Brass Chamber Ensemble (MPF4237.01)

Nathan Botts

The Brass Ensemble, directed by Nathan Botts explores the wide breadth of music and expression available to instruments made of brass. From antiquity, where the terrifying sounds of brass instruments heralded war and communicated power, to the gaudy wobble of medieval dance music; the beautiful introspection of renaissance wind music, or the beautifully ornamented architecture of baroque music; the melodic balance of classical music — we’ll explore brass music as it developed using original scores when applicable, or arrangements as necessary. Additionally, we’ll explore brass music in its most contemporary forms, including the jazz/funk street bands of New Orleans and the rhythmically twisted Roma bands of Eastern Europe.

Corequisites: Must also participate in Music Workshop (Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8pm).

Prerequisites: Previous instrumental training and experience.
Credits: 2
Maximum Enrollment: 10
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Performance, Two Credit, 4000, Nathan Botts.