Music

  • CFA MP 186: MP186: Non-major Private Music Instruction: Other
    Instruments (Half-hour) 14 1/2-hour private lessons provided by CFA graduate performance major for students not majoring in performance on non-traditional instruments for which CFA offers degrees. Class is offered to students with or without prior experience and no pre-requisites are required. Open to CFA and non-CFA students. Course requires applied music fee. 0.5 cr.
  • CFA MP 231: English Diction
    Performance for singers: emphasis on style, interpretation, and perfection of diction. 1 cr.
  • CFA MP 232: Italian Diction
    Performance for singers: emphasis on style, interpretation, and perfection of diction. 1 cr.
  • CFA MP 233: French Diction
    Performance for singers: emphasis on style, interpretation, and perfection of diction. 1 cr.
  • CFA MP 234: German Diction
    Performance for singers: emphasis on style, interpretation, and perfection of diction. 1 cr.
  • CFA MP 235: Opera Project 1
    Designed to provide a basic understanding of how to prepare and perform appropriate selections from the operatic repertoire, with a dual focus on stagecraft and musical preparation. Class performance projects include recitative, staged operatic arias and opera scenes. 1 cr.
  • CFA MP 331: Song Literature 1
    The development of the Lied genre will be traced from the 18th through 20th centuries, focusing on the poetry and musical setting. Study and performance of Lieder, including songs of Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf and Schoenberg. 2 cr.
  • CFA MP 333: Song Literature 3
    The development of the English, Italian, and Spanish art song will be traced through study and performance. Among composers to be considered: Dowland, Purcell, Britten, Ives, Argento, Rorem, Granados, Turina. 2 cr.
  • CFA MP 335: Performance Techniques for the Singing Actor 1
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: Voice Majors. 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. 2 cr.
  • CFA MP 381: Introduction to the Organ
    Introduction to the Organ, a companion course to CFA MP382 Introduction to the Harpsichord, will cover organ technique, repertoire, registration, history, and design. Basic techniques of touch, pedaling and coordination, and hymn playing will be addressed, as well as a survey of the literature written for the organ as related to developments in organ design and technology. Visits to local organs on and off campus will be included as well as classes regularly held in Room 426 where there is a seven-stop Noack mechanical studio organ. 1 cr.
  • CFA MP 390: Intro to Conducting
    This course covers basic skills, including use of each hand, study of musical terminology, transposition, tempi, and dynamics. Students learn simple score reading and receive conducting experience. 2 cr.
  • CFA MP 413: Piano Literature 3
    Study and performance of piano music of the Romantic period. 3 cr.
  • CFA MP 415: Piano Pedagogy and Practicum 1
    Teaching methods and materials for use in private and group instruction; literature concerned with leading teachers' approaches to acquiring musical skill and understanding; observation of studio and class teaching; supervised teaching experience. 2 cr.
  • CFA MP 440: Orchestral Techniques: String
    For advanced performers on orchestral instruments. Problems for various instruments in standard orchestral literature. Undergraduate students only. 1 cr.
  • CFA MP 441: String Literature 1: Solo
    Study and performance of accompanied and unaccompanied solo string literature from the Baroque to the present. 2 cr.
  • CFA MP 443: String Literature 3: Chamber
    Study and performance of string chamber music literature from the Baroque to the present. 2 cr.
  • CFA MP 445: String Pedagogy and Practicum 1
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: Non-music education majors. 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 449: Hrp Ped/Lit/Ens
  • CFA MP 450: Orchestral Techniques: Woodwinds
    For advanced performers on orchestral instruments. Problems for various instruments in standard orchestral literature. Undergraduate students only. 1 cr.
  • CFA MP 460: Orchestral Techniques: Brass
    For advanced performers on orchestral instruments. Problems for various instruments in standard orchestral literature. Undergraduate students only. 1 cr.