Ensembles and Chamber Music

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

MEN 110 : CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

Participation in small instrumental, keyboard and/or vocal ensembles. May be repeated for credit.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

Permission of the director.

MEN 110 (4 terms) : CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

Participation in small instrumental, keyboard and/or vocal ensembles. May be repeated for credit.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

Permission of the director.

MEN 115 : CREATIVE MUSIC ENSEMBLE

Required for Contemporary Music and Media application majors. A student driven music ensemble with two or more members guided by one or more faculty mentors. Offered every term, it may be repeated for credit.

Credits

8

Prerequisites

Approval of the School of the Arts Curriculum Committee.

MEN 120 : CONVERSE WIND ENSEMBLE

Participation in rehearsals and performances of the Converse Wind Ensemble as scheduled. Open to all Converse students by audition. May be repeated for credit.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

Permission of the director.

MEN 130 : CONVERSE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Participation in rehearsals and performances of the Converse Symphony Orchestra as scheduled. Open to all Converse students by audition. May be repeated for credit.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

Permission of the director.

MEN 130 (8 terms) : CONVERSE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Participation in rehearsals and performances of the Converse Symphony Orchestra as scheduled. Open to all Converse students by audition. 

Credits

8

Prerequisites

Permission of the director.

MEN 140 : CHAMBER SINGERS

Participation in rehearsals and performances of the Converse Chamber Singers as scheduled. May be repeated for credit.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

Audition.

MEN 150 : CONVERSE CHORALE

Participation in rehearsals and performances of the Converse Chorale as scheduled. Open to all Converse students by audition. May be repeated for credit.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

Permission of the director.

MEN 155 : MUSICAL THEATRE ENSEMBLE

This vocal ensemble explores music specific to the Musical Theatre repertoire, and trains students pursuing the BA in Musical Theatre in ensemble singing. Open to all Converse students. May be repeated for credit

Credits

1

MEN 160 : SPARTANBURG FESTIVAL CHORUS

Participation in rehearsals and performances of the Spartanburg Festival Chorus as scheduled. Open to all Converse students by audition. May be repeated for credit.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

Permission of the director.

MEN 170 : ACCOMPANYING

Techniques of accompanying singers and instrumentalists. Includes practical application with student soloists.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

Permission of the instructor.

MEN 190 : OPERA PERFORMANCE

An opera performance course designed for the undergraduate student. Open to all Converse students by audition. In addition to performance, students may serve as production Technicians, including introductory study of the major elements involved in mounting an opera production, with topics ranging from scenic, costume, make-up, lighting, and props design to stage management and marketing. May be repeated for credit.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

Permission of the instructor.

MEN 270 : ACCOMPANYING II

A one-hour lesson weekly. Advanced techniques of vocal accompanying and coaching. Includes practical application with student soloists. The instructor will also assign basic repertoire so the S student will gain familiarity with many different styles and periods. One hour credit each term (two terms required for collaborative track).

Credits

1

Prerequisites

Accompanying I.