Southeast Missouri State University

Music Terminology

*Note that the title “Dr.” should not be used with music faculty members. **Titles of selections to be performed at concerts should have quotation marks around them and should not be italicized.

  1. Chamber Choir
    Use “Chamber Choir” on first reference. Use “the choir” on second and subsequent references.
  2. Choral Union
    Use “Choral Union” on first and all subsequent references. Do not use an abbreviated title. (“The Union” is incorrect.)
  3. Clark Terry/Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival
    Use the full title on first reference. Use “jazz festival” on second and subsequent references.
  4. Concert Band
    Use “Concert Band” on first reference and “the band” on second and subsequent references.
  5. Iota Psi chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
    Use “Iota Psi chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia” on first reference and “the Iota Psi chapter” on second and subsequent references.
  6. Jazz Lab Band
    Use “Jazz Lab Band” on first reference. Use “the band” on second and subsequent references.
  7. Jazz Sultans
  8. Opera Workshop
    Use “Opera Workshop” on first reference. Use “the workshop” on second and subsequent references.
  9. Percussion Ensemble
    Use “Percussion Ensemble” on first reference. Use “the ensemble” on second and subsequent references.
  10. Southeast Baroque Ensemble
    Use the full name on first reference. Use “the ensemble” on second and subsequent references.
  11. Southeast Chamber Winds
    Use “Southeast Chamber Winds” on first reference. Use “chamber winds” on second and subsequent references.
  12. Southeast Guitar Ensemble
    Use “Southeast Guitar Ensemble” on first reference. Use “guitar ensemble” on second and subsequent references.
  13. Southeast Missouri Music Academy
    Use “Southeast Missouri Music Academy on first reference and “the Music Academy” on second and subsequent references.
  14. Southeast Missouri State University Color Guard
    Use “Southeast Missouri State University Color Guard” on first reference. Use “the guard” on second and subsequent references.
  15. Southeast Missouri State University Marching Band
    Use “Southeast Missouri State University Marching Band” on first reference. Use “Southeast Marching Band” on second and subsequent references.
  16. Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra (previously University Orchestra)
    Use the full name on first reference. Use “the orchestra” on second and subsequent references.
  17. Southeast Show Band
    Use “Southeast Show Band” on first reference. Use “the show band” on second and subsequent references.
  18. Steel Drum Band
  19. Studio Jazz Ensemble
    Use “Studio Jazz Ensemble” on first reference. Use “the ensemble” on second and subsequent references.
  20. Southeast Wind Symphony
    Use “Southeast Wind Symphony” on first reference. Use “wind symphony” on second and subsequent references.
  21. University Choir
    Use “University Choir” on first reference. Use “the choir” on second and subsequent references.
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