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Graduate Strings

MU501 and MU601, String 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 String 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

MU595 and MU596, String Pedagogy 1 and 2. 

The study of principles and practices of music teaching focused on string instruments. The discussion of methods and materials is followed by guided laboratory work with both class and private students, and observation of master teachers. 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.

1 hour weekly; 1 credit

MU626, Viola for Violinists. 

Exploration of solo, viola ensemble and orchestral excerpt materials in master class and ensemble rehearsal formats. Students must supply viola (economical rentals available; see music office) and must be committed to learning alto clef.

1 hour weekly; 1 credit

MU627, Orchestral Excerpts and Auditioning. 

Preparation of standard orchestral excerpts essential in the competition for positions with all ensembles.

1.5 hours every other week; 0.5 credits

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