Music

  • CFA MP 112: Group Piano 2
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CFA MP111 or placement by audition. A continuation of technique building at the piano developed in CFA MU 151. Focus is on developing aural and visual skills that enable students to perform elementary-level piano music. Introduction to sight-reading, music theory. Open to all students. 1 cr.
  • CFA MP 113: Group Piano 3
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CFA MP111 and MP112 or placement by audition. Focus on functional piano, the playing of simple accompaniments and intermediate-level piano music. Introduction to chording and playing by ear. Intermediate-level sight-reading and basic piano ensemble experience, and basic keyboard pattern and transposition. Open to music majors and Boston University students. 1 cr.
  • CFA MP 115: Non-major Private Music Instruction: Piano (Hour)
    14 1-hour private piano lessons provided by CFA graduate piano major for students not majoring in piano performance. Class is offered to students with or without prior piano experience and no pre-requisites are required. Open to CFA and non-CFA students. Course requires applied music fee. 1 cr.
  • CFA MP 116: Non-major Private Music Instruction: Piano (Half-hour)
    14 1/2-hour private piano lessons provided by CFA graduate piano major for students not majoring in piano performance. Class is offered to students with or without prior piano experience and no pre-requisites are required. Open to CFA and non-CFA students. Course requires applied music fee. 0.5 cr.
  • CFA MP 130: Class Voice
    Beginning fundamentals and concepts of vocal techniques. 1 cr. Both semesters.
  • CFA MP 131: Phonetics for Singing 1
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: Voice majors The study of Italian, French, English, and German lyric diction through use of the international phonetic alphabet. Emphasis on mastering the symbols and sounds of the alphabet and the study of its practical application. Approximately one-half term devoted to work in each language: Italian and French. 1 cr.
  • CFA MP 132: Phonetics for Singing 2
    CContinuation of CFA MP131. Approximately one-half term devoted to work in each language: English and German. 1 cr.
  • CFA MP 135: Non-major Private Music Instruction: Voice (Hour)
    14 1-hour private voice lessons provided by CFA graduate voice major for students not majoring in vocal performance. Class is offered to students with or without prior vocal experience and no pre-requisites are required. Open to CFA and non-CFA students. Course requires applied music fee. 1 cr. Review of music history and literature from the ca. 1750 to the present. 2.0 cr.
  • CFA MP 136: Non-major Private Music Instruction: Voice (Half-hour)
    14 1/2-hour private voice lessons provided by CFA graduate voice major for students not majoring in vocal performance. Class is offered to students with or without prior vocal experience and no pre-requisites are required. Open to CFA and non-CFA students. Course requires applied music fee. 0.5 cr.
  • CFA MP 145: Non-major Private Music Instruction: Strings (Hour)
    14 1-hour private instrument lessons provided by CFA graduate string major for students not majoring in string performance. Class is offered to students with or without prior string experience and no pre-requisites are required. Open to CFA and non-CFA students. Course requires applied music fee. 1 cr.
  • CFA MP 146: Non-major Private Music Instruction: Strings (Half-hour)
    14 1/2-hour private instrument lessons provided by CFA graduate string major for students not majoring in string performance. Class is offered to students with or without prior string experience and no pre-requisites are required. Open to CFA and non-CFA students. Course requires applied music fee. 0.5 cr.
  • CFA MP 155: Non-major Private Music Instruction: Other Instruments (Half-hour)
    14 1-hour private instrument lessons provided by CFA graduate woodwind major for students not majoring in woodwind performance. Class is offered to students with or without prior woodwind experience and no pre-requisites are required. Open to CFA and non-CFA students. Course requires applied music fee. 1 cr.
  • CFA MP 156: Non-major Private Music Instruction: Woodwinds (Half-hour)
    14 1/2-hour private instrument lessons provided by CFA graduate woodwind major for students not majoring in woodwind performance. Class is offered to students with or without prior woodwind experience and no pre-requisites are required. Open to CFA and non-CFA students. Course requires applied music fee. 0.5 cr.
  • CFA MP 165: Non-major Private Music Instruction: Brass (Hour)
    14 1-hour private instrument lessons provided by CFA graduate brass major for students not majoring in brass performance. Class is offered to students with or without prior brass experience and no pre-requisites are required. Open to CFA and non-CFA students. Course requires applied music fee. 1 cr.
  • CFA MP 166: Non-major Private Music Instruction: Brass (Half-hour)
    14 1/2-hour private instrument lessons provided by CFA graduate brass major for students not majoring in brass performance. Class is offered to students with or without prior brass experience and no pre-requisites are required. Open to CFA and non-CFA students. Course requires applied music fee. 0.5 cr.
  • CFA MP 175: Non-major Private Music Instruction: Percussion (Hour)
    14 1-hour private lessons on classical concert percussion provided by CFA graduate percussion major for students not majoring in percussion performance. Class is offered to students with or without prior percussion experience and no pre-requisites are required. Open to CFA and non-CFA students. Course requires applied music fee. 1 cr.
  • CFA MP 176: Non-major Private Music Instruction: Percussion (Half-hour)
    14 1/2-hour private lessons on classical concert percussion provided by CFA graduate percussion major for students not majoring in percussion performance. Class is offered to students with or without prior percussion experience and no pre-requisites are required. Open to CFA and non-CFA students. Course requires applied music fee. 0.5 cr.
  • CFA MP 180: Group Guitar
    Section A, Beginning Guitar, is an introduction to the fundamentals of guitar playing. No previous experience is necessary. By learning music from the Beatles to Bach to the blues, we will cover basic chords, scales, music notation and both pick- and finger-style playing. Students should bring their own guitars. Several are available for rent from the Music Education office(CFA room 240, 617-353-6888). Section B, Intermediate Guitar, is designed for students who have acquired some basic guitar and reading skills. This section includes work with movable (barre) chord fingerings, movable scale fingerings, improvisation, accompaniment, and improving one's knowledge of the fingerboard. Repertoire includes everything from rock and blues classics to jazz standards. Section C, Advanced Guitar, is for more experienced guitar students. This section focuses on improving one's playing through mastery of chord and scale fingerings, understanding the music theory behind them, and putting all that information and physical skill to work in the context of improvising and accompanying a selection of jazz standards. Players interested in any style of music can benefit from this skill-building work. All sections 1 cr.
  • CFA MP 185: Non-major Private Music Instruction: Other Instruments (Hour)
    14 1-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. 1 cr.
  • 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.