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MUSC REL
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.
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.
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)
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.
Credit for applied experience in music. Prior approval must be obtained and coordinated by a faculty member and on-site supervisor.
Advanced pianists learn to play with relaxed muscular control; additionally, how to prepare repertoire independently of the private teacher.
The history of Western Art Music with emphasis on analysis and the interconnection of music with religion, philosophy and economics from the Greeks to 1750.
The history of Western art music with emphasis on analysis and the interconnection of music with religion, philosophy, and economics from 1750 to 1900.
The history of Western art music with emphasis on analysis and the interconnection of music with religion, philosophy and economics from 1900 to the present.
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.
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.
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.
This course is designed to familiarize string majors with the technique and traditions of orchestral literature and performance.