Fall 2016 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This applied music class is an introduction of the study, history, interpretation, and performance practice of woodwind chamber music. As is the nature of chamber music, musicians will perform works in small groups from a variety of styles and genres. Typical repertoire would include trios, quartets, and quintets with compositions by Mozart, Verdi, and Gershwin.
Music and readings will be supplied by the instructor.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
This course will culminate with several public performances as well as a class discussion and a written critique of one or more of the performed works. The critique will not only address these three concepts of critical thinking—description, interpretation, and evaluation—but also a detailed analysis of stylistic interpretation. Permission of the instructor is required.