Fall 2013 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
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 individual pieces 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 time!
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:
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%).