MUSIC PERFORMANCE (PERF)

PERF 387 - GRADUATE DICTION REVIEW: ENGLISH/GERMAN

Review of principles of English and German diction for singers and use of the International Phonetic Alphabet. No credit toward MM degree.

Credits: 2

Course Notes: By placement.

PERF 388 - GRADUATE DICTION REVIEW: ITALIAN/FRENCH

Review of principles of Italian and French diction for singers and use of the International Phonetic Alphabet. No credit toward MM degree.

Credits: 2

Course Notes: By placement.

PERF 400 - PRIVATE APPL MUS (GR)

Credits: 2-4

Course Notes: Dept. Instr. consent;Co-req. ELP 70's/80's Level

PERF 401 - ADV STUDY/ PERF ORCH REP I

Intensive study of technically and musically demanding orchestral excerpts with emphasis on preparation for professional auditions.

Credits: 1-2

Course Notes: Dept. consent

PERF 402 - ADV STUDY/ PERF ORCH REP II

Intensive study of technically and musically demanding orchestral excerpts with emphasis on preparation for professional auditions.

Credits: 1-2

Prerequisites: PERF 401

PERF 403 - ADV STUDY/ PERF ORCH REP III

Credits: 1-2

Prerequisites: PERF 402

PERF 404 - ADVANCED STUDY AND PERFORMANCE OF ORCHESTRAL REPERTOIRE IV

Intensive study of technically and musically demanding orchestral excerpts with emphasis on preparation for professional auditions.

Credits: 1-2

Prerequisites: PERF 403

PERF 405 - ORCHESTRAL AUDITION WORKSHOP

For orchestral studies majors at the master's and diploma levels. Performance of required repertoire for a jury of faculty in a formal audition setting. Preparation for final audition in workshops and master classes throughout the semester. Audition repertoire consists of one solo piece of the student's choice (concerto or sonata movement, etc.), selections from required excerpts, and sight reading. May be taken concurrently with Perf 401-403. (2)

Credits: 2

Course Notes: Dept. consent

PERF 411 - ADV STUDY/ PERF ORCH EXCERPTS

Intensive study of technically and musically demanding orchestral excerpts with emphasis on preparation for professional auditions

Credits: 1-2

Course Notes: Dept. consent

PERF 412 - ADV STUDY/ PERF ORCH EXCERPTS

Intensive study of technically and musically demanding orchestral excerpts with emphasis on preparation for professional auditions.

Credits: 1-2

Prerequisites: PERF 411

PERF 413 - ADV STUDY/PERF ORCH EXERPTS

Intensive study of technically and musically demanding orchestral excerpts with emphasis on preparation for professional auditions.

Credits: 1-2

Prerequisites: PERF 412

PERF 414 - ADV STUDY/ PERF ORCH EXCERPTS

Intensive study of technically and musically demanding orchestral excerpts with emphasis on preparation for professional auditions.

Credits: 1-2

Prerequisites: PERF 413

PERF 418 - SOLO PERFORMANCE

For diploma-level students. Public performance in a recital setting. Program may consist entirely of solo literature or may be a combination of solo and chamber works.

Credits: 2

Course Notes: Dept. consent

PERF 419 - INTRO TO HIST KYBD INSTRUMENTS

Fundamentals of harpsichord playing for advanced pianists. Technical issues, registration, ornamentation, improvisation, and other specific topics. Survey of literature and genres. (2)

Credits: 3

PERF 420 - ORCH EXCERPTS JURY/GRAD

Performance of orchestral excerpts for a panel of department faculty.

Credits: 1

Course Notes: Concurrent enrollment in PERF 401,402,403, or 404.

PERF 421 - ORCH EXCERPTS JURY/DIPLOMA

Performance of orchestral excerpts for a panel of department faculty.

Credits: 1

Course Notes: Concurrent enrollment in PERF 411,412,413, or 414.

PERF 423 - ORCHESTRAL SEMINAR I

Preparation for a career as an orchestral musician. Ethics of professional life; organizational governance and committee structures; contracts; self-promotion and professional management; physical and psychological aspects of injury prevention; commercial music oppoertunities; other relevant topics.

Credits: 1

PERF 424 - ORCHESTRAL SEMINAR II

Continuation of 423. Preparation for a career as an orchestral musician.

Credits: 1

Prerequisites: PERF 423

PERF 425 - THE OPERATIC SINGING ACTOR

Workshop course in skills needed to become an operatic performer (acting, movement, role preparation)

Credits: 1

Prerequisites: VOI 411 (may be taken concurrently)

Course Notes: Consent

PERF 427 - OPERA ENSEMBLE

Staged and costumed production of a complete operatic work, culminating in public performance.

Credits: 1

PERF 427Y - OPERA STUDIO:REH/PERF

Preparation and performance of assigned role in staged opera production.

Credits: 0

PERF 434 - COMPREHENSIVE GUITAR TECHNIQUE

Exploration of the purpose and approach to the technical exercise. Topics of basic guitar technique, principles of finger mechanics, relation of technique and repertoire, and development of a didactical understanding of the physical approach.

Credits: 2

Prerequisites: GUIT 411 (may be taken concurrently)

PERF 435 - ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS - BASS

Study of major orchestral works with emphasis on style, technique, musicianship, and ensemble; experience in mock auditions.

Credits: 1

Prerequisites: STB 411 (may be taken concurrently)

PERF 436 - HISTORY AND PERFORMANCE OF GUITAR LITERATURE

Exploration of the history of the classical guitar and related instruments (lute and vihuela) from the Renaissance to the present day. The range of study will include the physical development of the instruments, techniques, solo and ensemble music (both original and transcriptions) with an emphasis on historic forms and theoretical analysis, composers and prominent performers.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: GUIT 411 (may be taken concurrently)

PERF 438 - CAREER SEMINAR FOR CLASSICAL GUITAR MAJORS

To educate Classical Guitar Performance majors about professional development and possibilities in the field beyond solo performance.

Credits: 2

Prerequisites: GUIT 411 (may be taken concurrently)

PERF 441 - ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE

Through application of the methodology of F.M. Alexander, students will explore bodily tension related to physical habits they have developed while performing, and the relationship between tension and stress, performance anxiety, and injury. Activities include readings, projects, and in-class as well as individualized bodywork.

Credits: 2

Course Notes: Open to diploma students only. MM students with consent.

PERF 442 - ORCHESTRAL EXCEPTS - VIOLIN

Study of major orchestral works with emphasis on style, technique, and musicianship; experience in mock auditions.

Credits: 1

Prerequisites: VLN 411 (may be taken concurrently)

PERF 443 - ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS - VIOLA

Study of major orchestral works with emphasis on style, technique, and musicianship; experience in mock auditions

Credits: 1

Prerequisites: VLA 411 (may be taken concurrently)

PERF 444 - ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS - VIOLONCELLO

Study of major orchestral works with emphasis on style, technique, and musicianship; experience in mock auditions.

Credits: 1

Prerequisites: VCEL 411 (may be taken concurrently)

PERF 445 - SEMINAR IN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Development and implementation of a strategic business plan for a professional chamber music ensemble. Includes goals, research and development, marketing, public relations, programming, working with presenters and management, and related topics.

Credits: 2

Prerequisites: ENS 420 (may be taken concurrently)

PERF 446 - SEMINAR IN COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Development of community and school outreach programs: performance and verbal explication for assemblies; applied classroom presentation for a range of pre-college grades; applied instrumental training in groups and for individuals.

Credits: 2

Prerequisites: ENS 420 (may be taken concurrently)

PERF 451 - JURY EXAM-WOODWINDS (GRAD)

Performance of repertoire for a panel of department faculty.

Credits: 1

Course Notes: Concurrent enrollment in Applied 411, 412,413, or 414.

PERF 452 - JURY EXAM- BRASS (GRAD)

Performance of repertoire for a panel of department faculty.

Credits: 1

Course Notes: Concurrent enrollment in Applied 411, 412,413, or 414.

PERF 453 - JURY EXAM-STRINGS (GRAD)

Performance of repertoire for a panel of department faculty.

Credits: 1

Course Notes: Concurrent enrollment in Applied 411,412,413, or 414.

PERF 454 - JURY EXAM-PERC (GRAD)

Performance of repertoire for a panel of department faculty.

Credits: 1

Course Notes: Concurrent enrollment in Applied 411,412,413,or 414.

PERF 460 - M HILLIS CONDUCTING SYMPOSIUM

Specialized choral conducting studies and activities with resident and guest faculty.

Credits: 2

PERF 461 - VOCAL COLLAB FOR PIANISTS

Techniques of collaborative piano playing in vocal music. Language, phrasing, style, literature, sightreading, musicianship, pedaling, and pedagogy. Students will sing as well as collaborate with singing partners.

Credits: 2

Prerequisites: PIA 411 (may be taken concurrently)

PERF 462 - PRACTICUM: VOCAL ACCOMP

Supervised collaborative assignments in voice lessons and performance classes.

Credits: 1

Prerequisites: PERF 461

PERF 463 - INSTR COLLAB FOR PIANISTS

Techniques of collaborative piano playing in string and wind music. Transposition, style, sightreading, sound production, rehearsal techniques, and the collaborative process. Students will play as well as collaborate with instrumental partners.

Credits: 2

Prerequisites: PIA 411 (may be taken concurrently)

PERF 464 - PRACTICUM: INSTR ACCOMP

Supervised collaborative assignments in instrumental studios and performance classes.

Credits: 1

Prerequisites: PERF 463

PERF 468 - OPERATIC LITERATURE AND INTERPRETATION FOR OPRA-PD PIANIST

The pianist will accompany all musical repertoire with singers as professor coaches the dramatic presentation of audition material, monologues, and arias, as well as all assigned roles. The pianist will gain knowledge of operatic literature and dramatic interpretation and will develop the professional skills required of a collaborative musician.

Credits: 2

Prerequisites: PIA 451 (may be taken concurrently)

Course Notes: OPRA-PD only.

PERF 471 - TOWARD THE PROFESS SINGER

Evolution of the Western classical singing tradition via study of the history of the art forms, development of opera, historical recordings, performance traditions, creativity, literature and the other arts, and vocal health.

Credits: 1

Prerequisites: VOI 411 (may be taken concurrently)

PERF 475 - CHICAGO OPERA THEATRE DIPLOMA SEMINAR

The presentation of audition and competition material, preparation of projects for CCPA and Chicago Opera Theater, discussion of a range of topics applying to the art form and profession as they arise.

Credits: 2

Prerequisites: VOI 451 (may be taken concurrently) or PIA 451 (may be taken concurrently)

Course Notes: OPRA-PD only.

PERF 478 - OPERA VOCAL COACHING

Young Artists individually coach audition arias and competition repertoire in addition to all assigned repertoire that is to be presented at CCPA and Chicago Opera Theater.

Credits: 1

Prerequisites: VOI 451 (may be taken concurrently)

Course Notes: OPRA-PD only.

PERF 480 - STRING PERFORMANCE CLASS

Performance of repertoire for an audience of peers and faculty. Required of all string majors every semester.

Credits: 0

Course Notes: Consent required.

PERF 481 - TOPICS FOR PROFESS SINGER

A graduate seminar designed to help the aspiring singers make the leap into professional work. Topics relate to the musical, physical, psychological, and business aspects of being a professional musician.

Credits: 2

PERF 485 - PERFORMANCE ART I

Credits: 3

Course Notes: THAR majors only. Instr. consent

PERF 488 - DRAMATIC COACHING

Individual coaching sessions on the dramatic presentation of audition material, monologues, arias, as well as all assigned material that is to be presented in OperaFest and the Spring Opera.

Credits: 1

Prerequisites: VOI 451 (may be taken concurrently)

Course Notes: OPRA-PD only.

PERF 490 - APPLIED JURY EXAMINATION NON-CURRICULAR GRADUATE

Performance of repertoire for a panel of department faculty.

Credits: 0

Prerequisites: PERF 400 (may be taken concurrently) or PERF 495 (may be taken concurrently)

Course Notes: Concurrent enrollment in PERF 400 or PERF 495

PERF 495 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

Credits: 1-6

Course Notes: Consent of Department

PERF 499 - GRAD COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW

Comprehensive oral review on the major and supporting coursework. Required for graduation.

Credits: 0