Piano Courses

The courses at Berklee are continually reviewed and evaluated so that they consistently reflect today's musical needs. In classes such as Contrapuntal Jazz Improvisation, Improvisational Theory, Piano Accompaniment Techniques, and Survey of Piano Styles, you will learn the history of your instrument, analyze its present-day challenges, and pursue an in-depth study of styles and techniques. Below is a list of all Piano courses for the upcoming semester.

Recital Preparation 1 - Dual Principal - Piano

RPPN-321

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Stephany Tiernan
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Piano principals: Dual principal PERF majors
Electable by: Dual principal PERF majors
Prerequisites: PIPN-212 and concurrent enrollment in ILRE-375 and PIPN-311
Department Code: PIANO

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

Recital Preparation 2 - Dual Principal - Piano

RPPN-322

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Stephany Tiernan
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Piano principals: Dual principal PERF majors
Electable by: Dual principal PERF majors
Prerequisites: ILRE-375, PIPN-311, and RPPN-321
Department Code: PIANO

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

Recital Preparation 3 - Piano

RPPN-411

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Stephany Tiernan
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Piano principals: PERF majors
Electable by: PERF majors
Prerequisites: PIPN-312 and RPPN-312
Department Code: PIANO

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

Recital Preparation 4 - Piano

RPPN-412

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Stephany Tiernan
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Piano principals: PERF majors
Electable by: PERF majors
Prerequisites: PIPN-411 and RPPN-411
Department Code: PIANO

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

Recital Preparation 3 - Dual Principal - Piano

RPPN-421

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Stephany Tiernan
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Piano principals: Dual principal PERF majors
Electable by: Dual principal PERF majors
Prerequisites: PIPN-312 and RPPN-322
Department Code: PIANO

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

Recital Preparation 4 - Dual Principal - Piano

RPPN-422

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Stephany Tiernan
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Piano principals: Dual principal PERF majors
Electable by: Dual principal PERF majors
Prerequisites: PIPN-411 and RPPN-421
Department Code: PIANO

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

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