Music

  • 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 613: Piano Literature 3
    Study and performance of piano music of the Romantic period. 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 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
    Designed for classical singers desiring careers in the current and evolving industry. Provides a focused approach to learning the skills of performance, along with professional protocols in rehearsal, audition, and performance. Readings, discussions, and practices are introduced from Linklader, Graham, Balk, Goldovsky, Adler, Meisner, Mamet, Stanislavsky, O'Brien, Chekhov, Alexander, and Viewpoints. Students begin with study of their existing repertoire. Strategies and skills of performance for auditions, HD, the proscenium stage and alternate spaces, including performance in the round, are discussed and explored. Performance skills, character research, and role study culminate in the performance of a staged aria. May be taken alone or as a supplement to any level of the Opera Programs. With permission of instructor, MP 635 may be taken either as a prerequisite to, or concurrent with, MU 636.
  • 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 643: String Literature 3
    Study and performance of string chamber music literature from the Baroque to the present. 2 cr.
  • CFA MP 645: 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.
  • CFA MP 649: Hrp Ped/Lit/Ens
  • CFA MP 650: Orchestral Techniques: Woodwinds
    For advanced performers on orchestral instruments. Problems for various instruments in standard orchestral literature. Graduate students only. 1 cr.
  • CFA MP 660: Orchestral Techniques: Brass
    For advanced performers on orchestral instruments. Problems for various instruments in standard orchestral literature. Graduate students only. 1 cr..
  • CFA MP 663: Trombone Literature
    Students will meet one hour a week with a specialist trombone instructor. Students will do a comprehensive study of trombone literature. Listening assignments will be assigned. Students will compile from these discussions a comprehensive annotated music literature list, of their designated instrument for future use. 1.0 credit.
  • CFA MP 670: Percussion Ensemble
    For advanced performers on orchestral instruments. Study and preparation of standard orchestral excerpts, critique and mock-auditions. 1.0 credit.
  • CFA MP 671: Percussion Ensemble
    Study and performance of chamber music for combinations of percussion instruments. May be repeated for credit. 2.0 credits.
  • CFA MP 681: Introduction to the Organ
    Introduction to the Organ, a companion course to MP682 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.