MA in Composition
Course Description

MUS 234
Early Music Instrumental Ensemble
Fall and Spring

The Mills Early Music Instrumental Ensemble explores the fascinating and gorgeous repertoires of the Medieval, Renaissance, and the Baroque periods. All instruments are welcome, modern or early. No prior experience in early music is required, just a sense of musical adventure! This class will include some basic improvisation exercises as well as ensemble techniques, stylistic differences in the various eras and countries, ornamentation and divisions, musicianship, and more, all which will apply directly to the music we’ll work on for a short performance. Students must be able to read music.

Course Credit:

Shira Kammen

Limit fifteen students.

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Last Updated: 3/15/18