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Undergraduate Course Details
Number MUS 195
Title Percussion Ensemble
Credits 1.0


Percussion Ensemble explores the many facets of contemporary music, ethnic rhythms, and diversity of cultures through percussion. Different techniques for various instruments are taught, including percussion, timpani, and hand drumming. The focus is on learning technical skills, strengthening rhythmic and dynamic interpretation, and becoming a sensitive musician in a group setting. Experience with percussion instruments is highly recommended. Open to all students who have prior experience in an ensemble and who can read music. Three rehearsal hours per week. Satisfies a performance ensemble requirement in the Music major and the Music minor. Extra performance hours and adherence to a dress code are required for performances. May be repeated for credit.