Upcoming Audition Dates
- Monday, January 19, 2015
- Saturday, February 7, 2015
- Saturday, March 7, 2015
So you want to study Music or Music Education at MNU?
Our Department of Fine and Performing Arts offers intellectually rigorous programs designed to foster your creativity and promote your aesthetic literacy. Our faculty are strong pedagogues with stellar educational backgrounds, committed to bringing out the best in you. Combine that with our state-of-the-art performing arts facilities in the Bell Cultural Events Center and you'll get an exceptional education at MNU. All you need to do now is apply!
You can become involved with:
Heritage Choir is an auditioned ensemble representing a wide range of majors. Heritage Choir meets MWF afternoons and performs on most choral concerts. Repertoire includes historic masterworks, contemporary music, multicultural music, Broadway shows, Vocal Jazz, and Gospel. Heritage Choir sang in New York's Carnegie Hall in March 2011 and in the National Capitol Choral Festival in Washington DC in May 2013.
Concert Choir is an auditioned ensemble representing a wide range of majors. Concert Choir meets MWF afternoons and performs on most choral concerts in the Department. Repertoire includes historic masterworks, contemporary music, multicultural music, Broadway shows, Vocal Jazz, and Gospel.
Symphonic Choir is an auditioned large ensemble meeting Monday evenings. Symphonic Choir presents large choral masterworks performed with orchestra. Recent works include choruses from Handel's Messiah, Vivaldi's Gloria, Mozart's Regina Coeli, and Schubert's Mass in G.
Marimba Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Terry L. Baldridge, plays traditional music of Mexico and Central America on authentic instruments. The group often performs in the community for Latino events providing opportunities for students to interact with persons from other cultures.
Concert Band is a large ensemble of wind and percussion instruments that meets MWF at noon. This ensemble performs a mixture of standard band repertoire and new repertoire by current composers. Periodically, chamber wind music is also performed using select members from this group.
Jazz Ensemble is comprised of standard big band instrumentation. This ensemble performs a wide variety of styles including Swing, Latin, Funk, Rock, Fusion, and Bebop. Ensemble members incorporate improvisation and appropriate idiomatic styles into the performance practice of this group.