Music Ensemble (MENS)

MENS 1200 Choral Society — 0 credits

This is a masterworks choir of 70-90 mixed voices, composed of students, faculty, staff and community singers. There is one rehearsal per week (Thursday evenings). The ensemble performs two concerts per year with a guest orchestra. Offered in the College for Women and the College for Adults.
Prerequisites: Audition required.

MENS 1201 Choral Society — 1 credit

This is a masterworks choir of 70-90 mixed voices, composed of students, faculty, staff and community singers. There is one rehearsal per week (Thursday evenings). The ensemble performs two concerts per year with a guest orchestra. Offered in the College for Women and the College for Adults.
Prerequisites: Audition required.

MENS 1400 Women's Choir — 0 credits

This is the principal collegiate choral ensemble of St. Catherine's. The choir performs often throughout the year, both on and off campus, including alternate-year concert tours. Recent tours have included Europe, Texas and California. Repertoire is from every style period, with an emphasis on music by contemporary composers, particularly women. Two rehearsals per week. Offered in the College for Women.
Prerequisites: Audition required.

MENS 1401 Women's Choir — 1 credit

This is the principal collegiate choral ensemble of St. Catherine's. The choir performs often throughout the year, both on and off campus, including alternate-year concert tours. Recent tours have included Europe, Texas and California. Repertoire is from every style period, with an emphasis on music by contemporary composers, particularly women. Two rehearsals per week. Offered in the College for Women.
Prerequisites: Audition required.

MENS 1501 Liturgical Choir — 1 credit

The Liturgical Choir serves the worshipping community of St. Catherine’s at Sunday Eucharist, Advent Vespers, Baccalaureate Liturgies, and other special celebrations that take place throughout the school year. This choir, which is open to both singers and instrumentalists, learns, sings, and plays a diverse repertoire of music for worship, representing many cultures, genres and styles. The choir will also be formed in the aspects of the vocation of music ministry from a liturgical and spiritual perspective. The choir is required to be present and serve at the above listed special celebrations, and at Sunday Morning 10:30 a.m. Liturgy on a rotating basis. Rehearsals are held Wednesday afternoon, from 3:30 – 5:00 PM and Sunday mornings beginning at 8:45 AM. Offered in the College for Women.

MENS 1601 Ensemble: Madrigal Singers — 1 credit

This is a small vocal ensemble selected by special audition that meets during some fall semesters and presents the Renaissance Christmas "Feastes." Auditions are held in mid-September.
Prerequisites: Audition required.

MENS 1700 Instrumental Ensembles — 0 credits

This involves instrumental trios, quartets, quintets, etc., devoted to the preparation of music for public performance. Offered in the College for Women.
Prerequisite: Audition required.

MENS 1701 Instrumental Ensembles — 1 credit

This involves instrumental trios, quartets, quintets, etc., devoted to the preparation of music for public performance. Offered in the College for Women.
Prerequisite: Audition required.

MENS 1711 Ensemble: Piano Ensemble — 1 credit

This involves the study and performance of duets, two-piano music and other chamber music that includes piano.
Prerequisites: Audition required.

MENS 1720 Studio Accompanying — 1 credit

This is the study and performance of piano accompaniments for vocal or instrumental solo repertoire.
Prerequisites: Enrollment is by audition.

MENS 1810 Chamber Orchestra — 0 credits

In the String Chamber Orchestra, student musicians play side by side with seasoned professionals and explore a wide variety of string orchestra repertoire. The orchestra performs several times throughout the year. Rehearsals are held Monday evenings, from 7 - 9 p.m. Offered in the College for Women and the College for Adults.
Prerequisite: Audition required.

MENS 1811 Chamber Orchestra — 1 credit

In the String Chamber Orchestra, student musicians play side by side with seasoned professionals and explore a wide variety of string orchestra repertoire. The orchestra performs several times throughout the year. Rehearsals are held Monday evenings, from 7 - 9 p.m. Offered in the College for Women and the College for Adults.
Prerequisite: Audition required.

MENS 1820 World Music Ensemble — 0 credits

This course will help students develop taiko technique and kata (form). Students will become familiar with modern taiko history in Japan and North America. Offered in the College for Women and the College for Adults.

MENS 1821 World Music Ensemble — 1 credit

This course will help students develop taiko technique and kata (form). Students will become familiar with modern taiko history in Japan and North America. Offered in the College for Women and the College for Adults.

MENS 1901 Ensemble: Music Theater Workshop — 1 credit

This involves the musical and dramatic preparation of a musical show or opera, leading to complete performance with costumes, set and orchestra. Offered in alternate years. Offered in the College for Women.
Prerequisite: Participation by audition.

MENS 1911 Ensemble: Music Theater Scenes — 1 credit

This involves the musical and dramatic preparation of scenes from musical shows and opera to be presented in public performance. Offered periodically.
Prerequisites: Participation by audition.

MENS 2991 Topics — 1 credit

The subject matter of the course is announced in the annual schedule of classes. Content varies from year to year but does not duplicate existing courses.