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Music Ensembles

Mountain View College offers the following music ensembles: 

Choir: Open to all students. The choir performs music from a variety of genres, from traditional choir to popular music. A wide variety of music representing the literature of the great eras of music history is studied and performed. This course is open to any student regardless of their musical background. No audition required. This course may be repeated for credit.

Chamber Singers: Activities include study and performance of specialized choral literature suitable for more advanced students. The repertoire includes a variety of advanced chamber choir music and other genres. Audition required. This course may be repeated for credit.

Guitar Ensemble: Music composed and arranged for a guitar ensemble is performed. Works for a guitar and a different instrument or for guitar and a voice are also included. Audition required. This course may be repeated for credit.

Chamber Ensemble: A group of instrumentalists read and perform literature for small ensemble. All instruments are welcome to join this ensemble. Students must be proficient performing a musical instrument. Audition required. This course may be repeated for credit.

Digital Music: Digital Music is a group of chamber instrumentalists who read and perform literature for small ensembles. This class has an emphasis on digital music using virtual instrument technology. The class will explore all of the capabilities of the iPad to create music virtual instrument software available for the iPad. iPads will be provided for this ensemble. Students interested to be part of this group must have a basic knowledge of music notation and rhythm. This course may be repeated for credit.

Latin Band: This course explores original Latin Jazz American genres and their corresponding performance practices through the arranging and performance of masterpieces from both the popular and artistic repertoire. Students should be proficient performing an instrument or in vocal performance. This course may be repeated for credit.

Mariachi: Music composed and arranged for a Mariachi ensemble is performed. Works for a traditional Mariachi ensemble with all of its instrument and voice are also included. This course may be repeated for credit.