This course provides the unique opportunity for both experienced and aspiring musicians and vocalists who wish to develop their performing skills and music knowledge on an academic as well as an experiential level. In addition to their exposure to the aesthetics of music and musical interpretation, students will learn music theory and mechanics at a level appropriate to their musical experience and as is necessary to perform the particular performance pieces assigned to them. Because the course is open to musicians and vocalists at any level, including those who are learning for the first time, faculty will work very closely with each student to identify reasonable goals and expectations leading to the most effective individual role in performance participation. After the first class meeting, smaller ensembles will be assembled based on student interest and range of musical experience, and meeting times will be decided as well. The smaller ensembles may include, but are not limited to: rock, jazz, blues, and orchestral. Students are encouraged to use their own instruments; however, Regis has a limited number of instruments available for them to use. Among the potential types of performances expected for students are: campus functions, special performing arts events, open mic nights, Battle of the Regis Bands, and other opportunities which may arise or which might be arranged by students in consultation with the faculty. This course is open to Regis students as well as faculty and staff (either for credit or audit).