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.
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 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.
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.
Functional study of string instruments. Technical fundamentals of class instruction in music education. Use of representative elementary/secondary school methods and materials.
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 course provides an understanding of the technology available for effective performances in nonacoustic situations.
Advanced improvisational concepts and their application in strings. Reading charts with jazz phrasing, higher-level bowing, and left-hand development. Instrumentation: violin, viola.
This class will teach string players how to be fluent and expressive readers of standard music notation.
This ensemble offers study and performance of string quartets in a variety of contemporary styles.
Classically trained students will use their classical skills to improvise in the classical vernacular.
An ensemble consisting of a string quartet plus rhythm section. Emphasis will be on ensemble playing skills and improvisational vocabulary in diverse contemporary idioms.
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.
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 explores ways to incorporate regional fiddle styles (including Appalachian/old-time, Celtic, Scandinavian, and related traditions) into varied small string ensemble formats, using ext
Strings playing covers of non-string based popular music. Students pick the repertoire and write the arrangements.
Study and performance of string quartets and trios from the repertoire of the baroque period through the 21st century.
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.
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.