Piano Department

Courses

Jacobs School Bulletin

2014-2015
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Courses offered by the Piano Department are listed below. Please check the Schedule of Classes for course offerings each semester. The letter "P" identifies prerequisites for the course listed.

For Piano Performance Study courses (lessons, masterclass, and recitals), please click here.

(More information about courses for non-piano majors)

MUS  E493 - Piano Pedagogy

P: Successful completion of upper-division examination. Methods and materials for teaching individuals and classes of both children and adults. Two hours of demonstration and two hours of teaching each week.

MUS  F300 - Piano Accompanying

Sight reading, transposing, and acquaintance with vocal and instrumental literature.

MUS  F301 - Accompanying Recital

P: Consent of instructor. Rehearsal and performance as accompanist for a required public performance of a full undergraduate or graduate recital.

MUS  F500 - Accompanying Recital

Required for fulfillment of second recital requirement for M.M. piano majors. Student is assigned to an accompanying coach as a studio accompanist for one semester and must appear as accompanist for a required public performance of a full undergraduate or graduate recital.

MUS  M543 - Keyboard Literature from 1700 to 1850

Literature for stringed keyboard instruments from the age of Bach and his contemporaries through the early romantics. Historical, stylistic, formal, and aesthetic features.

MUS  M544 - Piano Literature from 1850 to the Present

Historical, stylistic, formal, and aesthetic features.

MUS  M621 - Doctoral Piano Essay

This course is eligible for deferred (R) grading.

MUS  M645 - Seminar in Piano Literature I

Discussion of historical, stylistic, formal, and aesthetic aspects of a period and its leading composers; performance of a wide range of representative works. Baroque, Pre-Classical, and Classical.

MUS  M646 - Seminar in Piano Literature II

Discussion of historical, stylistic, formal, and aesthetic aspects of a period and its leading composers; performance of a wide range of representative works. Late Classical and Early Romantic.

MUS  M647 - Seminar in Piano Literature III

Discussion of historical, stylistic, formal, and aesthetic aspects of a period and its leading composers; performance of a wide range of representative works. Romantic.

MUS  M648 - Seminar in Piano Literature IV

Discussion of historical, stylistic, formal, and aesthetic aspects of a period and its leading composers; performance of a wide range of representative works. Twentieth-Century.

MUS  P100 - Piano Elective/Secondary

P: A passing grade in P141, or the successful completion of the keyboard proficiency, or permission of instructor.

MUS  P110 - Beginning Piano Class 1, Non–Music Majors

Class piano for beginning piano students.

MUS  P111 - Piano Class 1, Music Majors

Class piano for beginning piano students.

MUS  P120 - Beginning Piano Class 2, Non-Music Majors

Class piano (second-semester level).

MUS  P121 - Piano Class 2, Music Majors

P: P111 Piano Class 1, Music Majors or equivalency by placement. Class piano (second-semester level).

MUS  P130 - Beginning Piano Class 3, Non–Music Majors

Class piano (third-semester level).

MUS  P131 - Piano Class 3, Music Majors

P: P121 Piano Class 2, Music Majors or equivalency by placement. Class piano (third-semester level).

MUS  P141 - Piano Class 4, Music Majors

P: P131 Piano Class 3, Music Majors or equivalency by placement. Class piano (fourth-semester level).

MUS  U201 - Piano Technology I

Recommended for piano majors. Introduction to science of tuning in equal temperament, structure of piano, and mechanism of piano’s action.

MUS  U202 - Piano Technology II

P: U201 Piano Technology I. Recommended for piano majors. Introduction to science of tuning in equal temperament, structure of piano, and mechanism of piano’s action.

MUS  U406 - Introduction to Piano Technology

Aspects of upright and grand piano technology, including building/rebuilding pianos, action regulation, voicing and tone, theory of tuning, basic tuning techniques, and discussion of sales and pricing. Recommended for piano majors.

MUS  U471 - Topics in Piano Technology

Practical hands-on work in various areas of piano technology, including upright and grand piano regulation and tuning. May be repeated for different topics only.

MUS  U501 - Introduction to Piano Technology

Aspects of upright and grand piano technology, including building/rebuilding pianos, action regulation, voicing, and tone, theory of tuning, basic tuning techniques, and discussion of sales and pricing. Recommended for piano majors.

MUS  U502 - Topics in Piano Technology

Practical hands-on work in various areas in piano technology, including upright and grand piano regulation and tuning. May be repeated for different topics only.

MUS  X2 - Piano Accompanying

For BM piano majors who have passed the upper-division examination and for MM, AD, and PDSP piano majors. Other qualified students may enroll with approval of the choral department.