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Undergraduate String

MU301 and MU401, 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. String majors are required to enroll in the String seminar during the third and fourth years of the program. 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

MU326, 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 learn alto clef.

1 hour weekly; 1 credit

MU427 and MU428, Orchestral Excerpts and Auditioning. 

Preparation of standard orchestral excerpts essential in the competition for positions with all ensembles. Required of fourth year students in Violin, Violoncello, and Viola.

1.5 hours bi-weekly; 0.5 credits

MU495 and MU496, String Pedagogy. 

The study of principles and practices of music teaching focused on the 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

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