Instrumental Studies

ISBR-221

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MUED majors not taking ISBR-231
Electable by: MUED majors
Prerequisites: None
Department Code: MUED

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.

 

ISBR-231

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MUED majors not taking ISBR-221
Electable by: MUED majors
Prerequisites: None
Department Code: MUED

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.

 

ISEL-P111

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Michael Bierylo
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: ELPD majors
Prerequisites: EP-350
Department Code: ELPD

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.

ISEL-P112

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Michael Bierylo
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: EP-223 or EP-225
Department Code: ELPD

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.

ISEL-P113

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Michael Bierylo
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: EP-223 or EP-225
Department Code: ELPD

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.

 

ISGT-221

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

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.

 

ISGT-231

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Larry Baione
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: MTHE majors
Electable by: MTHE majors
Prerequisites: None
Department Code: GUIT

Introduction to guitar performance skills with emphasis on applications in music therapy environments.

ISGT-232

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Larry Baione
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: MTHE majors
Electable by: MTHE majors
Prerequisites: ISGT-231 or by written approval of course instructor
Department Code: GUIT

Continued development of guitar performance skills with emphasis on applications in music therapy environments.

ISKB-211

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Stephany Tiernan
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: COMP, CWPR, FILM, JCMP, and SONG majors
Electable by: Electable by:COMP, CWPR, FILM, JCMP, and SONG majors
Prerequisites: PW-111
Department Code: PIANO

For non-piano principals. Comping, harmonic continuity. Triads, seventh chords, melody, and accompaniment. Standard song forms, blues.

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.

 

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