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Graduate Chamber Music and Collaboration

MU505 and MU605, Chamber Music. 

The Boston Conservatory places special emphasis on the importance of chamber music in the development of the well-rounded musician. Individual, ongoing chamber ensembles are created at the beginning of each semester, assigned repertory, and then coached. Each course may be repeated to a total of 4 credits.

Arr; 1 credit

MU569, Topics in Collaboration. 

Special offerings in the area of vocal/piano and instrumental/piano collaboration. Examples might include French Art Songs for Pianists and Singers; Partnership 101: A course for pianists, singers, winds and brass exploring issues in musical partnership; Music of the Last Fifty years: a course for pianists, singers and instrumentalists exploring duos, trios, or larger ensembles written since 1952; The Bach Sonatas; The String Sonatas of Brahms; Songs from the Beginning of the Twentieth Century, etc. Satisfies chamber music requirement for String, Brass, and Woodwind majors and the collaborative options requirement for piano majors.

2 hours weekly; 1 credit

MU567, Duo Sonata Class. 

Introduction to the art of piano/instrumental collaboration. The basic skills of ensemble, balance, and interpretation are discussed in a performance-based context featuring the duo-sonata literature, primarily that of the classical and romantic periods. Required of piano majors; satisfies chamber music requirement for instrumentalists.

2 hours weekly; 1 credit

MU568, Vocal/Piano Duos. 

Introduction to the art of piano/vocal collaboration. The basic skills of ensemble, balance, and interpretation are discussed in a performance-based context featuring art song of various periods and languages. Required of piano majors.

2 hours weekly; 1 credit

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