Fall 2013 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Medrick, Mary
Discipline and Number
MUSI 2317 Section 002
MW Time 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Course Title
Piano I

Description of Course:

This class is designed for the beginner or the student with minimal training in music. Course may be repeated for up to 9 hrs. credit to continue to advance. Because the course is for college level students, the lessons in basic theory and keyboard technique progress rapidly. A variety of resources are available for individual study, including online listening materials, music dictionaries and theory software. Students prepare 3 individual pieces to for in-class performances and may be asked to participate in campus recitals. For practice, students have access to the keyboard lab and on-campus practice rooms. Class time consists of lecture, demonstration, discussion, group exercises, coaching and performance.

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

Required Texts:

Practical Theory Complete (workbook)

Needed by 9/4: a collection of classical repertoire, such as
Discovering Piano Literature Book 2 or Book 3 (level to be determined in class)
Selected and Edited by M’lou Dietzer, Alfred pub. 14575/6

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Grades: attendance/participation (25%), written assignments and quizzes (25%),
continuous progress on individual projects, including assigned exercises (30%), final performance and/or jury (20%).

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