Woodwinds Courses

The courses at Berklee are continually reviewed and evaluated to be sure they consistently reflect today's musical needs. In classes such as Survey of Woodwind Styles, you will learn the history of your instrument and analyze its present-day challenges, and pursue an in-depth study of styles and techniques. Take a look at some of the courses you can experience as part of your study.

PIWD-112

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Woodwind principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIWD-111
Department: WWND

Principal instrument study level 2 woodwind.

PIWD-211

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Woodwind principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIWD-112
Department: WWND

Principal instrument study level 3 woodwind.

PIWD-212

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Woodwind principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIWD-211
Department: WWND

Principal instrument study level 4 woodwind.

PIWD-311

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Woodwind principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIWD-212
Department: WWND

Principal instrument study level 5 woodwind.

PIWD-312

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Woodwind principals: MUED, PROM, and PERF majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIWD-311
Department: WWND

Principal instrument study level 6 woodwind.

PIWD-411

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Woodwind principals: PERF majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIWD-312
Department: WWND

Principal instrument study level 7 woodwind.

PIWD-412

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Woodwind principals: PERF majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIWD-411
Department: WWND

Principal instrument study level 8 woodwind.

RPWD-211

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Woodwind principal PERF majors
Electable by: Woodwind principal PERF majors
Prerequisites: PIWD-112 and concurrent enrollment in PIWD-211
Department: WWND

First level of principal instrument recital preparation for performance majors.

RPWD-212

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Woodwind principal PERF majors
Electable by: Woodwind principal PERF majors
Prerequisites: PIWD-211, RPWD-211, and concurrent enrollment in PIWD-212
Department: WWND

Second level of principal instrument recital preparation for performance majors.

RPWD-311

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Woodwind principal PERF majors
Electable by: Woodwind principal PERF majors
Prerequisites: PIWD-212, RPWD-212, and concurrent enrollment in both ILRE-375 and PIWD-311
Department: WWND

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

RPWD-312

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Woodwind principal PERF majors
Electable by: Woodwind principal PERF majors
Prerequisites: ILRE-375, PIWD-311, RPWD-311, and concurrent enrollment in PIWD-312
Department: WWND

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

RPWD-411

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Woodwind principal PERF majors
Electable by: Woodwind principal PERF majors
Prerequisites: PIWD-312, RPWD-312, and concurrent enrollment in PIWD-411
Department: WWND

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

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