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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

MMED 665 Exploring New Repertoire for Concert Band

3 credits 45.0 hours
600 level graduate course

This class will focus on selecting new and exciting, quality literature for concert band. Over 120 works (grade levels 1-5) will be investigated throughout this session, making it appropriate for elementary, middle, and high school band directors. Clinicians will also introduce directors to a new series of music, most often called Flex-Band or Versa-Band literature. More specifically, this concept is designed to expand the ensemble repertoire for those groups with limited instrumentation. It does so by providing them with an accessible library of music that may be performed with as few as 4-5 instruments and percussion. Composers who write well for specific grade levels will also be discussed. By the end of this course, the students will possess the tools necessary to evaluate and select music that is proper for their own musicians, as well as have a broad awareness of current repertoire available.

This course is not repeatable for credit.