Theater Courses

MU 530 - Piano V

(Credits: 1.00 - 2.00)

This course includes private piano studies designed for piano performance majors. Students will be required to master six to 10 pieces of standard repertoire per semester, along with exercises and Etudes. Students must take two credits in each semester, completing a total of eight credits in four semesters. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

MU 537 - Accompanying Lessons V

(Credits: 1.00 - 2.00)

This course includes ensemble studies designed for piano performance majors or other music majors with strong piano skills. The studies focus on art songs, pieces for one specific instrument plus piano, and sight-reading. Students may take either one or two credits in each semester, completing a total of three credits in four semesters. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

MU 557 - Chamber Music Lessons V

(Credits: 1.00 - 2.00)

This course includes ensemble studies designed for piano performance majors or other music majors (including instrumental and voice students) with advanced playing skills. Studies will focus on chamber music literature written for trios and larger groups. Students may take either one or two credits in each semester, completing a total of three credits in four semesters. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

MU 595 - Advanced Piano Practicum

(Credits: 1.00 - 3.00)

This is an integrated piano study concentrating on the following subjects: piano literature, piano pedagogy, studio performance, and master class. Studies focus on the history of piano literature, both private and group teaching methods, and performance practices of all eras. Students also will gain knowledge of the variety of musical issues involving solo and duet performance skills. Students must take three credits in each semester, completing a total of 12 credits in four semesters. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

MU 597 - Graduate Seminar

(Credits: 4.00)

This course is an integrated study concentrating on the advanced music theory and history of the 20th and 21st centuries. Through in-class discussions and analysis, examinations, and a research paper, students will learn the history, compositional techniques, and notation of contemporary music. Students also will gain knowledge of the variety of musical processes involving performance skills.

MU 599 - Graduate Recital

(Credits: 2.00)

This course is the final project and an integral process of graduate applied study that requires students to demonstrate performance/teaching skills accumulated throughout the years. The recital must include 60-75 minutes of musical content and must be presented in front of a public audience. Depending on each student's emphasis, there are three options in organizing a recital program: all solo performance, combination of solo and collaborative repertoire, or combination of performance and lecture recital. Students will gain knowledge of the variety of musical issues involving stage presentation, communication, endurance and stamina, lecture demonstration, acoustics, and performance anxiety. Memorization skills also will be learned while mastering the program (mandatory in solo performances).