Strings Courses

The string department offers a broad array of diverse courses.

PSIS-P364

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: David Wallace
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.

RPST-211

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: David Wallace
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: String principal PERF majors
Electable by: String principal PERF majors
Prerequisites: PIST-112 and concurrent enrollment in PIST-211
Department: STRG

First level of principal instrument recital preparation for performance majors.

RPST-212

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: David Wallace
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: String principal PERF majors
Electable by: String principal PERF majors
Prerequisites: PIST-211, RPST-211, and concurrent enrollment in PIST-212
Department: STRG

Second level of principal instrument recital preparation for performance majors.

RPST-311

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: David Wallace
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: String principal PERF majors
Electable by: String principal 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.

RPST-312

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: David Wallace
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: String principal PERF majors
Electable by: String principal PERF majors
Prerequisites: ILRE-375, PIST-311, RPST-311, and concurrent enrollment in PIST-312
Department: STRG

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

RPST-411

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: David Wallace
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: String principal PERF majors
Electable by: String principal PERF majors
Prerequisites: PIST-312, RPST-312, and concurrent enrollment in PIST-411
Department: STRG

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

RPST-412

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: David Wallace
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: String principal PERF majors
Electable by: String principal PERF majors
Prerequisites: PIST-411, RPST-411, and concurrent enrollment in PIST-412
Department: STRG

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

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