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Course Descriptions

MUS 225, JUBILEE SINGERS®, 1 credit
The Fisk Jubilee Singers™ specialize in singing Negro Spirituals. This ensemble rehearses on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On-campus and off-campus performances are required. Auditions are open to all current students of the University. Frequent travel is common. The Singers must retain a 2.5 GPA throughout their tenure; failure to do so will result in dismissal. Prerequisite: Audition. Provide link to www.fiskjubileesingers.org

MUS 226, UNIVERSITY CHOIR, 1 credit
This is a mixed vocal ensemble that provides training in performance, with emphasis on proper vocal technique for ensemble singing. All music majors must complete four semester hours in this ensemble. Generally, this group performs for selected Sunday Chapel Services and performs major choral compositions in concert. Membership: permission of the director. May be repeated for credit. Provide link to a page for University Choir

MUS 227, JAZZ ENSEMBLE, 1 credit
The ensemble meets regularly to rehearse and review ensemble music in the jazz and contemporary tradition. Performances are scheduled and presented to the community. Offered each semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Provide link to a page for University Choir

MUS 228, OPERA WORKSHOP, 1-2 credits
A laboratory-performance based course in which students perform scenes from operas of different periods. The student is given the opportunity to deal with musical, technical, and dramatic aspects of producing an opera. When feasible, whole operas are performed at the end of the semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Musical audition.

MUS 229, UNIVERSITY BAND, 1 credit
Heterogeneous instrumental ensemble that provides training in performance of standard wind ensemble literature. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Permission of the director.