Orchestral Studies (Harp, Double Bass, Woodwind, Brass and Percussion only), MM
Offered in: Chicago
The Orchestral Studies program prepares students majoring in a woodwind or brass instrument, harp, double bass, or percussion for careers as orchestral musicians. In addition to sustaining the graduate-level objectives of the Orchestral Instruments areas (see /graduate/performing-arts/music-performance-string-wind-brass-instruments-harp-percussion-mm/) it possesses the distinctive feature of intensive focus on the preparation of orchestral repertory and excerpts through an additional half-hour private lesson component and a weekly class devoted specifically to audition preparation.
Orchestral Studies majors will fulfill the jury and recital requirements for their program area. In addition, each semester they will present an excerpt jury, performing eight excerpts, chosen in consultation with the applied teacher. For further information, consult the program requirements in the Music Conservatory Student Handbook.
In order to be considered for acceptance to the program, students must demonstrate significant familiarity with, and accomplishment in, orchestral excerpts and repertory, in addition to presenting the solo audition requirements for their instrument as published on the CCPA Admission and Audition Information web page.
The minimum passing grade in the major sequence (Applied Music 411-414, PERF 401-404, PERF 405 ORCHESTRAL AUDITION WORKSHOP and the graduate recital) is B-.
|Applied Music 411-414 (major instrument I-IV)||16|
|Performance Class for applied area (four semesters)||0|
|Chamber Music (two semesters minimum)||2|
|Large Instrumental Ensemble||4|
|MAS 401||STYLE AND LITERATURE||3|
|Music Academic Electives 1||6|
|PERF 401||ADVANCED STUDY AND PERFORMANCE OF ORCHESTRAL REPERTORY I||2|
|PERF 402||ADVANCED STUDY AND PERFORMANCE OF ORCHESTRAL REPERTORY II||2|
|PERF 403||ADVANCED STUDY AND PERFORMANCE OF ORCHESTRAL REPERTORY III||2|
|PERF 404||ADVANCED STUDY AND PERFORMANCE OF ORCHESTRAL REPERTOIRE IV||2|
|PERF 405||ORCHESTRAL AUDITION WORKSHOP (two semesters)||4|
|PERF 423||ORCHESTRAL SEMINAR I||1|
|PERF 424||ORCHESTRAL SEMINAR II||1|
|PERF 499||GRAD COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW||0|
|Total Credit Hours||45|
Music academic electives will include at least one MAS (Music Academic Studies) course.Other 400-level courses in subject areas MCMP (Music Composition), MTA (Music Theory and Analysis), or MUHL (Music History and Literature) may be taken in fulfillment of this requirement.