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.

Private Instruction 2 - Woodwind

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.

Private Instruction 3 - 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.

Private Instruction 4 - 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.

Private Instruction 5 - 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.

Private Instruction 6 - 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.

Private Instruction 7 - 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.

Private Instruction 8 - 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.

Recital Preparation 1 - Woodwind

RPWD-311

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

Recital Preparation 2 - Woodwind

RPWD-312

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

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

Recital Preparation 1 - Dual Principal - Woodwind

RPWD-321

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

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

Recital Preparation 2 - Dual Principal - Woodwind

RPWD-322

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Woodwind principals: Dual principal PERF majors
Electable by: Dual principal PERF majors
Prerequisites: ILRE-375, PIWD-311, and RPWD-321
Department: WWND

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

Recital Preparation 3 - Woodwind

RPWD-411

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