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Class instruction for beginners in voice, piano, and instrumental music. Special fee required for piano and instrumental instruction. (Piano section only: music majors needing to pass piano proficiency will be given preference. Non music majors may contact instructor the first day of class)
Advanced pianists learn to play with relaxed muscular control; additionally, how to prepare repertoire independently of the private teacher.
Off-campus service learning. Activities related to the major and employment will be approved. Prior approval is necessary, a program coordinated by a faculty member and an on-site supervisor.
Explores the drumming traditions of Tahiti, the Cook Islands and elsewhere in the Pacific. No previous drumming experience required, but a strong practice ethic is expected. No audition required.
Language diction for singers: English and Italian lyric diction with an introduction to the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) as a tool for studying speech sounds of sung language.
Examines music in contemporary American society in all its popular, classical, and cultural manifestations with emphasis on the growth of music as an entertainment business.
Performances of excerpts from opera and musical theatre including scenes, arias, song, duets, and ensemble numbers. Students participate in the creation of the theme and selection of the numbers and work to be presented.
Pianists learn the art of collaborative interpretation with instrumentalists and vocalists. Skills are emphasized including sight-reading, following, setting tempo, and clef reading. Master-class attendance required.