Ensembles

  • MUSC 185: Carleton Choir

    The Carleton Choir is a select mixed chorus of Carleton students. Each term, the ensemble presents a concert of short and extended works from the large bodies of classical, ethnic and cultural repertories, including works for mixed, treble and tenor-bass voices. Students must have good vocal skills, and the ability to read music. Admission is by audition.

    Prerequisites: Audition 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018 · Lawrence E Burnett
  • MUSC 187: Carleton Orchestra

    The Carleton Orchestra performs large symphonic masterpieces, such as Beethoven, Stravinsky and Bernstein. Concerti with students and faculty soloists, and smaller works for string and wind ensembles are also performed. Occasional sight-reading sessions. Admission by audition. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018 · Hector L Valdivia
  • MUSC 188: Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble

    The ensemble will use indigenous instruments and a Chinese approach to musical training in order to learn and perform music from China. Prerequisites: Previous experience in a music ensemble, Chinese Musical instruments or instructor permission 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice, International Studies; offered Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018 · Gao Hong
  • MUSC 189: Carleton Symphony Band

    The Carleton Symphony Band performs music selected from the standard repertory, including compositions by Holst, Grainger, Nelybel, and Sousa. Regular sight-reading sessions. Admission by audition. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018 · Ronald Rodman
  • MUSC 190: Carleton Jazz Ensemble

    The Carleton Jazz Ensemble's focus is on improvisation and the fusion between jazz, rock, funk, and Latin influences. There is no predetermined instrumentation. Rather, the ensemble's size and instrumentation vary each term. String players, vocalists, and any brass or woodwind instrumentalists are welcome to register. The ensemble performs once each term. Prerequisites: Admission by audition 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018 · Laura Caviani
  • MUSC 191: African Karimba Ensemble

    This ensemble focuses on the 15-key Shona (Zimbabwe) karimba (sometimes called a "thumb piano"). Beginning students learn the fundamentals of solo and group playing on the karimba. No musical training or experience is necessary.

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice, International Studies; not offered 2017–2018
  • MUSC 192: West African Drum Ensemble

    The ensemble will use indigenous instruments and an African approach to musical training in order to learn and perform rhythms and songs from West Africa. Prerequisites: Music 199 and/or instructor permission 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice, International Studies; offered Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018 · Jay L Johnson
  • MUSC 193: Mbira Ensemble

    An ensemble of 22-key Shona (Zimbabwe) mbira dza vadzimu. Playing techniques, improvisational practices, and traditional repertoire will be taught. No previous musical experience required.  1 credit; Arts Practice, International Studies; not offered 2017–2018
  • MUSC 194: Chamber Music

    Small groups, formed by at least three students, will participate in the study and performance of keyboard and instrumental chamber music, non-western, or small jazz ensemble repertory, coached weekly by music faculty. Students must be registered and may not audit or participate in more than one group. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018 · Nikki Melville, Thomas Rosenberg, Zacc Harris, Gao Hong, Laura Caviani, Greg Keel, Jay L Johnson, Martha N Jamsa, Nina E Olsen, Ben Allen, Zachery W Pelletier