Fall 2016 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Medrick, Mary
Discipline and Number
MUSI 2317 Section 001
MW Time 1:00 PM - 2:15 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, as needed to prepare for upper level piano (MUSI 3388). Lessons in basic theory and keyboard technique will progress rapidly. For practice, students have access to the keyboard lab and other on-campus pianos. A variety of resources are available for individual study, including online listening materials, music dictionaries and theory software. Students will study individual pieces for in-class workshops and may be asked to participate in campus recitals. Class time will consist of lecture, demonstration, discussion, group exercises, coaching and performance.

No experience required, but success in this class requires 4-6 hours per week preparation outside of class time.

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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