Courses

e.g. AR or AR-211
e.g. Film or "Bass Lab"

Keyboard Fundamentals

ISKB-P111

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Stephany Tiernan
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department Code: PIANO

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

ISPC-221

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: John Ramsay
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: MUED and MTHE majors
Prerequisites: None
Department Code: PERC

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

ISPC-231

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: John Ramsay
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: MTHE majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department Code: PERC

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

ISST-221

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: David Wallace
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: MUED majors
Prerequisites: None
Department Code: STRG

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

ISVC-111

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Anne Peckham
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: Voice principals
Prerequisites: None
Department Code: VOICE

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

ISVC-112

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Anne Peckham
Semesters Offered: Spring Only
Required of: None
Electable by: Voice principals
Prerequisites: ISVC-111
Department Code: VOICE

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

ISWD-221

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: MUED majors
Prerequisites: None
Department Code: MUED

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

ISWD-222

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MUED majors
Electable by: MUED majors
Prerequisites: None
Department Code: MUED

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

ISWD-223

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: MUED majors
Prerequisites: None
Department Code: MUED

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

JC-495

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Eric Gould
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: JCMP majors
Prerequisites: Sixth-semester standing and written approval of course chair
Department Code: JCMP

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.

The Ancient and Medieval Worlds

LAHS-231

3 credit(s)
Course Chair: Simone Pilon
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: LENG-111
Department Code: LART

This course covers the prehistoric to the Gothic period. It is a survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture from prehistory, the ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Byzantium, the early Middle Ages, and the Romanesque and Gothic periods. Slide lectures are supplemented by works viewed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

The Renaissance to the Present

LAHS-232

3 credit(s)
Course Chair: Simone Pilon
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: LENG-111
Department Code: LART

This course covers the late Gothic period to the early 20th century. It is a survey of European art from the end of the Middle Ages through the Renaissance, mannerism, the baroque, rococo, neoclassicism, romanticism, realism, impressionism, postimpressionism, and early abstraction; also American art from the colonial period to the early 20th century. Slide lectures are supplemented by works viewed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

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