An online keyboard program for non-piano principals designed to give students skills in note reading, chord voicings, rhythmic interpretation, technique, and other instrumental skills. Using video clips, recorded play-alongs, chord-study exercises, weekly recorded assignments, and feedback from the teacher, students will be able to play simple accompaniments, read notes on the grand staff, realize a lead sheet, apply simple voice-leading techniques, and develop hand independence and a familiarity with different styles. Students will acquire the ability to use the keyboard as a resource in learning harmony, ear training, arranging, and technology applications such as notation and sequencing.
In this course, students will learn and study the fundamentals of percussion as it applies to classroom instruction of elementary/secondary methods and materials.
This course provides students with an introduction to various percussion instruments, rhythms, and techniques that can be used to facilitate drum circles and interactive percussive events for music therapy settings.
This course provides a functional study of string instruments. Students master technical fundamentals of classroom instruction in string instruments. They also learn representative elementary/secondary school methods and materials.
A lab for singers wishing to develop self-accompanying skills on the guitar: chord forms, rhythmic patterns, etc.
A continuation of ISVC-111 for singers wishing to further develop self-accompanying skills on the guitar. Course will focus on the successful combination of guitar techniques (bar chords, power chords, elementary fingerpicking styles, and elementary lead guitar work) with a vocal selection suited to the student's ability.
This course provides a functional study of the flute. Students master technical fundamentals of classroom instruction in flute. They also learn representative elementary/secondary school methods and materials.
This course provides a functional study of the clarinet. Students master technical fundamentals of classroom instruction in clarinet. They also learn representative elementary and secondary school methods and materials.
This course provides a functional study of the oboe and saxophone. Students master technical fundamentals of classroom instruction in oboe and saxophone. They also learn representative elementary/secondary school methods and materials.
Monitored and evaluated professional work experience in an environment related to the jazz composition major. Placement is limited to situations available from or approved by the Office of Experiential Learning and the Jazz Composition Department chair or designee. To apply for an internship, students must see the internship coordinator in the Office of Experiential Learning prior to registering. Note: Equivalent credit for prior experience is not available due to the requirement of concurrent contract between the employer/supervisor and the college. International students in F-1 status must obtain authorization on their Form I-20 from the Counseling and Advising Center prior to beginning and internship.
This course covers the prehistoric to the Gothic period. It is a survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture from prehistory, the ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Byzantium, the early Middle Ages, and the Romanesque and Gothic periods. Slide lectures are supplemented by works viewed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
This course covers the late Gothic period to the early 20th century. It is a survey of European art from the end of the Middle Ages through the Renaissance, mannerism, the baroque, rococo, neoclassicism, romanticism, realism, impressionism, postimpressionism, and early abstraction; also American art from the colonial period to the early 20th century. Slide lectures are supplemented by works viewed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.