Spring 2013 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Medrick, Mary
Discipline and Number
MUSI 2317 Section 002
MW Time 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Course Title
Piano 1

Description of Course:

This class is designed for the beginner or the student with minimal piano training. Course may be repeated for up to 9 hrs. credit to advance. Because the course is for college level students, 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 prepare pieces for in-class workshops and may be asked to participate in campus recitals. For practice, students will have access to the keyboard lab and on-campus practice rooms. Class time will consist of lecture, demonstration, discussion, group exercises, coaching and performance.

No experience required, but students should expect to need 4-6 hours per week preparation time!

Required Texts:

Practical Theory Complete by Sandy Feldstein
Hanon Junior

A book of music will be selected and purchased during the second week of the semester. Additional music will be purchased as needed.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Grades: attendance/participation (20%), written assignments and quizzes (25%),
continuous progress on individual projects, including assigned exercises (30%), final performance and/or exam (25%). Students are required to attend and review at least 2 piano events.

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