MUSC 196: Vocal Ensemble
Term: Spring Fall
Degree Requirements: F5
Vocal Ensembles include, but are not limited to Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Chamber Singers.
The Vocal Jazz Ensemble performs multiple times per semester on campus and around Memphis. Students explore literature from all
historic periods and stylistic nuances of jazz. Concepts such as improvisation, interpretation, appropriate vocal methods and ensemble
technique are studied and put into practice, and students have access to renowned jazz musicians through concerts and clinics. The
ensemble is open to all singers by audition, and to some instrumentalists forming a rhythm section.
Chamber Singers is a small, highly select, auditioned, a cappella SATB choral ensemble, chosen from students within Rhodes Singers. It is comprised of 12-16 singers, performing a variety of repertoire appropriate for a small, select vocal ensemble, including period music, contemporary music, and music sung in many languages.