Historical listening and performance class covering the tributaries of Bill Monroe's music (old-time country music, blues, and swing) and tracing the development of the styles from 1945 to the
This course will introduce students to the theory of musical cultures in the eastern Mediterranean basin and North Africa.
An overview of the history of contemporary string playing, with special emphasis on the work of major innovators: Joe Venuti, Stephane Grappelli, Jean-Luc Ponty, and others.
This course will survey and analyze a number of styles that form the bedrock of American popular music. These styles include blues, gospel, folk, country, Cajun, tejano, and Native American.
Historical listening and performance class covering the tributaries of Bill Monroe's music (old time country music, blues, and swing) and tracing the development of the styles from 1945 to the
Functional study of string instruments. Technical fundamentals of class instruction in music education. Use of representative elementary/secondary school methods and materials.
This class will teach string players how to be fluent and expressive readers of standard music notation.
Advanced improvisational concepts and their application in strings. Reading charts with jazz phrasing, higher-level bowing, and left-hand development. Instrumentation: violin, viola.
This course provides an understanding of the technology available for effective performances in nonacoustic situations.
This is an interdivisional course that offers students in the String Department, Professional Writing Division, and Music Production and Engineering Department insight into how to operate most effi
This ensemble is a contemporary version of the traditional conservatory master class.
This ensemble is a hands-on tour of two great American improvisational music forms, bluegrass and swing, focusing on melodic variation as well as chord-based jazz improvisational strategies, with a
This ensemble uses traditional folk, country, and blues repertoire as a means to develop higher level improvisational, compositional, and arranging skills in a band setting.
This ensemble will explore grooves, rhythms, and textures for string group using traditional, international, jazz, and other modern material, some of which will be improvised, some written.
Study and performance of string quartets and trios from the repertoire of the baroque period through the 21st century.
Strings playing covers of non-string based popular music. Students pick the repertoire and write the arrangements.
This ensemble explores ways to incorporate regional fiddle styles (including Appalachian/old-time, Celtic, Scandinavian, and related traditions) into varied small string ensemble formats, using ext
This ensemble will examine the way string instruments and improvisation are used in a variety of musical cultures including Greek, Bulgarian, Hungarian, klezmer, Romanian, and Charanga.
This ensemble offers string players the opportunity to study and play past and current rock violin styles, including the music of Jerry Goodman, Sugar Cane Harris, Jean-Luc Ponty, and Boyd Tinsley.
Using influential acoustic innovators like David Grisman, B'ela Fleck, and Crooked Still as inspirations, this ensemble will explore the ever growing trend of using traditional string instrume