Spring 2011 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Medrick, Mary
Discipline and Number
MUSI 2317 Section 002
MW Time 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Course Title
Piano I

Description of Course:

This class is designed for the beginner or the student with minimal training in music. Because the course is for college level students, the lessons in basic theory and keyboard technique will progress rapidly. A variety of resources will be made available for individual study, including online listening materials, music dictionaries and theory software. Students will select individual pieces to prepare for in-class performances and may be asked to participate in campus recitals. For practice, students will have access to the keyboard lab and several other rooms on campus with acoustic pianos. Class time will consist of lecture, demonstration, discussion, group exercises, coaching and performance.

Required Texts:

Practical Theory Complete by Sandy Feldstein

A collection of music to be purchased after the semester begins.
Other materials will be provided.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Attendance and class participation are required. Students will be expected to arrive on time and begin individual practice before the group exercises. A minimum of 6 hrs. per week will be needed for practice outside of class time. Students will be required to attend 2 concerts (featuring piano) on campus.
Grades: attendance/participation (20%), written assignments and quizzes (25%),
continuous progress on individual projects, including assigned exercises (30%), final performance and exam (25%).

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