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.

Admission Requirements

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 webpage..

Requirements

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
Graduate Recital0
Performance Class for applied area (four semesters)0
Chamber Music 2
Large Instrumental Ensemble4
MAS 401STYLE AND LITERATURE3
Music Academic Electives 16
PERF 401ADV STUDY/ PERF ORCH REP I2
PERF 402ADV STUDY/ PERF ORCH REP II2
PERF 403ADV STUDY/ PERF ORCH REP III2
PERF 404ADVANCED STUDY AND PERFORMANCE OF ORCHESTRAL REPERTOIRE IV2
PERF 405ORCHESTRAL AUDITION WORKSHOP (two semesters)4
PERF 423ORCHESTRAL SEMINAR I1
PERF 424ORCHESTRAL SEMINAR II1
PERF 499GRAD COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW0
Total Credit Hours45
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 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.