For auditions please contact the appropriate instructor listed below or in the course schedule on the portal.

Music 31P

Pomona College Choir, online version. Holistic engagement with choral music as a performance art. Various projects geared to developing the listening and performance skills of the choral musician, including discussing representative repertoire, performance style, and the cultural role of choirs historically. Creative engagement will make use of both synchronous and asynchronous elements, and will be adapted to the circumstances of individual students. Prerequisite: At least one semester of MUS 31 PO, or permission of instructor. Half credit. P/NC grading only. Area 6.
Instructor: Donna M. Di Grazia
Meeting Times: Tu./Th. 6:30–8 p.m.
Must Students Audition? - Not in Spring 2021. Contact Prof. Di Grazia if you have not previously enrolled in MUS 31 or 31P
1st class mtg: Tu.  1/26

Music 32P

Pomona College Glee Club, online version. Holistic engagement with choral music for chamber choir as a performance art. Various projects geared to developing the listening and performance skills of an advanced choral musician, including discussing representative repertoire, performance style, and the cultural role of choirs historically. Creative engagement will make use of both synchronous and asynchronous elements, and will be adapted to the circumstances of individual students. Prerequisites: At least one semester of MUS 31 PO or MUS 31P PO, or permission of instructor. P/NC grading only.  Area 6.
Instructor: Donna M. Di Grazia
Meeting Times: Tu. 11:10 a.m.–12:40 p.m. and Th. 4:10-5:40 p.m.
Must Students Audition? - Yes; enrollment by PERM only. Normally, students must also be a member of the Pomona College Choir both semesters. Contact Prof. Di Grazia for further details.
1st class mtg: Tu.  1/26

Music 33P

Pomona College Orchestra, online version. Holistic engagement with the techniques, practices, and traditions of orchestral music. Exploration of standard and non-standard repertoire. Various projects to develop listening skills, expand repertoire knowledge, understand evolving stylistic priorities, and contemplate practical challenges. Creative projects will make use of both synchronous and asynchronous elements, and will be adapted to the circumstances of individual students. Prerequisite: At least one semester of MUS 033 PO, or permission of the instructor. Half credit. P/NC grading only. Area 6.
Instructor: Eric Lindholm
Meeting Times: Tu./Th. 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Must Students Audition? - Not in Spring 20201. Contact Prof. Lindholm if you have not previously enrolled in MUS 33 or MUS 33P
1st class mtg: Tu. 1/26

Music 35P

Pomona College Band, online version. Seminar focusing on the development of wind bands and related ensembles and their repertoires. Faculty, guest and student presentations, guided listening, group discussion, and optional individual performance. Creative projects will make use of both synchronous and asynchronous elements, and will be adapted to the circumstances of individual students. Half credit. P/NC grading only. Area 6.
Instructor: Graydon Beeks
Meeting Times: Mo./We. 6:45–8:10 p.m.
Must Students Audition? - No; attend first class meeting or contact Prof. Beeks to express interest.
1st class mtg: Mo. 1/25

Music 37P

Pomona College Jazz Ensemble, online version. Jazz improvisation, composition, and jazz techniques with an emphasis on playing. Two synchronous class sessions a week, with flexibility for asynchronous engagement as needed. Half credit. P/NC grading only. Area 6.
Instructor: Barb Catlin
Meeting Times: Tu./Th. 4:15–5:45 p.m.
Must Students Audition? - Not in Spring 2021. Contact Ms. Catlin prior to first class meeting if you have not previously enrolled in MUS 37 or 37P
1st class mtg: Tu.  1/26

Music 41P

Balinese Gamelan Ensemble, online version. Introduction to the Balinese gong kebyar gamelan ensemble and its related performance traditions. Online instruction about the history and culture of Balinese gamelan music, with a creative project at the end of the semester. Asynchronous engagement in addition to weekly synchronous meeting. No previous musical experience required. Half credit. P/NC grading only. Area 6.
Instructor: I Nyoman Wenten
Meeting Times: Mo. 4:15–6:30 p.m.
Must Students Audition? - No; contact Prof. Joti Rockwell to express interest.
First class meeting: Mo. 1/25

Music 42B

Afro-Cuban Music Ensemble, an introduction to Afro-Cuban drumming with emphasis on the music of the polytheistic tradition known as Santería. Students learn to play different rhythmic patterns on a variety of drums and other percussion instruments and to sing traditional songs. Fall semester only. Half credit. P/NC grading only. Area 6.
Instructor: Joe Addington
Meeting Times: Mo. 4:15–7 p.m.
Must Students Audition? - No; contact Prof. Gibb Schreffler to express interest.
First class meeting: Mo. 1/25