Fall 2016 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This class is designed for the piano student who reads music well and who has established basic piano technique through prior study. Students will become proficient in major and minor scales and a variety of other keyboard skills. During the semester, students will prepare for three in-class workshops and at least one public performance, including Festival. Repertoire is individual and will be assigned during the first week of the semester.
For practice, students have access to the keyboard lab and several other rooms on campus with acoustic pianos. Class time will consist of lecture, demonstration, discussion, group exercises, supervised practice and performance.
Hanon Exercises, any addition of all 60
Czerny: Practical Method for Beginners on the Piano, Op. 599
Music Anthology: from the Classics to Moderns series
Required Reading: Basic Principles in Pianoforte Playing (Dover Books on Music) by Josef Lhevinne and Rosina Lhevinne (Jun 1, 1972) A 3-page written response will be due by midterm.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
GRADING: 25% attendance/participation, 20% written assignments, 30% preparation of exercises and other assigned material, 25% final performance. More than 2 absences will result in a lower final grade.