Directed Study – The Artist Showcase Ensemble

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The Directed Study – The Artist Showcase Ensemble is a course designed to be an intensive 15-week professional concert. There will be a limit of two accepted proposals for this course each semester as these courses will need intense departmental and college dedication, focus, preparation, and resources. The lead student submits the approved application and proposal and is responsible for leading the rehearsals, delegating responsibilities, communicating week-to-week goals, planning the final performance, and promoting the final performance. These sections are created to support students who desire a show of covers or original music within the pop idiom. The assigned/selected faculty is responsible for mentoring the lead student in their directorial role, and assisting students with coordinating equipment and/or performance needs with the Ensemble Department and/or College, as necessary.

The directed study application process is as follows:

  • Attend mandatory directed study meeting held during each midterm week
  • Complete online application
  • Complete detailed proposal
  • Audition and assemble a full band

Required Roles Outside of Core Band:

  • Student Leader
  • Musical Director
  • Arranger/Programmer
  • Production Manager
  • Production Assistant/Administrator
  • Sound Tech Engineer/FOH Engineer/Monitors

Optional Roles:

  • Choreographer
  • Vocal Director
  • Stylist
  • Set Design/Lighting
  • Photographer
  • Marketing/PR
Written approval of course chair
Required Of
Electable By
All B.M. and P.D. students
Major Elective for
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring, Summer
Course Chair
Tyrone Chase
Courses may not be offered at the listed locations or taught by the listed faculty for every semester. Consult to find course information for a specific semester.