This course provides a functional study of the trumpet and French horn. Students master technical fundamentals of classroom instruction in trumpet and French horn. They also learn representative elementary and secondary school methods and materials for trumpet and French horn.
This course provides a functional study of the trombone, euphonium, and tuba. Students master technical fundamentals of classroom instruction in trombone, euphonium, and tuba. They also learn representative elementary and secondary school methods and materials for trombone, euphonium, and tuba.
Students in the class will develop a personal performance system for electronic music that integrates commercially available software and hardware. The goal will be to develop a system that will provide effective strategies for fulfilling various roles in an electronic ensemble. Emphasis will be placed on gestural control of synthesizers and effect processors in a live performance, as well as synchronizing tempo-based devices.
Students in this class will develop proficiency using a Monome open source grid controller and a laptop computer to perform in solo, duo, and small ensemble settings. The class will explore techniques and develop repertoire using freely available open source software, and/or software developed by class members. Strategies based on representative literature using practice session material will prepare students to use the system to perform in a variety of musical performance roles. Emphasis will be placed on developing associated listening skills.
In this class, students will explore the possibilities of using modular synthesizers in a live performance setting. The course will develop proficiency in using modulars to fulfill a variety of musical functions in an ensemble setting. Topics include tuning the instruments, using a combination of sequencers, function generators along with traditional keyboard controllers, realtime control of synthesis parameters, and synchronizing tempos. Exercises developing melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic roles along with associated listening skills will be introduced each week with special emphasis placed on incorporating sound design as part of the music making process.
This course provides a functional study of the guitar. Students master technical fundamentals of classroom instruction in guitar. They also learn representative elementary/secondary school methods and materials.
Introduction to guitar performance skills with emphasis on applications in music therapy environments.
Continued development of guitar performance skills with emphasis on applications in music therapy environments.
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.
For non-piano principals. Comping, harmonic continuity. Triads, seventh chords, melody, and accompaniment. Standard song forms, blues.
Continuation of ISKB-211. Advanced comping, voicings, additional melody with accompaniment.
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.