MUSIC PERFORMANCE (PERF)

PERF 120 - BEGINNING VOICE

Basic vocal training focused on fundamental techniques (breath support, tone, diction), expression, and interpretation. Ability to read music is desirable.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Humanities

Course Notes: For Non-Majors

PERF 131 - COMPREHENSIVE KEYBOARD LITERACY I

Integration of musical and pianistic literacy—the ability to decode, translate, comprehend, and fluently realize music notation as artistic expression. Course activities include methodical interpretation, sightplaying, study of the piano as a machine, various methods of harmonic realization, anatomical analysis of piano technique, and efficient practice and rehearsal strategies.

Credits: 2

Prerequisites: PIA 211 (may be taken concurrently)

PERF 132 - COMPREHENSIVE KEYBOARD LITERACY II

Continuation of PERF 131 with addition of chromatic progressions and more advanced harmonization, interpretation, practice, sightplaying, and reading materials. Development of aural form recognition.

Credits: 2

Prerequisites: PERF 131

PERF 156 - BEGINNING GUITAR

Credits: 3

PERF 200 - APPLIED STUDY (LOWER DIVISION)

Private study in major area for students in the first two years of the undergraduate program.

Credits: 4

Course Notes: Consent of department.

PERF 211 - LANGUAGE SKILLS FOR SINGERS I

Understanding and use of the body as an instrument to project language. Topics include anatomy, phonation, resonation & articulation, grammar, poetry & poetics, IPA.

Credits: 1

Prerequisites: VOI 211 (may be taken concurrently)

PERF 212 - LANGUAGE SKILLS FOR SINGERS II

Stage diction in Italian, German and French for classical singers. Grammatical and phonetic principles of each. Continued use of IPA.

Credits: 1

PERF 215 - ADVANCED STUDY OF RHYTHM/INTONATION

Intensive study of principles and practices of rhythm and intonation as they apply to successful ensemble performance. Integration of body movement, verbalization, pulse control, analysis. Just intonation. Application of skills in small and large ensemble settings.

Credits: 2

Prerequisites: MUSC 222A and MUSC 222B and MUSC 222C

PERF 231 - COMPREHENSIVE KEYBOARD LITERACY III

Continuation of PERF 132 with addition of chromatic progressions and more advanced harmonization, interpretation, practice, sightplaying, and reading materials. Development of aural form recognition.

Credits: 2

Prerequisites: PERF 132

PERF 232 - KEYBOARD IMPROVISATION

Continuation of 231. Focus on improvisation, creating accompaniments, and practical applications for theoretical concepts (e.g., figured bass and continuo realization).

Credits: 2

Prerequisites: PIA 212 (may be taken concurrently)

PERF 233 - COMPREHENSIVE KEYBOARD LITERACY IV

Continuation of PERF 231 with addition of chromatic modulation and more advanced harmonization, improvisation, arranging, interpretation, practice, sightplaying, and reading materials. Advanced aural form recognition.

Credits: 2

Prerequisites: PERF 231

PERF 240 - ELEMENTS OF CONDUCTING

Credits: 2

Prerequisites: MUSC 122A and MUSC 122B

PERF 260 - JURY EXAM-WOODWINDS (FRESHMAN)

Performance of repertoire for a panel of department faculty.

Credits: 1

Course Notes: Concurrent enrollment in Applied 211 or 212.

PERF 261 - JURY EXAM- BRASS (FRESHMAN)

Performance of repertoire for a panel of department faculty.

Credits: 1

Course Notes: Concurrent enrollment in Applied 211 or 212.

PERF 262 - JURY EXAM-STRINGS (FRESHMAN)

Performance of repertoire for a panel of department faculty.

Credits: 1

Course Notes: Concurrent enrollment in Applied 211 or 212.

PERF 263 - JURY EXAM-PERCUSSION (FRESHMAN)

Performance of repertoire for a panel of department faculty.

Credits: 1

Course Notes: Concurrent enrollment in Applied 211 or 212.

PERF 264 - JURY EXAM-WOODWINDS (SOPH)

Performance of repertoire for a panel of department faculty.

Credits: 1

Course Notes: Concurrent enrollment in Applied 213 or 214

PERF 265 - JURY EXAM-BRASS (SOPH)

Performance of repertoire for a panel of department faculty.

Credits: 1

Course Notes: Concurrent enrollment in Applied 213 or 214.

PERF 266 - JURY EXAM-STRINGS (SOPH)

Performance of repertoire for a panel of department faculty.

Credits: 1

Course Notes: Concurrent enrollment in Applied 213 or 214.

PERF 267 - JURY EXAM-PERCUSSION (SOPH)

Performance of repertoire for a panel of department faculty.

Credits: 1

Course Notes: Concurrent enrollment in Applied 213 or 214.

PERF 290 - APPLIED JURY EXAMINATION NON-CURRICULAR LOWER DIVISION

Performance of repertoire for a panel of department faculty.

Credits: 0

Prerequisites: PERF 200 (may be taken concurrently)

Course Notes: Concurrent enrollment in PERF 200

PERF 300 - PRIVATE APPLIED MUSIC (UG)

Credits: 2,4

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

PERF 301 - STUDY/PERFORMANCE ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS

Comprehensive review of progress for approval to enter the upper division.

Credits: 2

Course Notes: Level 214 of major instrument Jr. stand.

PERF 311 - LANGUAGE SKILLS FOR SINGERS III

Advanced interdisciplinary course for senior voice majors addressing projected language. Review of IPA and English, Italian, French, and German languages. Application of concepts and skills in senior recital repertory.

Credits: 1

Prerequisites: PERF 212

PERF 312 - LANGUAGE SKILLS FOR SINGERS IV

Continuation of PERF 311. Advanced studies in project language applied to the senior recital repertory.

Credits: 1

Prerequisites: PERF 311

PERF 327 - JUNIOR/SENIOR OPERA

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

Credits: 1

Prerequisites: VOI 204 or VOI 214

PERF 334 - 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 211 (may be taken concurrently)

PERF 335 - ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS - BASS

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

Credits: 1

Prerequisites: STB 214

PERF 336 - 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 311

Course Notes: or dept. consent.

PERF 338 - CAREER SEMINAR FOR CLASSICAL GUITAR MAJORS

Weekly seminar to educate Classical Guitar Performance majors about professional development and careers in the field beyond solo performance.

Credits: 2

Prerequisites: GUIT 311

Course Notes: or dept. consent.

PERF 342 - ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS - VIOLIN

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

Credits: 1

Prerequisites: VLN 214

Course Notes: or consent.

PERF 343 - ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS - VIOLA

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

Credits: 1

Prerequisites: VLA 214

Course Notes: or consent.

PERF 344 - ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS - VIOLONCELLO

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

Credits: 1

Prerequisites: VCEL 214

Course Notes: or consent.

PERF 360 - JURY EXAM- WOODWINDS (JUNIOR)

Performance of repertoire for a panel of department faculty.

Credits: 1

Course Notes: Concurrent enrollment in Applied 311 or 312.

PERF 361 - JURY EXAM-BRASS (JUNIOR)

Performance of repertoire for a panel of department faculty.

Credits: 1

Course Notes: Concurrent enrollment in Applied 311 or 312.

PERF 362 - JURY EXAM-STRINGS

Performance of repertoire for a panel of department faculty.

Credits: 1

Course Notes: Concurrent enrollment in Applied 311 or 312.

PERF 363 - JURY EXAM- PERCUSSION (JUNIOR)

Performance of repertoire for a panel of department faculty.

Credits: 1

Course Notes: Concurrent enrollment in Applied 311 or 312.

PERF 364 - JURY EXAM-WOODWINDS (SENIOR)

Performance of repertoire for a panel of department faculty.

Credits: 1

Course Notes: Concurrent enrollment in Applied 313 or 314.

PERF 365 - JURY EXAM-BRASS (SENIOR)

Performance of repertoire for a panel of department faculty.

Credits: 1

Course Notes: Concurrent enrollment in Applied 313 or 314.

PERF 366 - JURY EXAMS- STRINGS (SENIOR)

Performance of repertoire for a panel of department faculty.

Credits: 1

Course Notes: Concurrent enrollment in Applied 313 or 314.

PERF 367 - JURY EXAM PERCUSSION (SENIOR)

Performance of repertoire for a panel of department faculty.

Credits: 1

Course Notes: Concurrent enrollment in Applied 313 or 314.

PERF 370 - BRASS PERFORMANCE CLASS

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

Credits: 0

Course Notes: Consent required.

PERF 376 - WOODWIND PERFORMANCE CLASS

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

Credits: 0

Course Notes: Concurrent registration for applied woodwind lessons

PERF 380 - 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 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 390 - APPLIED JURY EXAMINATION NON-CURRICULAR UPPER DIVISION

Performance of repertoire for a panel of department faculty.

Credits: 0

Prerequisites: PERF 300 (may be taken concurrently)

Course Notes: Concurrent registration in PERF 300

PERF 395 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

Credits: 1-6

Course Notes: Consent of instructor

PERF 397 - UNDERGRADUATE COURSE

Credits: 2

PERF 399 - CURRICULAR PRACTICAL TRAINING- MUSIC

Authorization granted to student in F-1 status for part-time employment integral to the curriculum and directly related to the major.

Credits: 0