Courses

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

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.

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
Location: Boston Campus

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

ILST-125

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: David Wallace
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: String principals
Prerequisites: None (string principals); by written approval of course instructor (other instrument principals)
Department: STRG
Location: Boston Campus

Viola for Violinists develops the technical and reading skills necessary for violinists to function professionally as violists. This lab devotes substantial attention to C-string tone production, intonation, shifting, improvised harmonies, alto clef fluency, and sight-reading.

While this course is intended for string principals, interested students with violin experience are encouraged to take this course.

ILST-240

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 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
Location: Boston Campus

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: None
Electable by: Voice principals
Prerequisites: ET-111
Department: VOICE
Location: Boston Campus

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
Location: Boston Campus

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-117

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Anne Peckham
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: Voice principals
Prerequisites: None
Department: VOICE
Location: Boston Campus
This course provides an extension of vocal technique and performance building skills that will support private lesson instruction. Students will better understand how their voices function, how to support their own vocal health, and how to apply vocal and performance techniques to a variety of contemporary and traditional styles of music. Students will receive straightforward, science-based information on the vocal function and this course will provide an opportunity for them to work on common vocal challenges and performance in a classroom environment. Students will learn techniques to protect their voices from misuse and overuse, benefit from observing and working with their classmates, and learn a holistic method of developing their unique, personal method of expression.

 

ILVC-151

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

This lab is designed to increase body awareness and develop the stage presence and performance skills of vocalists through the use of acting techniques. Improvisational acting methods will be utilized in song performances.

ILVC-210

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Anne Peckham
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MTHE majors
Electable by: Non-voice principals
Prerequisites: None
Department: VOICE
Location: Boston Campus

A lab for non-voice principals designed to address the basic elements of singing: breath management, intonation, tone quality, and phrasing. Students will participate in periodic self-assessment, including videotaping of in-class performance.

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