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2013–2014 Undergraduate Catalog

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Applied Music Study

Enrollment in applied music lessons requires an audition and consent of the instructor or the Music Department chair. The following policies apply to students studying applied music.

  • All students taking 171/371 applied lessons are required to perform juries at the end of the semester except the semester when they are registered for 425 and/or 429.
  • Voice majors registered for two credits of MUVO 171/371 must register concurrently for one credit of MUVO 172/372. Students registered for one credit of MUVO 171/371 must register concurrently for .5 credit of MUVO 172/372.
  • Additional performance requirements such as public performance, studio class, and production roles shall be the decision of the instructor.
  • In each applied area, students may only study with one teacher per semester.
  • All music majors are required to study with a full-time faculty member on their primary instrument.

Organ. For applied study in organ, the student should have had sufficient training in piano to play the major and minor scales at a moderately rapid tempo, play repertoire such as the Bach Two-Part Inventions, the earlier sonatas of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, or compositions of corresponding difficulty by classic, romantic, and modern composers. The university course of study will include continuation of repertoire and technique according to the background and needs of individual students.

Piano. A student preparing to major in piano should be able to play advanced intermediate/early advanced repertoire at a level comparable to the Bach Two-Part Inventions, classical sonata movements of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, Mendelssohn Songs Without Words, Chopin Waltzes, and Bartók Mikrokosmos Vol. VI. The university course of study will include continuation of advanced techniques and repertoire from representative styles and periods.

Voice. A student preparing to major in voice should be able to sing standard folk and classic songs on pitch, with correct rhythm, phrasing, and good tone in English, French, German, or Italian. The student’s preparation should include sight reading, the rudiments of music, and an elementary knowledge of piano. The university course of study will include continuation of advanced vocal techniques and pedagogy, and repertoire from German, French and English art songs, Italian arias and art songs, and training in the performance of operatic arias.