Keyboard Class 3 for Music Education Majors
Further development of techniques necessary for functional piano playing in public school teaching. Full chorale style with the aid of graduated coordination studies. Emphasis on rhythmicized accompaniment patterns and transposition of material based on standard school music (major keys with secondary dominants). Chorale-type accompaniments based on various styles.
Keyboard Class 4 for Music Education Majors
Continued use of chorale style materials including some standard public school literature. Further use of simple melodies with rhythmicized chordal patterns in minor keys. Sight-reading of open score vocal arrangements. A complete, simplified supplement for pop music, including melody with chordal accompaniment or chordal progressions with bass line. Standard progression studies.
An online keyboard program for non-piano principals designed to give students skills in note reading, chord voicings, rhythmic interpretation, technique, and other instrumental skills. Using video clips, recorded play-alongs, chord-study exercises, weekly recorded assignments, and feedback from the teacher, students will be able to play simple accompaniments, read notes on the grand staff, realize a lead sheet, apply simple voice-leading techniques, and develop hand independence and a familiarity with different styles. Students will acquire the ability to use the keyboard as a resource in learning harmony, ear training, arranging, and technology applications such as notation and sequencing.
Percussion Class for Music Education Majors
Functional study of percussion instruments. Technical fundamentals of class instruction in music education. Use of representative elementary/secondary school methods and materials.
Percussion for Music Therapy
Introduction to various percussion instruments, rhythms, and techniques that can be used to facilitate drum circles and interactive percussive events for the music therapy patient/client.
String Class for Music Education Majors
Functional study of string instruments. Technical fundamentals of class instruction in music education. Use of representative elementary/secondary school methods and materials.
Guitar Accompanying Skills for the Vocalist
A lab for singers wishing to develop self-accompanying skills on the guitar: chord forms, rhythmic patterns, etc.
Guitar Accompaniment Skills for the Vocalist 2
A continuation of ISVC-111 for singers wishing to further develop self-accompanying skills on the guitar. Course will focus on the successful combination of guitar techniques (bar chords, power chords, elementary fingerpicking styles, and elementary lead guitar work) with a vocal selection suited to the student's ability.
Flute Class for Music Education Majors
Functional study of the flute. Technical fundamentals of class instruction in music education. Use of representative elementary/secondary school methods and materials.
Clarinet Class for Music Education Majors
Functional study of the clarinet. Technical fundamentals of class instruction in music education. Use of representative elementary/secondary school methods and materials.
Double Reed/Saxophone Class for Music Education Majors
Functional study of the oboe and saxophone. Technical fundamentals of classroom instruction in music education. Use of representative elementary/secondary school methods and materials.
Jazz Composition Internship
Monitored and evaluated professional work experience in an environment related to the jazz composition major. Placement is limited to situations available from or approved by the Office of Experiential Learning and the Jazz Composition Department chair or designee. To apply for an internship, students must see the internship coordinator in the Office of Experiential Learning prior to registering. Note: Equivalent credit for prior experience is not available due to the requirement of concurrent contract between the employer/supervisor and the college. International students in F-1 status must obtain authorization on their Form I-20 from the Counseling and Advising Center prior to beginning and internship.