Courses

e.g. AR or AR-211
e.g. Film or "Bass Lab"

ILPN-P375

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Carl Riley
Semesters Offered: Spring Only
Required of: None
Electable by: Piano principals
Prerequisites: Overall ensemble rating 5
Department: PERF

An advanced elective lab that will meet for five three-hour sessions per semester. The meetings will be scheduled at the beginning of each semester by the instructor. The lab will focus on creativity and finding your own voice, technique, improvisation, and ensemble playing. See chair for schedule. The class will present a recital as a final project.

ILRE-375

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Carl Riley
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All fifth-semester PERF majors enrolled in RPXX-311
Electable by: Fifth-semester PERF majors
Prerequisites: PIXX-212 and current enrollment in RPXX-311
Department: PERF

Required for all fifth-semester performance majors. Each student will perform three times during the semester. Students will critique one another's performances. Topics to be discussed will include repertoire, stage presence, constructive criticism, and mental preparation.

ILST-111

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: David Wallace
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: String principals
Prerequisites: None
Department: STRG

This class will teach string players how to be fluent and expressive readers of standard music notation. It involves learning how to process both the quantitative aspects (pitch, rhythm, and form) and the qualitative properties (phrasing, dynamics, articulation, etc.) of written music. Using a variety of styles, students in this class will work on recognizing common pitch patterns, rhythmic motives, and road maps (repeats, da capos, codas, parallel and contrast phrase structures, and typical harmonic progressions). Ear training skills will be emphasized to develop the strong inner hearing crucial for good reading. Upon completion of this course students will have improved their ability to read standard music notation fluently and musically in a variety of styles.

ILST-121

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: David Wallace
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: String principals
Prerequisites: None
Department: STRG

Advanced improvisational concepts and their application in strings. Reading charts with jazz phrasing, higher-level bowing, and left-hand development. Instrumentation: violin, viola.

ILST-240

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: David Wallace
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: String principals
Prerequisites: None
Department: STRG

This course provides an understanding of the technology available for effective performances in nonacoustic situations. Topics covered include pickups, microphones, electric instruments, amplifiers, effects, stage sound/monitors, mixers, recording acoustic instruments, recording electric instruments, and how to take care of your acoustic instrument.

ILST-250

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: David Wallace
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: String principals
Prerequisites: Written approval of course instructor
Department: STRG

This is an interdivisional course that offers students in the String Department, Professional Writing Division, and Music Production and Engineering Department insight into how to operate most efficiently in the recording studio. The course will be divided into three or four sections of three weeks each. In each section, all participants will meet in the recording studio to record one or more works written by a writing division student for strings, or strings with other tracks previously recorded.

ILVC-111

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Anne Peckham
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Voice principals
Electable by: Voice principals
Prerequisites: ET-111
Department: VOICE

Introductory lab for singers to further develop listening skills, reading notation, concepts of rhythm, intervals, chord changes, time-feels, and grooves applied to singing lyrics and pitches simultaneously; sight-reading will include lead sheets, sheet music, and specific vocal arrangements.

ILVC-115

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Anne Peckham
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: Voice principals
Prerequisites: None
Department: VOICE

Introductory lab for singers focusing on skills necessary for repertoire development. These include finding the right key for a song, transposition, development of lead sheets, and basic self-accompanying skills necessary to learn songs independently. The goal of the course is to develop self-sufficiency for vocalists in learning new material.

ILVC-121

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Anne Peckham
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Voice principals
Electable by: Voice principals
Prerequisites: None
Department: VOICE

Introductory pop/rock/country performance lab for voice principals designed to prepare students for solo performance in ensembles and other performing venues within a specific song style. Vocalists will learn how to count off tempos of songs, microphone technique, song style and groove, communication with the accompanist, and lead sheet preparation.

ILVC-122

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Anne Peckham
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Voice principals
Electable by: Voice principals
Prerequisites: None
Department: VOICE

Introductory jazz/blues performance lab for voice principals designed to prepare students for solo performance in ensembles and other performing venues within a specific song style. Vocalists will learn how to count off tempos of songs, microphone technique, song style and groove, communication with the accompanist, and lead sheet preparation.

ILVC-123

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Anne Peckham
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: Voice principals
Prerequisites: None
Department: VOICE

Introductory R&B performance lab for voice principals designed to prepare students for solo performance in ensembles and other performing venues within a specific song style. Vocalists will learn how to count off tempos of songs, microphone technique, song style and groove, communication with the accompanist, and lead sheet preparation.

ILVC-141

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Anne Peckham
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: Voice principals
Prerequisites: None
Department: VOICE

A lab for vocalists focusing on basic skills in improvisation in a variety of styles. Melodic and rhythmic phrasing, embellishments, using tone colors, and hearing basic blues patterns in vocal styles including pop, rock, R&B, and jazz.

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