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Graduate Percussion

MU501 and MU601, Percussion Performance Seminar. 

Area seminars provide a locus for student and faculty performances, general instruction in instrumental playing, preparation for the profession, work in audition techniques, and guest master classes. Masters and Graduate Performance Diploma majors in Percussion or Marimba Performance are required to enroll in the seminar during each semester in residence. Students are encouraged to pursue performance opportunities and course instructors may, at their discretion, assign external performance work in the community to individual students as needed to reinforce the course curriculum.

2 hours weekly; 1 credit

MU592 Percussion Pedagogy. 

The study of principles and practices of percussion music teaching. A discussion of methods, materials, references, and resources is followed by guided classroom work with private students. Course instructors may, at their discretion, assign external teaching work in the community to individual students as needed to reinforce the course curriculum/course objectives.

2 hour weekly; 2 credits

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