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Choral/Vocal – Applied Voice and Ensembles

Chipola College offers a wide variety of singing experiences. Regardless of the students’ goals, opportunities are available in choral studies, professional voice instruction, community chorus, and show choir.

Music majors may pursue voice study at a principal or secondary level performing a wide variety of literature, and non-majors are also welcomed to participate. Many students also choose to continue their vocal studies in one of the college's ensembles.

The primary ensembles include College Chorus, President’s Ensemble (Chamber Chorus) and Show Choir. Chorus opportunities include campus productions as well as community performances. The Chipola Show Choir presents an exciting stage show with popular music set to energetic choreography in addition to appearances in the community.

 

Excellent Performance Opportunities

         College Chorus

         President’s Ensemble (Chamber Chorus)

         Community Chorus

         Show Choir

         Theatre Spring Musical Production

 

Experienced & Talented Faculty

         Fine Arts Faculty and Staff

         Course Syllabi

         Academic Plans

Scholarships

         Music Scholarships

         President’s Ensemble Scholarships

         Show Choir Scholarships

         CRAA Scholarship

Keyboard - Piano

Chipola has piano curriculum open to all ability levels. Professional instruction exists in a group learning environment or in individual private lessons. From beginning students of all ages to advanced virtuosi, Chipola has realistic, challenging piano courses for everyone.

Courses for piano study include the following:

         Applied Piano for Keyboard Majors and Minors

         Preparatory Piano (open to potential keyboard majors and minors, by audition only)

         Class piano (open to all interested beginners)

         Keyboard Theory

General Education Humanities courses:

         Fundamentals of Music (MUT 1001) for beginners

Excellent Performance Opportunities

         Ensemble Accompanist Opportunities

         President’s Ensemble (Chamber Chorus)

         Rock and Jazz Band

         Theatre Spring Musical Production

Experienced & Talented Faculty

         Fine Arts Faculty and Staff

         Course Syllabi

         Academic Plans

Scholarships

         Music Scholarships

         President’s Ensemble Scholarships

         CRAA Scholarship

Opportunities for elementary and high school students

         Music Through Performance seminars

         Recitals in a supportive setting

 

Instrumental

Students are encouraged to take private lessons in any of the standard woodwind and brass instruments. While the majority of Chipola students have had previous playing experience, beginners are able, with permission of the instructor, to study as well. Music majors with their primary performing areas of percussion and strings may be advised to take lessons through the "co-op program"* with Florida State University, pending their ability level and availability of instructor.*

The primary instrumental group of the Fine and Performing Arts Department is the Rock and Jazz Ensemble. This organization performs a wide variety of jazz, pop, rock, and swing styles. Standard instrumentation for the group is saxophone, trumpet, trombone, keyboard, drums, bass, guitar, and vibraphone. Other instruments are added occasionally. Members of the group learn how to improvise and develop a keen sense of jazz/rock articulation and styling.  Ensemble membership is open to the community. Non-music majors are also encouraged to participate.

Instrumental students are also encouraged to participate in the orchestra for theatre productions, specifically the spring musical production.

*Chipola College is pleased to have entered into a co-op agreement with Florida State University. By virtue of this agreement, students at Chipola College are able to take courses at Florida State University in accordance with state guidelines and procedures.

Excellent Performance Opportunities

         Ensemble Accompanist Opportunities

         President’s Ensemble (Chamber Chorus)

         Rock and Jazz Band

         Theatre Spring Musical Production

Experienced & Talented Faculty

         Fine Arts Faculty and Staff

         Course Syllabi

         Academic Plans

Scholarships

         Music Scholarships

         President’s Ensemble Scholarships

         CRAA Scholarship

 

 

Guitar

Chipola College offers a wide range of opportunities for students interested in studying guitar:


MVS 1116, Beginning Class Guitar

Open to all beginners, this introductory course develops the basic skills necessary to play popular style guitar. No previous musical experience is necessary. Students will learn basic chord and strumming patterns culminating in the ability to play folk-style accompaniment to their favorite songs. Students who wish to pursue more instruction beyond beginning class guitar are strongly encouraged to speak with the guitar instructor about signing up for Applied Guitar for Non-Majors.

MVS 2126, Advanced Class Guitar

Advanced Class Guitar serves to give guitar students experience playing in various ensemble arrangements. Enrollment in MVS 2126 requires approval of the guitar instructor. Working in duos, trios, quartets and quintets, students will gain exposure to major works in the guitar chamber music repertoire. Ensembles will be coached by Fine Arts faculty and will perform regularly for the public. To be considered for MVS 2126, students must be enrolled in individual guitar lessons with the guitar instructor, be able to read standard musical notation for the guitar and must have a foundation in classical guitar technique. Students with no previous experience in classical guitar who are interested in participating in the guitar ensemble in the future are strongly encouraged to speak with the guitar instructor about signing up for individual lessons at the preparatory level.

Applied Guitar for guitar majors and minors

Students with a major or minor in guitar at Chipola College are required to take a one hour, individual lesson in classical guitar each week with the guitar instructor. Lessons will focus on the development of a solid technical foundation and the consistent maturation of the student’s interpretive skills. Upon enrollment, students will either be placed at the college or preparatory level depending on their abilities.

Applied guitar for non-Majors

Applied guitar for non-Majors is open to all students at Chipola College regardless of musical experience. Enrollment in applied guitar for non-Majors is on a space available basis and is subject to approval by the department director and the guitar instructor. Students enrolled in applied guitar for non-majors will receive a half hour lesson in classical guitar

Excellent Performance Opportunities

         Ensemble Accompanist Opportunities

         President’s Ensemble (Chamber Chorus)

         Rock and Jazz Band

         Theatre Spring Musical Production

Experienced & Talented Faculty

         Fine Arts Faculty and Staff

         Course Syllabi

         Academic Plans

Scholarships

         Music Scholarships

         President’s Ensemble Scholarships

         CRAA Scholarship

 

 

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