Music

  • CFA MP 605: Opera Workshop
    Undergraduate (juniors and seniors) singers are selected who demonstrate operatic potential, have mastered a beginning level of acting and vocal skill, and who need experience, integration, and refinement. Coursework includes acting, music and dramatic coaching, movement, stage and audition techniques and master classes. The class culminates in performance of opera scenes or one act operas. Students may be eligible for secondary roles when appropriate and in consultation with the student's applied teacher. Students in Opera Workshop will participate in mainstage production ensembles. Admission by audition.
  • CFA MP 606: Opera Theatre
    Designed for graduate singers who demonstrate operatic potential and have mastered an intermediate integration of acting, vocal, and movement skills. Coursework includes acting, music and dramatic coaching of scenes and arias, movement classes, diction, scenes participation audition preparation, and master classes. All students enrolled in Opera Theatre will be considered for casting in principal roles when appropriate and in consultation with the student's applied teacher. All students in Opera Theatre will also participate in the mainstage production ensembles. Other performance opportunities may include scenes programs or one act operas. Admission by audition.
  • CFA MP 607: Musical Organization - New Music Ensemble
    Performance and praxis of contemporary styles from 1900 to the present. Participation in contemporary music concerts and Composers' Forum presentations. May be repeated for credit. Does not fulfill musical organization requirement. 1.0 credit.
  • CFA MP 608: Chamber Music
    Study and performance of chamber music in various combinations. Chamber ensembles receive one hour of coaching each week with a member of the faculty. (May be repeated for credit.) 1 cr.
  • CFA MP 609: Baroque Chamber Music
    Study and performance of Baroque chamber music for winds, strings, and continuo. Ensembles receive one hour of coaching each week with a member of the applied music faculty in the Historical Performance Department. (May be repeated for credit.) 1 cr.
  • CFA MP 610: Ensemble for Pianists
    Admission by audition. Four-hand and ensemble work for piano; works using piano with small combinations of instruments. (May be repeated for credit.) 1 cr.
  • CFA MP 611: Piano Literature 1
    Study and performance of keyboard music from the Baroque period through the pre-Classical period. 3 cr.
  • CFA MP 612: Piano Literature 2
    Study and performance of keyboard music of the Classical period. 3 cr.
  • CFA MP 613: Piano Literature 3
    Study and performance of piano music of the Romantic period. 3 cr.
  • CFA MP 614: Piano Literature 4
    Study and performance of keyboard music from the late 19th century to the present. 3 cr.
  • CFA MP 615: Piano Pedagogy 1
    An historical overview of the main treatises in Piano Pedagogy as well as teaching methods and materials for use in private and group instruction. The first semester deals with literature and musical concepts as they relate to beginning pianists. The second semester covers some of the major repertoire of the common practice period as well as the work of Ortmann and Schultz. 2 cr.
  • CFA MP 616: Piano Pedagogy 2
    A continuation of the topics begun in Piano Pedagogy MU708, this course begins with the pedagogical works of Ortmann and Schultz and focuses on teaching techniques for more advanced students. Piano works of major composers are discussed with emphasis on literature selection for different phases of pianistic development. 2 cr.
  • CFA MP 621: Collaborative Piano Skills
    Ensemble and accompaniment skill-building for piano performance majors seeking additional collaborative experience. Vocal and instrumental repertoire; recommended additional weekly accompaniment of music majors Serves as Music Organization credit for piano majors only. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. 1 cr.
  • CFA MP 622: Collaborative Piano
    Analysis and practice in piano accompaniment of singers and instrumentalists; sight reading and transposition; discussion of style and performance. May be repeated for credit. 2.0 credits.
  • CFA MP 635: Performance Techniques for the Singing Actor 1
    Fundamental stage techniques. Basic stage language, movement, presentation skills, and fundamentals of acting for recital and opera. No audition necessary. Some Opera Workshop participants may be asked to take Performance Techniques as a pre-requisite to casting in scenes.
  • CFA MP 636: Performance Techniques for the Singing Actor 2
    Continuation of CFA MP635. 2 cr.
  • CFA MP 640: Orchestra Techniques: Strings
    For advanced performers on orchestral instruments. Problems for various instruments in standard orchestral literature. Graduate students only. 1 cr.
  • CFA MP 641: String Pedagogy and Practicum 1
    Teaching methods and materials for use in private and group instruction; literature concerned with leading teachers' approaches to acquiring musical skills and understanding. 2 cr.
  • CFA MP 642: String Pedagogy and Practicum 2
    Teaching methods and materials for use in private and group instruction; literature concerned with leading teachers' approaches to acquiring musical skills and understanding. 2 cr.
  • CFA MP 643: String Literature 3
    Study and performance of string chamber music literature from the Baroque to the present. 2 cr.