Course Topics

MUS 353: Advanced Conducting: Instrumental

A study of advanced gesture technique as applied to instrumental rehearsal and performance. Additional attention is given to rehearsal techniques, score study, accompaniment, and performance practice. 

MUS 300: Ensemble: Concert Band

The Luther College Concert Band was formed in 1878, laying the foundations for the college's tradition of musical excellence. It is the most advanced band ensemble at Luther and maintains annual tour schedule with international travel every four years. Auditions for Concert Band are held in the fall and auditions for openings are held in the spring. Concert Band rehearses MWF 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. and T 4:15 to 5:45 p.m.

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MUS 300: Ensemble: Wind and Percussion Ensemble

The Wind and Percussion Ensemble consists primarily of outstanding first and second year students. Membership is determined by audition. The ensemble is limited to approximately 50 students with a controlled instrumentation who rehearse three days a week. The size and quality of the ensemble allows an intense attitude in terms of rehearsal and performance material. In addition to Family weekend performances and Dorian Band Festival performance, the Wind and Percussion ensemble gives a full concert each semester. Auditions for Wind and Percussion Ensemble are held each semester. Wind and Percussion Ensemble rehearses MWF 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.

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MUS 300: Ensemble: Varsity Band

Varsity Band is open to any student with an interest in continued band participation at the college level. Varsity Band rehearses TR 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

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