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MUSC 4635. Wind Band Literature. 2 Hours.

Covers the growth and development of repertoire for the wind band from its early years to the present. The primary focus is placed on music for public school band programs; the process of selecting, or programming, wind literature that is grade appropriate. Emphasis is placed on standard literature, as well as current trends and composers. The evolution of wind band literature is studied. Learning to understand the role of the band conductor as music teacher. The study of how literature selection influences band curriculum. Finding the resources that guide young conductors in selecting music suitable for programming. Understanding the role of the band as a functional service ensemble, as an ensemble for art's sake, and as an activity for music education in the modern curriculum. Prerequisite: MUSC 3310; can be taken concurrently. FA.