2019-2020 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    
    Aug 21, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Piano, BMus


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Contact

Steven Heyman, Chair, Department of Applied Music and Performance

310 Crouse College, 315-443-1638, sheyman@syr.edu 

Faculty

Steven Heyman, Fred Karpoff, Ida Tili-Trebicka

Description

The performance program stresses the development of technical skills, repertory, poise, and overall musicianship. Since most performers continue study beyond the bachelor's degree, the program also provides a sound basis for advanced study. To reflect preparation for upper-division recital(s), upper-division credits in the principal performance area increase from 2 to 4 credits per hour of instruction.

Student Learning Outcomes


Principal Performance Area (Lower Division Sequence):

a. demonstrate functional and artistic self-expression at the appropriate level.

b. perform a cross-section of repertoire.

Secondary Performance Area/Keyboard Competency (Lower Division Sequence):

a. demonstrate functional keyboard skills to support musicianship at the appropriate level.

Harmony & Analysis (Lower Division Sequence):

a. identify/describe common elements and organizational patterns of music and their aural and verbal analysis.

b. identify/describe musical forms, processes, and structures.

Aural Skills & Analysis (Lower Division Sequence):

a. produce and recognize music at the appropriate level.

Ensemble Performance (Lower Division Sequence):

a. demonstrate artistry and technical skills in an ensemble setting.

b. demonstrate collaborative competency and knowledge of the ensemble’s repertoire.

History & Repertoire (Lower Division Sequence):

a. describe music history and identify repertoire through the present time, including the study and experience of musical languages and cultures.

Principal Performance Area (Upper Division Sequence):

a. demonstrate functional and artistic self-expression at the appropriate level.

b. perform a cross-section of repertoire.

Ensemble Performance (Upper Division Sequence):

a. demonstrate artistry and technical skills in an ensemble setting.

b. demonstrate collaborative competency and knowledge of the ensemble’s repertoire.

Music Conducting (Upper Division Sequence):

a. work as a leader, and in collaboration, on matters of musical interpretation.

Performance Major Sophomore Evaluation:

a. demonstrate skills for functional and artistic self-expression at the appropriate level.

b. demonstrate the ability to perform a cross-section of repertoire.

Performance Major Junior Recital:

a. demonstrate skills for functional and artistic self-expression at the appropriate level.

b. demonstrate the ability to perform a cross-section of repertoire.

Performance Major Senior Recital:

a. demonstrate skills for functional and artistic self-expression at the appropriate level.

b. demonstrate the ability to perform a cross-section of repertoire.

Program Requirements


Major Requirements: 52 credits


  • PRINCIPAL PERFORMANCE AREA:  24 credits
  • SECONDARY PERFORMANCE AREA:  4 credits

    (Keyboard Skills Unless Piano or Organ Student)

Large Ensembles: 8 credits


  • One Large Ensemble Required for Each Semester in Residence

Small Ensembles: 4 credits


Weekly Student Convocations: 0 credits


  • Required for Each Semester in Residence

Pedagogy and Literature Electives: 5 credits


  • Choose One Pedagogy And One Literature Course From List Below

Area Specialty/Music Electives: 9 credits


  • No HOM Courses Allowed

Academic Electives: 24 credits


Foreign Language  (4 credits)

Social Sciences  (6 credits)

Arts & Sciences Electives  (6 credits)

Free Academic Electives  (8 credits)

Total Credits Required: 123


Degree Awarded: BMus in Piano


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