Students will gain indepth understanding of organ literature in the most important points of the instrument's history. Likewise, students will be able to readily engage in scholarly discussions about the studied literature.
Students will gain a working knowledge of the solo, chamber, orchestral, and pedagogical literature for their chosen instrument.
Through a study of specific repertoire, students will be able to identify and trace the development of their instrument's literature from its inception to the Contemporary period.
String Literature, graduate level
Be able to discuss, listen to and perform music beyond the standard repertoire as well as read and write about it. The ultimate purpose is to expand your ability and skill to study a portion of string literature in great depth.
MUS 505A - Percussion Literature
Familiarize students with solo literature for snare drum, drum set, timpani, and multiple percussion and discuss method book approaches and techniques. Students will learn analysis techniques by viewing works compositionally and pedagogically while developing a spread sheet file with information regarding level of difficulty, composer/publisher, and comments regarding the piece or method.
Students will gain an overview of (piano) literature, from (Renaissance to Avant Garde).
History and Development
Students will survey the operatic traditions, styles, and repertoire from 1600 to the present day.
Students will be able to readily engage in scholarly discussions about the studied literature.
Students will gain depth of understanding about a particular style and/or composer through focused research and seminar presentations in class.