387 - Crane Symphonic Band


    1 Credit(s)

    The Symphonic Band and Concert Band are co-equal ensembles of approximately 72 musicians each. Placements are made by studio faculty through auditions taking place at the beginning of each semester. These bands consist primarily of instrumental music majors and perform a broad range of wind band repertoire, representative of all historical periods and styles. The Symphonic and Concert Bands perform two concerts each semester, with the first being a shared program. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 388 - Crane Concert Band


    1 Credit(s)

    The Symphonic Band and Concert Band are co-equal ensembles of approximately 72 musicians each. Placements are made by studio faculty through auditions taking place at the beginning of each semester. These bands consist primarily of instrumental music majors and perform a broad range of wind band repertoire, representative of all historical periods and styles. The Symphonic and Concert Bands perform two concerts each semester, with the first being a shared program. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 391 - Contemporary Music Ensemble


    1 Credit(s)

    Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 392 - Jazz Band


    1 Credit(s)

    Large jazz ensembles (big band) performing wide variety of literature. Admission by audition. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 393 - Small Jazz Groups


    1 Credit(s)

    Class members form small groups, perform for evaluation in laboratory situation. Previous jazz performance experience required. Beginning Jazz Improvisation or instructor permission required. Fall & Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 394 - Opera Ensemble & Production


    1 Credit(s)

    Offers students who are cast in the production and/or scenes workshop the opportunity to synthesize a variety of artistic, performing and expressive experiences that may greatly enhance their overall technical skills in music, singing, dramatic skills and movement. Productions are typically cast during the first week of each semester by competitive audition. A variety of repertoire continues to be explored from early and classical period opera, to operetta and contemporary genres (20thcentury opera and new works). A rigorous rehearsal schedule, participation in technical support aspects, and education outreach activities provide plentiful opportunities for deeper appreciation of all forms of fine and performing arts. Fall and Spring.

  
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    MUAP 395 - Special Topics


    1-12 Credit(s)

  
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    @MUAP 396 - Opera Orchestra


    1 Credit(s)

    Preparation and performance of a fully-staged operatic work. Size of instrumental ensemble depends on specific work being performed, which is drawn from Baroque through contemporary operatic and musical theatre repertoire. Fall.

  
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    MUAP 398 - Tutorial


    1-3 Credit(s)

  
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    MUAP 495 - Special Topics


    1-12 Credit(s)

  
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    MUAP 498 - Tutorial


    1-3 Credit(s)

  
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    @MUAP 610 - Potsdam Community Chorus*


    1 Credit(s)

    A non-auditioned choral ensemble for liberal arts students, college faculty and staff, community members and music majors. Quality literature representing the wide choral spectrum is studied and performed at one major concert each semester. All music majors must also concurrently rehearse weekly and perform in Crane Chorus to fulfill the required ensemble credit. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 620 - West African Drumming and Dancing Ensemble


    1 Credit(s)

    Gen Ed: AE credit.
    In this course, students will learn to perform music from Ghana, Togo and neighboring countries of West Africa, culminating in a final performance for the Crane and Potsdam community at the end of the semester. Weekly rehearsals will focus on learning timeline patterns, drum patterns, song melodies, dance movements, foreign language texts, aural and listening skills, improvisation, and multiple-part playing associated with the selected repertoire. No previous experience required. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 636 - Saxophone Quartets


    1 Credit(s)

    Permission of instructor required. This course will include weekly coaching sessions through the semester discussing and implementing elements of chamber music playing through an ensemble experience. Proper attention to intonation, blending, phrase shaping and performance etiquette will be addressed. Ensembles are expected to arrive at each coaching session prepared and having rehearsed a minimum of one time between coachings. Ensembles will perform at least once during the semester of the course. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 638 - Repertory Percussion Ensemble


    1 Credit(s)

    Open to percussion students and to those who successfully audition for the ensemble. The ensemble performs in concert standard literature representing the functional and aesthetic styles of compositions. The ensemble rehearses in a workshop setting where student can guest conduct and perform, as well as in chamber music settings. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 640 - Crane Trumpet Ensemble


    1 Credit(s)

  
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    @MUAP 641 - Crane Marimba Ensemble


    1 Credit(s)

    Composed of percussion students and those who play marimba and to those who successfully audition for the ensemble. The ensemble learns and performs music composed for the marimba band and is featured on the percussion ensemble concert, as well as in informal settings. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 647 - Early Music Ensemble


    1 Credit(s)

  
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    @MUAP 650 - Crane Chorus*


    0.5 Credit(s)

    A non-auditioned choral ensemble open to all students on campus. Co-registration in one of the major choral ensembles (@MUAP 355 , @MUAP 356 , @MUAP 357 , or @MUAP 358 ) is normally required and must occur to fulfill the required major ensemble credit. One major concert is scheduled at the end of each semester. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 655 - Phoenix Club*


    0.5 Credit(s)

    An auditioned choral ensemble open to all students on campus who sing in the soprano and alto range. Several concerts are scheduled each semester. A commitment for both Fall and Spring semesters is expected. Students must also concurrently rehearse weekly and perform in Crane Chorus to fulfill the required ensemble credit. The purpose of Phoenix Club is to study the finest choral literature appropriate for a college level treble choir, and to perform at the highest level. The choir provides a musical and educational service to the campus and greater choral community. It fosters opportunities for student musical leadership and choral music education preparation. Co-registration in MUAP 350  Crane Chorus is required. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 656 - Hosmer Singers*


    0.5 Credit(s)

    A mixed voice choral ensemble (SATB), the Hosmer Singers is a non-auditioned ensemble open to all students on campus. Students must also concurrently rehearse weekly and perform in Crane Chorus to fulfill the required major ensemble credit. Repertoire spans a wide spectrum, with special commitment to explore the music of diverse cultures. Commitment to both fall and spring semesters is expected. Co-registration in MUAP 350  Crane Chorus is required. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 657 - Men’s Ensemble*


    1 Credit(s)

    A non-auditioned choral ensemble open to all male students on campus; required of new male vocal majors. Several concerts are scheduled each semester. A commitment for both Fall and Spring semesters is expected. Students must also concurrently rehearse weekly and perform in Crane Chorus to fulfill the required ensemble credit. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 658 - Crane Concert Choir


    0.5 Credit(s)

    An auditioned select mixed-voiced (SATB) choral ensemble with an active performance schedule. Singers must also concurrently rehearse weekly and perform in Crane Chorus to fulfill the required major ensemble credit. A commitment for both fall and spring semesters is expected. Co-registration in @MUAP 650  Crane Chorus is required. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 660 - String Orchestra


    1 Credit(s)

    The String Orchestra concentrates on the study and performance of repertoire written for string ensemble, ranging from baroque to contemporary. Membership is drawn from qualified students on campus. For non-music majors, contact orchestra director for registration and audition information. Attendance at all rehearsals and concerts is required. As warranted.

  
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    @MUAP 661 - Crane Chamber Music


    1 Credit(s)

  
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    @MUAP 662 - Crane Symphony Orchestra


    1 Credit(s)

    The Crane Symphony Orchestra draws its membership from qualified students on campus. This is a large ensemble that concentrates on the study and performance of orchestral, concerto, opera and choral/orchestra masterworks. Attendance at all rehearsals and concerts is required. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 663 - String Quartets


    1 Credit(s)

    Weekly coachings in selected string quartet repertoire, culminating in a final performance. Interested students should seek to form a group prior to registering for the course, or contact the instructor for assistance. Appropriate repertoire will be selected in collaboration with the coach. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 664 - Brass Quintets


    1 Credit(s)

    Weekly coachings in selected brass quintet repertoire, culminating in a final performance. Interested students should seek to form a quintet prior to registering for the course, or contact the instructor for assistance. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 665 - Crane Brass Ensemble


    1 Credit(s)

    Preparation and performance of standard works in the brass ensemble repertoire. Instrumentation comprised of 6 trumpets, 4 horns, 4 trombones, 2 euphoniums, 2 tubas, and 5 percussion. Fall.

  
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    @MUAP 667 - Harp Ensemble


    1 Credit(s)

    The Crane Harp Ensemble plays original compositions and transcriptions for multiple harps, sometimes in collaboration with other instruments. This ensemble is open to all harp majors and also to non-music majors and community members by audition/permission of instructor. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 668 - Chamber Music


    1 Credit(s)

    Designed for chamber music ensembles not covered by other course numbers. Membership in ensemble is by audition or selection by instructor. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit. As warranted.

  
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    @MUAP 669 - Vocal Chamber Music


    1 Credit(s)

    Weekly coachings in selected vocal chamber music repertoire, culminating in a final performance. Interested students should seek to form a group prior to registering for the course, or contact the instructor for assistance. Appropriate repertoire will be selected in collaboration with the instructor and student’s voice instructor. As warranted.

  
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    @MUAP 670 - Crane Wind Ensemble


    1 Credit(s)

    The Crane Wind Ensemble (CWE) includes approximately 56 musicians who perform as a full wind band and also in smaller chamber wind groups. The CWE comprises the most outstanding wind and percussion majors in the Crane School of Music who are selected by studio faculty through semesterly audition. The group is further augmented by members of the double bass, piano and harp studios as repertoire necessitates. This ensemble is dedicated to the performance of the finest wind repertoire, regardless of period or disposition of instrumental forces. The CWE is also dedicated to the music of our time, commissioning and premiering the latest works for wind band by contemporary composers. Flexible instrumentation and player rotation provide members of the ensemble with a variety of responsibilities, challenges, and playing experiences. In addition to tours, the CWE performs at least three programs per semester. As warranted.

  
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    @MUAP 671 - Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble


    1 Credit(s)

    Rehearsal, study and performance of standard repertoire, including original and transcribed works, for the tuba and euphonium ensemble. Instructor permission required. Fall.

  
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    @MUAP 672 - Crane Trombone Ensemble


    1 Credit(s)

    The Crane Trombone Ensemble studies and performs original music and transcriptions/arrangements of music from virtually every musical genre. Music for trombone groupings from 3 to 16 parts will be used in the class. Fall.

  
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    @MUAP 673 - Horn Choir


    1 Credit(s)

    Prepare and perform diverse styles of horn ensemble repertoire for group sizes 4 - 20+ players. Fall.

    Prerequisite(s): permission.
  
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    @MUAP 674 - Crane Jazz Ensemble


    1 Credit(s)

    Large, big band jazz ensemble, performing a wide variety of literature. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 675 - Guitar Ensemble


    1 Credit(s)

    The preparation and performance of chamber music for multiple guitars and for guitar with other instruments. Although primarily directed toward Crane guitar majors, the course is open to non-music majors with classical guitar experience by audition. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 676 - Crane Percussion Ensemble


    1 Credit(s)

    Composed of percussion students at The Crane School of Music, the Crane Percussion Ensemble specializes in the united performance of percussion instruments. The ensemble performs, in concert, music composed and written for percussion ensemble. The ensemble is a setting for learning literature representative of functional, aesthetic, and extremist styles of composition, as well as new music composed by today’s contemporary composers. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 677 - Crane Latin Ensemble


    1 Credit(s)

    This ensemble is intended to provide an introduction to the musical styles and forms known as salsa. These genres and styles are investigated through performing a wide variety of musical compositions from the Latin and Latin jazz repertory. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 680 - Crane Flute Ensemble


    1 Credit(s)

    Fall.

  
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    @MUAP 681 - Clarinet Quartets


    1 Credit(s)

    The study and performance of repertoire for clarinet quartet. This course will include weekly coaching sessions throughout the semester discussing and implementing elements of chamber music playing through an ensemble experience. Proper attention to intonation, blending, phrase shaping and performance etiquette will be addressed. Ensembles are expected to rehearse a minimum of one time between coachings. Ensembles will perform at least once during the semester of the course. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 682 - Woodwind Quintets


    1 Credit(s)

    This course will include weekly coaching sessions throughout the semester discussing and implementing elements of chamber music playing through an ensemble experience. Proper attention to intonation, blending, phrase shaping and performance etiquette will be addressed. Ensembles are expected to arrive at each coaching session prepared and having rehearsed a minimum of once between coachings. Ensembles will perform at least once during the semester of the course. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 683 - Clarinet Choir


    1 Credit(s)

    Rehearsal, study and performance of standard repertoire, including original and transcribed works, for an ensemble of instruments in the clarinet family, including Eb soprano, Bb soprano, Eb alto, Bb bass, Eb contra-alto, Bb contra-bass clarinets, string bass, and percussion. Participation is open to all qualified clarinetists after consultation with instructor. Fall.

  
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    @MUAP 684 - Guitar Quartets


    1 Credit(s)

    The preparation and performance of music for guitar quartet. Enrollment is restricted by invitation of the instructor only. Fall & Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 687 - Crane Symphonic Band


    1 Credit(s)

    The Symphonic Band and Concert Band are co-equal ensembles of approximately 72 musicians each. Placements are made by studio faculty through auditions taking place at the beginning of each semester. These bands consist primarily of instrumental music majors and perform a broad range of wind band repertoire, representative of all historical periods and styles. The Symphonic and Concert Bands perform two concerts each semester, with the first being a shared program. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 691 - Contemporary Music Ensemble


    1 Credit(s)

    Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 692 - Jazz Band


    1 Credit(s)

    Large jazz ensembles (big band) performing wide variety of literature. Admission by audition. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 693 - Small Jazz Groups


    1 Credit(s)

    Class members form small groups, perform for evaluation in laboratory situation. Previous jazz performance experience required. Beginning Jazz Improvisation or instructor permission required. Fall & Spring.

  
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    @MUAP 694 - Opera Ensemble & Production


    1 Credit(s)

    Offers students who are cast in the production and/or scenes workshop the opportunity to synthesize a variety of artistic, performing and expressive experiences that may greatly enhance their overall technical skills in music, singing, dramatic skills and movement. Productions are typically cast during the first week of each semester by competitive audition. A variety of repertoire continues to be explored from early and classical period opera, to operetta and contemporary genres (20thcentury opera and new works). A rigorous rehearsal schedule, participation in technical support aspects, and education outreach activities provide plentiful opportunities for deeper appreciation of all forms of fine and performing arts. Fall and Spring.

  
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    MUAP 695 - Special Topics


    1-12 Credit(s)

  
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    @MUAP 696 - Opera Orchestra


    1 Credit(s)

    Preparation and performance of a fully-staged operatic work. Size of instrumental ensemble depends on specific work being performed, which is drawn from Baroque through contemporary operatic and musical theatre repertoire. Fall.

  
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    MUAP 698 - Tutorial


    1-3 Credit(s)


Philosophy

Required courses are taught on a regular rotation. See Chair.

  
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    PHIL 100 - Introduction to Philosophy


    3 or 4 Credit(s)

    Gen Ed: PI credit; some sections FC.
    Exploration of subject matter, problems, methods and aims of philosophy. Specific content determined by instructor. Fall and Spring.

  
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    PHIL 102 - Philosophy of the Liberal Arts


    3 Credit(s)

    Gen Ed: PI & FC credit.
    This course examines arguments for and against the traditional humanities disciplines. Defenders of the humanities argue that studying philosophy, art, literature, culture and history can improve student’s abilities to think critically about moral issues, interact fruitfully with people from other cultures, fulfill their obligations as citizens and live meaningful and fulfilling lives. In this class we will critically examine these claims. Understanding these arguments will require careful engagement with a number of fundamental philosophical questions regarding the nature of morality, the relationship between values and culture, the possibility of objective judgments in aesthetics and ethics, and the standards by which to judge whether one’s life is or is not meaningful. We will explore these questions through careful reading of classic and contemporary philosophical work.

  
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    PHIL 105 - Human Nature


    3 Credit(s)

    Gen Ed: PI & FC credit.
    Influential views about nature of humans. Focus on nature of world and moral responsibility.

  
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    PHIL 110 - Introduction to Logic


    3 or 4 Credit(s)

    Gen Ed: PI & FC credit.
    Methods and principles of correct reasoning. Development of good critical thinking habits, an introduction tologic.

  
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    PHIL 120 - Introduction to Ethics


    3 Credit(s)

    Gen Ed: PI credit; some sections FC.
    Nature of judgments or moral value and possible means of justifying them.

  
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    PHIL 195 - Special Topics


    1-12 Credit(s)

  
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    PHIL 198 - Tutorial


    1-3 Credit(s)

  
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    PHIL 210 - Introduction to Symbolic Logic


    3 Credit(s)

    Techniques of modern logic, theory and practice.

  
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    PHIL 217 - Language and Symbolic Logic


    3 Credit(s)

    Relation of language, logic and theory of logical analysis; axiomatic development of elementary logistic system; consistency, completeness and independence.

  
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    PHIL 295 - Special Topics


    1-12 Credit(s)

  
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    PHIL 298 - Tutorial


    1-3 Credit(s)

  
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    PHIL 314 - Contemporary Moral Issues


    3 or 4 Credit(s)

    Gen Ed: PI credit.
    Selected moral issues confronting persons living in contemporary society and philosophical bases for alternative solutions to those problems.

  
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    PHIL 319 - Science, Technology and the Human Condition


    3 Credit(s)

    Gen Ed: PI credit.
    Consequences of science and technology in regard to values of modern human beings and quality of life in society.

  
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    PHIL 320 - Aesthetics


    3 Credit(s)

    Gen Ed: PI credit.
    Philosophy of fine arts; meaning and nature of arts. Relationship between art and emotion.

  
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    PHIL 322 - Ancient Philosophy


    3 Credit(s)

    Gen Ed: PI and WC credit.
    Philosophical thought from early manifestations in ancient Greece to opening of Middle Ages.

  
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    PHIL 323 - Medieval Philosophy


    3 Credit(s)

    Gen Ed: WC credit.
    Development of Western Medieval thought beginning with Augustine. Emphasis on most influential figures, especially Augustine and Aquinas.

    Prerequisite(s): PHIL 322 
  
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    PHIL 324 - Modern Philosophy


    3 Credit(s)

    Gen Ed: PI credit.
    Major lines of philosophical thought from Renaissance through Kant.

    Prerequisite(s): one course in philosophy.
  
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    PHIL 325 - 19th Century Philosophy


    3 Credit(s)

    This course is designed to trace the historical development of Continental thought from Kant to Kierkegaard and Nietzsche, focusing on the most influential figures of the period. Two courses in philosophy required.

  
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    PHIL 328 - Issues in Ethical Theory


    3 Credit(s)

    Essentially concerned with the nature, status and justification of morality and the moral life. One course in philosophy required.

  
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    PHIL 329 - Business Ethics


    3 Credit(s)

    Analysis and evaluation of ethical issues in current business practices.

 

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