An ensemble course in the musical arts of the Trinidadian steel band. Students learn to perform on steel band instruments and study the social, historical, and cultural context of the ensemble. We also address issues of theory, acoustics, arranging, and composing. Readings, recordings, and video viewings supplement in-class instruction. The ensemble will present public performances.
Audition InformationAll students interested in taking this class should attend the audition.
An audition sign up sheet will be posted in the Music Studios Lobby. Sheet music will be available with the sign-up sheet and students should attend practice sessions on Monday and Wednesday at 1:10 in the Usdan Music Room B23 to prepare for the auditions on Thursday, September 10 and Friday, September 11.
If you cannot make the audition, please contact the instructor.