Courses

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

MUS-P101

3 credit(s)
Course Chair: Rob Rose
Semesters Offered: Summer Only
Required of: None
Electable by: 5-Week students
Prerequisites: Written permission of course instructor
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The study of the musical concepts such as music theory as it relates to effective performance on your instrument; the development of basic musicianship skills (the ability to read, write, remember, and improvise music); performance and transcription of music from a wide variety of styles; and the development of individual instrumental skill through private study and ensemble performance. Class activities will include theoretical explanations, playing demonstrations, and listening to and analyzing relevant performers. This course is only available to 5-Week students who receive a grade of B or higher in FWTH-010 Theory in Performance, FWMU-010 Musicianship, FWPI-0X0 Private Instruction, and at least one section of FWEN-010 Five Week Ensemble.

PED-480

2 credit(s)
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PERF-480

2 credit(s)
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PFET-361

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Allan Chase
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None; Approved specified elective for brass, woodwind, string, and vibraphone principal PERF majors
Electable by: Brass, woodwind, string, and mallet principals
Prerequisites: Ensemble rating 3444 and ET-112
Department: EAR

Ear training with an emphasis on practical performance experience. Recognizing pitch, rhythm, harmony, and timbre by ear and responding on the student's instrument in class. Some dictation. Some nonsyllabic sight-singing.

PFET-364

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Allan Chase
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None; Approved specified elective for piano principal PERF majors
Electable by: Piano principals
Prerequisites: Ensemble rating 3444 and ET-112
Department: EAR

Ear training with an emphasis on practical performance experience. Recognizing pitch, rhythm, harmony, and timbre by ear and responding on the student's instrument in class. Some dictation. Some nonsyllabic sight-singing.

PFET-367

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Allan Chase
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None; Approved specified elective for guitar principal PERF majors
Electable by: Guitar principals
Prerequisites: Overall ensemble rating of 2 and ET-112
Department: EAR

Ear training with an emphasis on practical performance experience. Recognizing pitch, rhythm, harmony, and timbre by ear and responding on the student's instrument in class. Some dictation. Some nonsyllabic sight-singing.

PFET-370

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Allan Chase
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None; Approved specified elective for drum set, hand percussion, and total percussion principal PERF majors
Electable by: Drum set, hand percussion, and total percussion principals
Prerequisites: Ensemble rating 3444 and ET-112
Department: EAR

Ear training with an emphasis on practical performance experience. Recognizing pitch, rhythm, harmony, and timbre by ear and responding on the student's instrument in class. Some dictation. Some nonsyllabic sight-singing.

PFET-373

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Allan Chase
Semesters Offered: Fall Only
Required of: None; Approved specified elective for voice principal PERF majors
Electable by: Voice principals
Prerequisites: Ensemble rating 4434 and ET-112
Department: EAR

Ear training with an emphasis on practical performance experience. Recognizing pitch, rhythm, harmony, and timbre by ear. Emphasis on sight-reading. Some dictation. Some nonsyllabic sight-reading.

PFET-376

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Allan Chase
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None; Approved specified elective for bass principal PERF majors
Electable by: Bass principals
Prerequisites: Ensemble rating 3444 and ET-112
Department: EAR

Ear training with an emphasis on practical performance experience. Recognizing pitch, rhythm, harmony, and timbre by ear and responding on the student's instrument. Some nonsyllabic sight-singing.

PFET-P211

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Allan Chase
Semesters Offered: Fall Only
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Overall ensemble rating 3
Department: EAR

A lab workshop specially designed to improve performers' understanding and mastery of different rhythmic concepts and their application on their instrument into various musical contexts. The students will learn percussion and speaking rhythms, which they will later apply on their own instrument. The course material will be based on different rhythmic approaches based on techniques applied in different cultures around the world, including: African, Indian, and Latin rhythmic systems and vocabulary. The workshop environment will be used to give the students practical examples of rhythmic concepts using prepared literature, specific compositions, audio tracks, and video material. They will practice performing these rhythms both individually and as a group.

PFSS-311

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Steve Bailey
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: Bass principal PERF majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department: BASS

The study of the bass in the styles of Dixieland, swing, bebop, cool, experimental, fusion, and others. In-depth analysis of the function of the bass as part of the rhythm section and as a solo voice. Some of the players heard and discussed are Pop Foster, Walter Page, Jimmy Blanton, Oscar Pettiford, Slam Stewart, Paul Chambers, Charles Mingus, Ron Carter, Richard Davis, Eddie Gomez, and Jaco Pastorius.

PFSS-321

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Sean Jones
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Brass principal PERF majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department: BRASS

A study of the history of brass instruments (trumpet, trombone, French horn, euphonium, and tuba) in American music. Emphasis is on the performance styles of major players, including Herbert L. Clarke, Arthur Pryor, Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Jack Teagarden, Clifford Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, J.J. Johnson, Harry James, Julius Watkins, Rich Matteson, and Harvey Phillips. Study will include articles as well as recorded and transcribed musical examples.

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