Music

  • CFA MP 465: Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion Pedagogy and Practicum
    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 470: Orchestral Techniques: Percussion
    For advanced performers on orchestral instruments. Problems for various instruments in standard orchestral literature. Undergraduate students only. 1 cr.
  • CFA MP 499: Ind Study Undgr
  • CFA MP 500: Sym/Chmbr Orch
  • CFA MP 502: Wind Ensemble
  • CFA MP 511: Practical Piano 1
    Keyboard harmonization skills, sight-reading, technical drills and accompaniment for simple melodic lines. Designed to promote keyboard facility for graduate-level singers. Other music majors with permission. (Required of vocal performance majors in master's degree program). 1 cr.
  • CFA MP 531: Graduate Diction
    One-semester review course for singers. This course is intended as a quick review of the basics and nuances of Italian, German, French, to be supplemented by in-class discussion and exercises, weekly homework projects, quizzes, and singing in class. Knowledge of the International Phonetic Alphabet is required. 1 cr.
  • CFA MP 532: Vocal Coaching and Performance Seminar
    Performance for singers: emphasis on style, interpretation, and perfection of diction. 1 cr.
  • CFA MP 533: Performance Skills
    Performance for singers: emphasis on style, interpretation, and perfection of diction. Particular focus for undergraduate voice majors. 1 cr.
  • CFA MP 534: Oratorio Literature and Repertoire
    Performance for singers: emphasis on style, interpretation, and perfection of diction. 1 cr.
  • CFA MP 563: Trombone Choir
    Students will learn musical and technical ensemble concepts related to rehearsing and performing in a conducted trombone choir. Music selected will reflect a variety of styles. Open to graduate and undergraduate students. 1.0 credit.
  • CFA MP 581: Continuo 1
    Keyboard and other continuo players are given note-by-note analysis and coaching of selected continuo realizations, both written and improvised. Non-keyboard players are given tutelage in basic continuo realization appropriate to their level of keyboard skill, so that they may be able to accompany their future students, and also to better appreciate and have more discernment of the continuo player's role in ensembles in which they take part. Additionally, they will play their own instruments (or sing) in the class so that the keyboard players have practice in realizing figured bass accompaniments. For both, a historical overview of the practice of figured bass accompaniment is given together with stylistic analysis and practical musical coaching.
  • CFA MP 585: Baroque String Techniques
    Development of skills, techniques, and common practices for performing Baroque string literature with period instruments. 1 cr.
  • CFA MP 599: Alexander Tech
  • CFA MP 600: Boston University Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra
    May be repeated for credit. 1 cr.
  • CFA MP 602: Boston University Wind Ensembles
    May be repeated for credit. 1 cr.
  • CFA MP 603: Boston University Symphonic Chorus
    Required of undergraduate vocal performance majors. May be repeated for credit. 0.5 cr.
  • CFA MP 604: Boston University Small Choral Ensembles
    Required of undergraduate vocal performance majors. May be repeated for credit. 0.5 cr.
  • 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.