Fall 2021 Curricular Ensembles

Fall 2021 Curricular Ensembles

MUBD 2610, 2620, 2630 and 2640 Marching Band I-IV

Elliott Tackitt and Andrew Koch
2.0 credits
Lecture: TRF / 6:00-8:15 pm / Hunter Smith Band Building

MUBD 2610
Class Number: 10634

MUBD 2620
Class Number: 10635

MUBD 2630 
Class Number: 10636

MUBD 2640
Class Number: 10637

The Cavalier Marching Band is open to all students at the University of Virginia by audition. The band is comprised of members from nearly every major at UVA. A normal practice schedule is twice a week, with additional Friday practices on home game weeks.  Attendance is mandatory at our band camp in August. There are no fees to be in the Cavalier marching Band. IF you are interested please contact the bands office at 434.982.5347 or email Elliott Tackitt.

MUEN 3600 Jazz Ensemble

John D'earth
2.0 credits
Lecture: MR / 7:30-9:30 pm / OCH B018
Class Number: 10638

Led by internationally recognized jazz trumpeter/composer John D'earth, the Jazz Ensemble is a full-sized jazz big band, whose focus includes “head arrangements” group improvisation, world music and original compositions from within the band, along with music ranging from swing to bop to fusion. You'll gain valuable experience in ensemble playing and in the art of solo improvisation, and may take private instruction in jazz improvisation, perform in small combos and participate in jazz workshops held by such major figures as Michael Brecker, John Abercrombi, Dave Leibman, Bob Moses, Clark Terry, and Joe Henderson. Restricted to: Instructor permission by audition.

MUEN 3610 Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia

Ben Rous, Conductor
2.0 credits

Strings

Lecture / Section 100: W / 7:30-10:00 pm / OCH 101
Class Number: 10639

Sectionals: M / 5:30-7:00 pm

Section 101: Pete Spaar (Double Bass) / OCH B012
Class Number: 10641

Section 102: Adam Carter (Cello) / OCH S004
Class Number: 10642

Section 103: Ayn Balija (Viola) / OCH 113
Class Number: 10643

Section 104: TBD (Violin) / OCH 107
Class Number: 10644

Section 105: David Sariti (Violin) / OCH B018
Class Number: 10645

Restricted to: Instructor permission by audition.

Brass / Woodwinds / Percussion

Lecture / Section 200: W / 7:30-10:00 pm / OCH 101
Class Number: 10640

Sectionals: 

Section 201: Elizabeth Roberts (Bassoon) / W / 5:15-6:15 pm / OCH B020 
Class Number: 13530

Section 202: TBD (Horn) / W / 6:00-7:00 pm / OCH 113
Class Number: 13531

Section 203: Kelly Peral (Oboe) / W / 5:15-6:15 pm / TBA
Class Number: 10647

Section 204: Jiyeon Choi (Clarinet) / W / 5:15-6:15 pm / OCH B017
Class Number: 13532

Section 205: Kelly Sulick (Flute) / W / 5:15-6:15 pm / OCH Studio C
Class Number: 10646

Section 206: Nate Lee (Trombone) / W / 6:00-7:00 pm / OCH B012
Class Number: 10650

Section 207: Arthur Zanin (Trumpet) / W / 6:00-7:00 pm / OCH 107
Class Number: 10649

Section 208: I-Jen Fang (Percussion) / W / 6:00-7:00 pm / OCH B018
Class Number: 10648

Restricted to: Instructor permission by audition.

MUEN 3620 Wind Ensemble

Elliott Tackitt
2.0 credits
Lecture: M / 6:45-9:00 pm / Hunter Smith Band Building / Room 200
Class Number: 10915

The University of Virginia Wind Ensemble is open to all students at UVA by audition, and is conducted by the Director of Bands, Dr. Elliott Tackitt. This 45-member ensemble features the most outstanding brass, woodwind, and percussion players at the University, and rehearses in the Fall and Spring Semesters.

The focus of this ensemble is for students to explore their artistic potential in a collaborative environment. Wind Ensemble members enjoy the opportunity to practice and perform more challenging chamber music and wind band works encompassing a variety of composers, styles, and musical time periods.

The Wind Ensemble has a history of including performing artists from UVA’s Department of Music as soloists, as well as guests from abroad. Musically-inclined students from every College and School are encouraged to participate in auditions, which are held the first week of the semester.

Students interested in auditioning for Fall 2021 are encouraged to visit the Audition Information webpage.

MUEN 3630 Chamber Music Ensembles

1.0 credit, Instructor permission by audition.

Brass Quintet

Arthur Zanin
1.0 credit
Lecture / Section 6: TBA
Class Number: 13568

Restricted to: Instructor permission by audition.

 

Double Reed Ensemble

Kelly Peral
1.0 credit
Lecture / Section 16: TBA
Class Number: 12595

Restricted to: Instructor permission by audition.

 

Flute Ensemble

Kelly Sulick
1.0 credit
Lecture / Section 3: TBA
Class Number: 10651

Restricted to: Instructor permission by audition.

 

Horn Ensemble

TBD
1.0 credit
Lecture / Section 8: TBA
Class Number: 10653

Restricted to: Instructor permission by audition.

 

Jazz Chamber

1.0 credit, Instructor permission by audition.

Section 7: Pete Spaar / R / 5:30-7:00 pm / OCH B018
Class Number: 10656

Section 12: Pete Spaar / F / 12:30-2:00 pm / OCH B018
Class Number: 10657

Section 21: Jeff Decker / T / 5:30-7:00 pm / OCH B018
Class Number: 11031

Section 22: Mike Rosensky / F / 2:00-3:30 pm / OCH B018
Class Number: 11032

Restricted to: Instructor permission by audition.

 

Percussion Ensemble

I-Jen Fang
1.0-2.0 credit
Lecture / Section 10: T / 9:30-10:50 am / OCH B018
Class Number: 10655

Restricted to Instructor permission by audition on first day of class.

Re-established in spring 2005 by I-Jen Fang, principal timpanist and percussionist with Charlottesville Symphony, the Percussion Ensemble is a chamber group that performs literature ranging from classical transcriptions to contemporary music. The ensemble draws upon a large family of pitched and non-pitched percussion instruments, and the number of players and amount of equipment varies greatly from piece to piece. Music reading skills and basic percussion technique on all percussion instruments is required. Previous percussion ensemble experience is highly recommended. If you are interested in joining please contact I-Jen Fang.

String Chamber Music

Section 9: Daniel Sender / TBA
Class Number: 14607

Section 17: Ayn Balija / TBA
Class Number: 10658

Section 18: David Sariti / TBA
Class Number: 10659

Section 20: Adam Carter / TBA
Class Number: 10660

Section 25: John Mayhood / TBA
Class Number: 13054

Restricted to: Instructor permission by audition.

 

Trombone Ensemble

Nate Lee
1.0 credit
Section 5TBA
Class Number: 10654

Restricted to: Instructor permission by audition. Contact Nathaniel Lee to schedule an audition.

Woodwind Ensemble

Elizabeth Roberts
1.0 credit
Lecture / Section 4: TBA
Class Number: 10652

Explore, rehearse and perform woodwind chamber music, including both standard and more obscure works. Focus on developing chamber music playing skills, learning the tendencies of the woodwind instruments, developing musicianship, and enjoying making and sharing music! Instructor permission and audition required.

Woodwind Quintet

Jiyeon Choi
1.0 credit
Section 2TBA
Class Number: 13567

 

MUEN 3645 Bluegrass Workshop

Richard Will
1.0 credit, Instructor permission
Lecture: T / 7:00-8:00 pm
Class Number: 12341

This course seeks to develop the playing, singing, and improvising skills necessary for the idomatic performance of bluegrass music, while also providing an opportunity for discussion of its origins and development.  Appropriate for experienced players working to improve their knowledge or for players versed in other genres to learn new styles.

MUEN 3646 Bluegrass Band

Richard Will
1.0 credit, Instructor permission
Lecture: T / 6:00-7:00 pm
Class Number: 12778

This course seeks to develop the advanced playing, singing, improvising, and collaborating skills necessary to perform in a traditional bluegrass band, along with knowledge of bluegrass history and repertoire.

Prerequisite: MUEN 3645

MUEN 3650 University Singers

Michael Slon
2.0 credits
Lecture: MW / 3:30-5:30 pm / OCH 101
Class Number: 10662

The University Singers is the University's premier SATB ensemble, performing a cappella and accompanied choral literature ranging from chant to the works of contemporary composers. Past repertoire has included Bach's Mass in B minor, Orff's Carmina Burana, the Duruflé Requiem, and Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, as well as shorter a cappella works. Recent trips have taken the group to Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, and the National Cathedral in Washington D.C., as well as the campuses of other American universities for collaborative concerts. The group has also been heard on European tours in England, Italy, Belgium, Germany, and Switzerland. Recent highlights have included performances with the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia, a concert and workshop with Bobby McFerrin, and a concert tour of the Southeastern U.S.

Students in the University Singers come from all six of UVA's undergraduate schools, including Arts and Sciences, Education, and Engineering, as well as several of the University's graduate and professional schools. Together, they enjoy an esprit de corps that arises from the pursuit of musical excellence and the camaraderie the singers develop offstage.

All singers at the University - undergraduates, graduate students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to audition. University Singers is offered for two hours academic credit. Michael Slon, who has conducted choruses at the Oberlin Conservatory and Indiana University School of Music, is the conductor. For more information on the University Singers, please visit our webpage

Restricted to: Instructor permission by audition.

MUEN 3651 Chamber Singers

Michael Slon
2.0 credits
Lecture: F / 1:00-3:15 pm / OCH 107
Class Number: 10661

Chamber Singers is a select ensemble drawn from the University Singers. The ensemble meets once a week and focuses on music for chamber choir ranging from the Renaissance to contemporary pieces. Recent performances have included the Monteverdi Mass for 4 voices (1651), Britten'sHymn to St. Cecilia, and Bach's Cantata 150, as well as contemporary works by Meredith Monk and Eric Whitacre, and arrangements of classic jazz standards by Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, and the King's Singers. Interested singers will be considered for the chamber ensemble as part of their University Singers audition. For more information, please visit our webpage.

Restricted to: Instructor permission

MUEN 3660 Ensemble Music with Piano

John Mayhood
2.0 credits
Lecture: TBA
Class Number: 13533

Studies in the preparation and performance of ensemble music with piano. Focus is on the development of collaborative skills and a practical understanding of cultural and theoretical context. Repertoire to be studied varies from semester to semester.

MUEN 3670 Early Music Ensemble: Baroque Orchestra

David Sariti
2.0 credits
Lecture: R / 7:00-9:00 pm / OCH 113
Class Number: 10962

The Baroque Orchestra, directed by David Sariti, offers students the rare opportunity to perform music of the 17th and 18th centuries on the instruments for which it was written, at low pitch. Students use period instruments from the University's extensive collection, receiving personal instruction on the special techniques necessary, and must be accomplished on their modern counterparts. Restricted to: Instructor permission by audition.

MUEN 3680 New Music Ensemble

I-Jen Fang
1.0 credit
Lecture: R / 3:30-5:30 pm / OCH B018
Class Number: 10663

Restricted to Instructor permission by audition on first day of class.

Performance of vocal and instrumental music of the twentieth century.

A one-credit course at the University of Virginia, the New Music Ensemble explores and performs exciting music of our time. The ensemble consists of dedicated instrumentalists, singers and UVA performance faculty. We perform a wide variety of contemporary music suitable to our instrumentation, including new works created by UVA composers.

The New Music Ensemble seeks dedicated instrumentalists and singers to explore and perform a wide variety of contemporary music. To audition, come to the first class with your instrument. If you are interested in joining please contact I-Jen Fang.

Open to UVA students, community musicians and advanced high school students.

Address

UVA Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176

Email: music@virginia.edu