Strings Courses

The string department offers a broad array of diverse courses.

Melodic Variation Techniques in American String Traditions

PSIS-P364

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Melissa Howe
Semesters Offered: Fall Only
Required of: None
Electable by: String and guitar principals
Prerequisites: None
Department: STRG

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 present day. Extensive transcription projects and in class performance will be emphasized.

Recital Preparation 1 - String

RPST-311

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Melissa Howe
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: String principals: PERF majors
Electable by: PERF majors
Prerequisites: PIST-212 and concurrent enrollment in both ILRE-375 and PIST-311
Department: STRG

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

Recital Preparation 2 - String

RPST-312

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Melissa Howe
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: String principals: PERF majors
Electable by: PERF majors
Prerequisites: ILRE-375, PIST-311, and RPST-311
Department: STRG

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

Recital Preparation 1 - Dual Principal - String

RPST-321

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Melissa Howe
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: String principals: Dual principal PERF majors
Electable by: Dual principal PERF majors
Prerequisites: PIST-212 and concurrent enrollment in ILRE-375 and PIST-311
Department: STRG

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

Recital Preparation 2 - Dual Principal - String

RPST-322

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Melissa Howe
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: String principals: Dual principal PERF majors
Electable by: Dual principal PERF majors
Prerequisites: ILRE-375, PIST-311, and RPST-321
Department: STRG

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

Recital Preparation 3 - String

RPST-411

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Melissa Howe
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: String principals: PERF majors
Electable by: PERF majors
Prerequisites: PIST-312 and RPST-312
Department: STRG

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

Recital Preparation 4 - String

RPST-412

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Melissa Howe
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: String principals: PERF majors
Electable by: PERF majors
Prerequisites: PIST-411 and RPST-411
Department: STRG

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

Recital Preparation 3 - Dual Principal - String

RPST-421

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Melissa Howe
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: String principals: Dual principal PERF majors
Electable by: Dual principal PERF majors
Prerequisites: PIST-312 and RPST-322
Department: STRG

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

Recital Preparation 4 - Dual Principal - String

RPST-422

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Melissa Howe
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: String principals: Dual principal PERF majors
Electable by: Dual principal PERF majors
Prerequisites: PIST-411 and RPST-421
Department: STRG

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

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