Courses

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

ISKB-212

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Stephany Tiernan
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: COMP, CWPR, FILM, JCMP, and SONG majors
Electable by: COMP, CWPR, FILM, JCMP, and SONG majors
Prerequisites: ISKB-211
Department Code: PIANO

Continuation of ISKB-211. Advanced comping, voicings, additional melody with accompaniment.

ISKB-215

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Stephany Tiernan
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: COMP, CWPR, FILM, JCMP, and SONG majors
Prerequisites: ISKB-212 or PIPN-111
Department Code: PIANO

A course designed to provide the Professional Writing Division student with the specialized keyboard skills necessary to develop their composition abilities. This course will focus on developing sight-reading skills applicable to score-reading, lead-sheet reading, transposition, etc. Open to piano principals or those who have completed basic keyboard classes.

ISKB-221

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Stephany Tiernan
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MUED and MTHE majors
Electable by: MUED and MTHE majors
Prerequisites: None
Department Code: PIANO

This course is a graduated piano study for beginning keyboard students. Students learn note reading, rhythm, and technique. Students practice materials that range from separate hand studies to simple two-voice pieces. They also learn simple melodies with chordal accompaniment. Students are introduced to harmonization. They also learn techniques that involve scales and coordination studies with fingering for various two-hand patterns.

 

ISKB-222

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Stephany Tiernan
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MUED and MTHE majors
Electable by: MUED and MTHE majors
Prerequisites: ISKB-221
Department Code: PIANO

This course introduces coordination studies for keyboard students. Students learn a simple chorale style as well as transposition of simple melodies with accompaniment (major keys). Students deepen their knowledge of scale studies and chordal patterns relating to harmonization.

 

ISKB-321

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Stephany Tiernan
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MUED majors
Electable by: MUED majors
Prerequisites: ISKB-222
Department Code: PIANO

This course further develops the techniques necessary for functional piano playing in public school teaching. Students master full chorale style with the aid of graduated coordination studies. Students also master rhythmicized accompaniment patterns and transposition of material based on standard school music (major keys with secondary dominants). Students also learn chorale-type accompaniments based on various styles.

 

ISKB-322

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Stephany Tiernan
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MUED majors
Electable by: MUED majors
Prerequisites: ISKB-321
Department Code: PIANO

This course develops keyboard skills in a chorale style. Student learn typical public school literature. They also develop further the application of simple melodies with rhythmicized chordal patterns in minor keys. Students master sight-reading of open score vocal arrangements. They also learn a complete, simplified supplement for pop music, including melody with chordal accompaniment or chordal progressions with bass line, and standard progression studies.

 

ISKB-P111

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Stephany Tiernan
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department Code: PIANO

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.

ISPC-221

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: John Ramsay
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: MUED and MTHE majors
Prerequisites: None
Department Code: PERC

In this course, students will learn and study the fundamentals of percussion as it applies to classroom instruction of elementary/secondary methods and materials.

 

ISPC-231

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: John Ramsay
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: MTHE majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department Code: PERC

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.

ISST-221

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

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.

 

ISVC-111

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

A lab for singers wishing to develop self-accompanying skills on the guitar: chord forms, rhythmic patterns, etc.

ISVC-112

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Anne Peckham
Semesters Offered: Spring Only
Required of: None
Electable by: Voice principals
Prerequisites: ISVC-111
Department Code: VOICE

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.

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