Contemporary Ensemble

Written approval of program director
Electable by: 
All graduate students
Required of: 
CPPD and CPGJ graduate students; optional elective in GEMB, MPTI, and SFTV
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring, Summer
Boston Campus
Valencia (Spain) Campus
Courses may not be offered at the listed location(s) each semester. Consult for specific term availability.

This course enables students to enhance their ensemble-playing skills, deepen their knowledge of a particular style and its associated repertory, and develop their individual performance identities. Students develop their ability to create and perform music in a particular style. Working under the direction of a senior faculty member, students complete exercises that enhance their intonation, articulation, and improvisational skills in an ensemble context. Students learn to maintain stylistic integrity by developing their awareness of the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic practices associated with a particular repertory.

Course chair: 
Casey Driessen (Valencia, Spain) and Marco Pignataro (Boston)