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Chamber Ensembles (PERE)

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PERE 1010, 1110: POINT: Interdisciplinary Project and Performance Ensemble
An interdisciplinary ensemble for inventive artists of all interests, exploring the future of personal expression through collaborative projects and performances. Innovative technologies will be utilized and created. Open to all SMU students with Instructor Consent. May be repeated for credit. Offered Fall and Spring semester.

PERE 1015, 1115: Meadows Jazz Orchestra
Rehearsal and performance of standard and original works for jazz ensembles. By audition.

PERE 2071, 2171: Chamber Ensemble: Piano Duos
Preparation and performance of piano duets for one piano, four hands and two pianos, four hands. Does not fulfill chamber music requirements for music majors.

PERE 2072, 2172: Chamber Ensemble: Sonatas
Preparation and performance of repertoire for one instrument and piano. With adviser approval, one term may be counted toward chamber music requirements for undergraduate piano majors. 

PERE 3020, 3120: Meadows World Music Ensemble
Exploration of rhythms, melodies, forms, and basic ethnic percussion techniques from a variety of cultures including Africa, Asia and Latin America. Composition, improvisation and performances within forms of ethnic traditions adapted to Western instruments. Prerequisite: Music major or consent of instructor.

PERE 3070, 3170: Chamber Ensemble: Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion
Preparation and performance of repertoire for various ensembles of 3-9 mixed instruments, one to a part, without conductor.

PERE 3071, 3171: Chamber Ensemble: Keyboard
Preparation and performance of repertoire for ensembles that include keyboard as a member of a trio, quartet, quintet, or sextet with mixed instruments, without conductor. 

PERE 3072, 3172: Chamber Ensemble: Strings
Preparation and performance of repertoire for various ensembles of 3-9 mixed instruments, one to a part, without conductor.

PERE 3073, 3173: Meadows Percussion Ensemble
Rehearsal and performance of standard percussion ensemble literature. By audition.

PERE 3074, 3174: Chamber Ensemble: Voice
Preparation and performance of chamber music repertoire that includes a solo singer with a small instrumental ensemble without conductor.

PERE 3077, 3177: SYZYGY Contemporary Chamber Ensemble
Preparation and performance of the music of living and local composers as well as seminal works of the 20th century for various mixed ensembles, typically without conductor. Fulfills one term of chamber music requirement and the contemporary music workshop requirement. Prerequisite: Audition or consent of instructor. 

PERE 3150: Chapel Choir
Choir sings for 11 a.m. University Service of Worship (Protestant) on Sundays at Perkins Chapel; 14 services per term. Rehearsal at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. 

PERE 4050, 4150: Meadows Opera Ensemble
Musical preparation, rehearsal, and performance of one-act operas, opera excerpts and/or a complete role. Eligibility, by audition, for the annual main stage production. Dramatic coaching and a role study. Meets concurrently with Meadows Opera Workshop. Spring semester participants in the ensemble will be required to attend and additional 50-minute rehearsal to prepare for a combined choral-orchestra concert. For senior Voice Performance and 2nd year Master of Voice Performance majors only. Prerequisite: 2 semesters of Opera Workshop or equivalent previous experience. 

PERE 3030, 3130: Chamber Ensemble - Guitar
Preparation and performance of guitar ensemble literature.

PERE 6015, 6115: Meadows Jazz Orchestra
Rehearsal and performance of standard and original works for the large jazz ensemble.

PERE 6020, 6120: Meadows World Music Ensemble
Exploration of rhythms, melodies, forms and basic ethnic percussion techniques from a variety of cultures including Africa, Asia and Latin America. Composition, improvisation and performances within forms of ethnic traditions adapted to Western instruments.

PERE 6030, 6130: Chamber Ensemble: Guitar
Preparation and performance of guitar ensemble literature.

PERE 6068, 6168: Chamber Ensemble: Piano Duos
Preparation and performance of piano duets for one piano, four hands and two pianos, four hands. Does not fulfill chamber music requirements for music majors.

PERE 6069, 6169: Chamber Ensemble: Sonatas
Preparation and performance of repertoire for one instrument and piano. Does not fulfill chamber music requirements for graduate students.

PERE 6070, 6170: Chamber Ensemble: Winds/Brass
Preparation and performance of repertoire for various ensembles of three to nine mixed instruments, one to a part, without conductor.

PERE 6072, 6172: Chamber Ensemble: Strings
Preparation and performance of repertoire for various ensembles of three to nine mixed instruments, one to a part, without conductor.

PERE 6073, 6173: Meadows Percussion Ensemble
Rehearsal and performance of standard percussion ensemble literature.

PERE 6074, 6174: Chamber Ensemble: Voice
Preparation and performance of chamber music repertoire that includes a solo singer in a small instrumental ensemble without conductor.

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