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Music Ensembles

Mountain View College offers the following music ensembles: 

Chorus: Open to all students. The chorus performs music from a variety of genres, from traditional choral 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. 

Jazz Singers: Activities include study and performance of specialized choral literature suitable for more advanced students. The repertoire includes a variety of Jazz subgenres and other type of popular vocal music. 

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. 

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. 

Digital Chamber Ensemble: Digital Chamber Ensemble is a group of chamber instrumentalists 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. 

Latin Jazz Ensemble: 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 and instrument or in vocal performance. 

World Drumming: A group of percussion instrumentalists read and perform literature for small ensembles. The literature includes, Cuban, African, Samba and others. This course is open to any student regardless of their musical background. 

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