Courses

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

Recital Preparation 1 - Woodwind

RPWD-311

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Woodwind principals: PERF majors
Electable by: PERF majors
Prerequisites: PIWD-212 and concurrent enrollment in both ILRE-375 and PIWD-311
Department Code: WWND

Taken in conjunction with ILRE-375. Includes preparation of repertoire for performances in the recital workshop.

Recital Preparation 2 - Woodwind

RPWD-312

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Woodwind principals: PERF majors
Electable by: PERF majors
Prerequisites: ILRE-375, PIWD-311, and RPWD-311
Department Code: WWND

Includes preparation of repertoire for a public performance as a leader.

Recital Preparation 1 - Dual Principal - Woodwind

RPWD-321

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Woodwind principals: Dual principal PERF majors
Electable by: Dual principal PERF majors
Prerequisites: PIWD-212 and concurrent enrollment in ILRE-375 and PIWD-311
Department Code: WWND

Taken in conjunction with ILRE-375. Includes preparation of repertoire for performances in the recital workshop.

Recital Preparation 2 - Dual Principal - Woodwind

RPWD-322

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Woodwind principals: Dual principal PERF majors
Electable by: Dual principal PERF majors
Prerequisites: ILRE-375, PIWD-311, and RPWD-321
Department Code: WWND

Includes preparation of a repertoire for a public performance as a leader.

Recital Preparation 3 - Woodwind

RPWD-411

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Woodwind principals: PERF majors
Electable by: PERF majors
Prerequisites: PIWD-312 and RPWD-312
Department Code: WWND

Includes preparation of repertoire for the jury, which must be presented successfully in order to schedule the senior recital.

Recital Preparation 4 - Woodwind

RPWD-412

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Woodwind principals: PERF majors
Electable by: PERF majors
Prerequisites: PIWD-411 and RPWD-411
Department Code: WWND

Includes preparation of repertoire for the senior recital, which is the final project for performance majors.

Recital Preparation 3 - Dual Principal - Woodwind

RPWD-421

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Woodwind principals: Dual principal PERF majors
Electable by: Dual principal PERF majors
Prerequisites: PIWD-312 and RPWD-322
Department Code: WWND

Includes preparation of repertoire for the jury, which must be presented successfully in order to schedule the senior recital.

Recital Preparation 4 - Dual Principal - Woodwind

RPWD-422

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Woodwind principals: Dual principal PERF majors
Electable by: Dual principal PERF majors
Prerequisites: PIWD-411 and RPWD-421
Department Code: WWND

Includes preparation of repertoire for the senior recital, which is the final project for performance majors.

Essentials of Songwriting

SW-111

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bonnie Hayes
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department Code: SONG

Designed to give an overview of the subject to the student contemplating a career as a songwriter or a career in music in which songwriting plays a major role. Topics include the importance of the song in the music industry, making a living as a songwriter, the relationship of words to music, song structure, and song demo production. This course should help some students decide whether songwriting is the right major for them and also help MB/M majors and MP&E majors understand how to listen critically to songs as well as help prepare them to be more knowledgeable in music publishing, A&R, and other song-related fields.

Introduction to Desktop/Digital Audio 1

SW-151

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bonnie Hayes
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: SONG majors
Electable by: SONG majors
Prerequisites: MTEC-111
Department Code: SONG

A Pro Tools course for the DAW beginner with no extensive experience with MIDI (perhaps some use of Garage Band). Students will learn the basic principles needed to complete a Pro Tools project, from initial set up to final mixdown. The course will cover common situations such as recording live instruments, MIDI sequencing of software synthesizers, and audio looping, with lessons in configuring a session, creating and organizing, files and regions, importing files, setting up virtual instruments, creating fades, basic volume automation, etc. Note: Students are required to have a Pro Tools system installed on their laptops.

DAW for the Songwriter

SW-161

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bonnie Hayes
Semesters Offered:
Required of:
Electable by:
Prerequisites:
Department Code: SONG

Songwriting 1

SW-211

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bonnie Hayes
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: SONG majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: HR-112
Department Code: SONG

Basic songwriting techniques. Students will develop a strong sense of form, melody, harmony, bass line development, and rhythm. Introduction to lyric considerations. Projects, in lead sheet format, will cover a variety of styles. Note: It is recommended that students take SW-221 in conjunction with this course.

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