Performing Groups – FIMP

FIMP 100 – Introductory Music Seminar

Offered every Fall semester.

FIMP 206 – Maranatha Chorale (0.5)

This group is open to any student who would like to join. Auditions are not required. This choir will minister by providing music for campus events as well as in local churches. (.5 credit hours) Offered every semester.

FIMP 245 – Touring Ensemble

Offered every semester.

FIMP 246 – Repertoire

A weekly assembly for degree students for peer performances, special lectures, master classes, and academic advisement. Students choosing a major, minor, or concentration in Music must enroll in Repertoire every semester they have a private instruction. Class requirements are as followed: Majors-8 semesters, Minor-6 semesters, and Concentrations-4 semesters. (0 credit hours) Offered every semester.

FIMP 270 – Percussion Ensemble

Membership is by audition. The ensemble is open to students who play percussion instruments of definite and indefinite pitch. Students will perform appropriate sacred and secular music in campus, local, and Christian service ministries. Rehearsals are held twice a week. (0 credit hour) Offered every semester.

FIMP 275 – Chamber Singers (0.5)

Membership is by audition at the beginning of the fall semester. Standard choral literature is studied. Singing is both a cappella and accompanied. Concerts are presented during the annual tour, weekend appearances, and on campus. Rehearsals are held three times a week. Members will be required to purchase special clothing (suits, tuxedos, dresses, polo shirts, slacks, skirts, etc.) for performances and tours. Certain accessories (ties, vests, etc.) will be rented from Maranatha. (.5 credit hour) Offered every semester.

FIMP 280 – Orchestra (0.5)

Membership is by audition. Students will perform sacred and secular works from the standard repertoire for orchestra. Performances include campus and local concerts, weekend appearances, accompaniment of major choral works, and music/drama productions. Winds and percussion are chosen by directors from Symphonic Band membership. (.5 credit hour) Offered every semester.

FIMP 285 – Madrigal and Handbell Choir (0.5)

Membership is by audition at the beginning of the fall semester. Both accompanied and a cappella literatures are presented. Skills are developed in the art of hand bell playing. Concerts are presented during the annual spring tour, weekend appearances, and on campus. Rehearsals are held three times a week. Members will be required to purchase special clothing (suits, tuxedos, dresses, polo shirts, slacks, skirts, etc.) for performances and tours. Certain accessories (ties, vests, etc.) will be rented from Maranatha. (.5 credit hour) Offered every semester.

FIMP 291 – Symphonic Band (0.5)

Membership is by audition. Students perform standard sacred and secular band Literature of the 19th – 21st centuries. Performances will include an annual fall tour, chapel appearances, and local concert venues. Rehearsals are held three times per week. Shares membership with MBU Orchestra as designated by directors. (.5 credit hour) Offered every semester.

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