Fall 2011 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Medrick, Mary
Discipline and Number
MUSI 2317 Section 001
MW Time 12:00 PM - 1:15 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 (workbook) by Sandy Feldstein and a collection of music to be selected in the first weeks of class.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Grades are based upon attendance/participation, written assignments, quizzes, and progress on individual projects, exercises and final performance.

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