ENS 590 - Wind Ensemble
Class Hours: 2
The Wind Ensemble is a symphonic ensemble dedicated to the study and performance of diverse styles of musical literature for woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments from the various historical periods of music history. As the modern wind ensemble continues to evolve from its 18th-century roots in Harmoniemusik through the more recent transformations integrating burgeoning and flexible orchestration techniques, the focus of this course is principally on newer compositions. In addition to a performance-based study of marches, transcriptions, standard literature, contemporary works, and prominent composers, this course will also explore current issues in the wind band field pertaining to cultural diversity and inclusion, music of high artistic merit, and applications to music education.
Prerequisites: Audition and Permission of Director