Courses

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

ILPN-273

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Dave Limina
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: ILPN-272 or HR-211
Department: PIANO
Location: Boston Campus

This course is an advanced class that includes a review of the theory and exercises covered in ILPN-272: Jazz Harmonic Techniques for Piano 2 with a primary focus on chord voicing and voice-leading. The effective use of tensions as applied to jazz piano, composition, and arranging will be included. This course is appropriate for piano principals or non-piano principals; however, a strong command of the material in ILPN-272 or HR-211: Harmony 3 is necessary.

ILPN-274

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Dave Limina
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: ILPN-273
Department: PIANO
Location: Boston Campus

The course offers an organized approach to develop a thorough knowledge of common harmonic vocabulary used in contemporary jazz established in ILPN-271, ILPN-272, and ILPN-273 (Jazz Harmonic Techniques for Piano 1, Jazz Harmonic Techniques for Piano 2, and Jazz Harmonic Applications) as applied to one-handed and two-handed voicings through construction and supportive exercises. Designed for pianists and other instrumentalists who want to further develop keyboard skills.

ILPN-335

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Dave Limina
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: Piano principals
Prerequisites: ILPN-122 or overall ensemble rating 3
Department: PIANO
Location: Boston Campus

Instrumental lab for piano principals emphasizing fundamental techniques and skills involved in playing the Hammond organ in predominant contemporary styles, including jazz, R&B, blues, rock, and funk. Study of recorded examples and transcriptions of influential performers.

ILPN-337

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Dave Limina
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: Piano principals
Prerequisites: ILPN-122 or overall ensemble rating 3
Department: PIANO
Location: Boston Campus

Instrumental lab for piano principals emphasizing techniques of playing the Hammond B3 organ in blues styles. Analysis and performance of blues and blues-related music including gospel, jazz blues, and soul.

ILPN-339

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Dave Limina
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: Piano principals
Prerequisites: ILPN-122 or overall ensemble rating 3
Department: PIANO
Location: Boston Campus

Instrumental lab for piano principals emphasizing techniques of playing the Hammond organ in rock styles. Study of recorded material and transcriptions of influential players; in-class recording.

ILPN-345

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Dave Limina
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: Piano principals
Prerequisites: ILPN-335
Department: PIANO
Location: Boston Campus

Continued study of specific techniques for Hammond organ learned in ILPN-335, Hammond Organ Techniques. Greater emphasis on left-hand bass and foot-pedal bass. Exploration of the role of organ in a variety of settings, including jazz organ trio, rock band, acid jam band, gospel choir, and recording studio.

ILPN-375

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Karen Bell
Semesters Offered: Spring Only
Required of: None
Electable by: Piano principals
Prerequisites: Overall ensemble rating 5
Department: PERF
Location: Boston Campus

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.

ILPN-381

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Dave Limina
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: Piano principals
Prerequisites: ILPN-112 or overall ensemble rating 3
Department: PIANO
Location: Boston Campus

An advanced instrumental lab for pianists that focuses on traditional and 20th-century literature for two pianos, four hands.

ILPN-385

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Dave Limina
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: Piano principals
Prerequisites: ILPN-112 or overal ensemble rating 3
Department: PIANO
Location: Boston Campus

The study and performance of traditionally notated accompaniments for music in a wide variety of styles serving to enhance performances and rehearsal skills, as well as broaden professional opportunities. Styles include opera, art songs, choral compositions and arrangements, and Broadway musicals.

ILRE-375

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Karen Bell
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
Location: Boston Campus, Valencia (Spain) Campus

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
Location: Boston Campus

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-112

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

This lab develops further the concepts of ILST-111 String Reading Lab using more complex styles of music.

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