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Individual Performance Studies (MUIP)

Performance Studies combine the development of performance skills and techniques with a growing mastery of the complete repertory of each particular medium. In addition, work in analysis, improvisation, historical, and stylistic issues is integrated into lessons, rehearsals, and performances.

In private instruction, 2-4 hours may be earned in 13 lessons per semester. Where applicable, attendance at Studio Class is required for all music majors (B.A., B.M., B.M.E.). All lessons and rehearsals are spread over the entire span of the semester. Earning of credit is dependent upon completion of the requisite number of lessons, consistent practice, and artistic accomplishment of the repertory as outlined for each year’s level.

Students from departments other than music may begin at any technical and repertory level and may take lessons for elective credit not to exceed a total of 16 hours toward a degree. Private lessons may be taken on a pass/fail basis according to college policy. (The Financial Information section of this catalog furnishes information on lesson fees.) Students who are carrying 18 hours and add private lessons must pay the over-18-hours tuition fees, in addition to the Individual Performance fee.

Each instrument is indicated by section number as follows:

MUIP 100-level (2 cr): Private Lessons for liberal arts students who are not music majors, or for music majors studying a secondary instrument in keyboard, voice, strings, or winds-percussion.

MUIP 200-level (2-4 cr): Private Lessons for music majors only, in the first four semesters of study in keyboard, voice, strings, or winds-percussion.  Others may register only by permission of the appropriate instrumental area chair (keyboard, voice, strings, or winds-percussion).

MUIP 400-level (2-4 cr): Private lessons for upper division music majors only, in the final four semesters of study in keyboard, voice, strings, or winds-percussion.


 

 

Liberal Arts Majors

and Secondary Instrument

Music Majors (B.A., B.M., B.M.E.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

MUIP

101

Piano

201

Piano

 

 

401

Piano

MUIP

102

Organ

202

Organ

 

 

402

Organ

MUIP

103

Harpsichord

203

Harpsichord

 

 

403

Harpsichord

MUIP

104

Voice

204

Voice

 

 

404

Voice

MUIP

105

Violin

205

Violin

 

 

405

Violin

MUIP

106

Viola

206

Viola

 

 

406

Viola

MUIP

107

Cello

207

Cello

 

 

407

Cello

MUIP

108

String Bass

208

String Bass

 

 

408

String Bass

MUIP

109

Trumpet

209

Trumpet

 

 

409

Trumpet

MUIP

110

Horn

210

Horn

 

 

410

Horn

MUIP

111

Trombone

211

Trombone

 

 

411

Trombone

MUIP

112

Euphonium

212

Euphonium

 

 

412

Euphonium

MUIP

113

Tuba

213

Tuba

 

 

413

Tuba

MUIP

114

Flute

214

Flute

 

 

414

Flute

MUIP

115

Clarinet

215

Clarinet

 

 

415

Clarinet

MUIP

116

Oboe

216

Oboe

 

 

416

Oboe

MUIP

117

Bassoon

217

Bassoon

 

 

417

Bassoon

MUIP

118

Saxophone

218

Saxophone

 

 

418

Saxophone

MUIP

119

Harp

219

Harp

 

 

419

Harp

MUIP

120

Percussion

220

Percussion

 

 

420

Percussion

MUIP

121

Classical Guitar

221

Classical Guitar

 

 

421

Classical Guitar

MUIP

122

Guitar

222

Guitar

 

 

422

Guitar

 

Students study with members of the Conservatory of Music faculty. In cases where a resident teacher is not available, a qualified off-campus teacher will be procured.  Advanced notice is required if a lesson is to be missed. Lessons can be made up in cases of illness, other emergencies, or faculty schedule conflict. If practice requirements are not met, the grade will be lowered.

Minimum practice requirements for MUIP courses:

 

Credit

Lesson Length

Practice per week

Liberal Arts Majors or Music Majors for secondary instrument:

2 hours

30 minutes

6 hours

B.A. Music Majors:

2 hours

60 minutes

6 hours

B.M. or B.M.E. Majors:

2 hours

60 minutes

6-9 hours (in consultation with teacher)

 

3 hours

60 minutes

12 hours

 

4 hours

60 minutes

18 hours

B.M. or B.M.E. Majors:  Secondary Instrument

2 hours

30 minutes

6 hours

 

Practice rooms and instrument rentals are included in the Conservatory fee. No refunds are made when private lessons are dropped. See the Financial Information section for more information.

Performance Attainment Levels

Primary Instrument Performance Levels. Attainment levels for keyboard, voice, and orchestral instruments vary for each degree program. These are set by the respective area faculties and are available to each student upon entry into the program. Attainment levels for vocal and keyboard studies are listed in the Conservatory Handbook.

Basic Piano Performance Level. A piano proficiency level is outlined for all Conservatory students and varies by degree program. Attainment levels for “Non-Piano Majors” are listed in the Conservatory Handbook.

MUIP 131. Small Group Piano Lessons. An introductory course for students without extensive formal piano study and those returning to piano study after an extended absence. Reading of music notation, terms, and symbols; basic keyboard theory, exploration of diverse repertory. Does not satisfy requirements of any music major. Consent of instructor required to insure proper placement. May be repeated for credit. (1, lin)

MUIP 141. Small Group Voice Lessons. An introductory course for students without extensive vocal training. Reading of music notation, basics of tone production, song preparation and stage presence. Singers practice vocal exercises (warm ups), and learn assigned songs. May be repeated for credit. (1, lin)

MUIP 223. Class Piano I. Limited to music majors with minimal or no keyboard background needing to meet basic piano proficiency requirements. (2, lin)

MUIP 224. Class Piano II. Continuation of above. Prerequisite: MUIP 223 or proficiency. (2, lin)

MUIP 225. Class Piano III. Continuation of above. Prerequisite: MUIP 224 or proficiency. (2, lin)

MUIP 226. Class Piano IV. Continuation of above. Prerequisite: MUIP 225 or proficiency. (2, lin)

MUIP 227. Class Piano V. Designed for music majors with previous background in piano who need assistance to meet basic piano requirements. Particular emphasis on technical development through study of scales, arpeggios, and chords; study of harmonization, reading, and performance also included. Prerequisite: MUIP 226 or proficiency. (2, lin)

MUIP 232. Collaborative Vocal Coaching. Established teams of singers and pianists receive in-depth training in practice, rehearsal and performance techniques, with emphasis on style, interpretation and collaboration.  May be repeated. (2, lin)

MUIP 328. Organ Improvisation. Private organ lessons focusing on the art of classical improvisation.  May be repeated.  (2, lin)

MUIP 394. Junior recital. Presentation of a required degree recital as set forth in the Conservatory handbook. Required for the junior performance major. Graded pass/fail. Offered Fall and Spring with permission of instructor. (0)

MUIP 492. Half Senior recital. Presentation of a required degree recital as set forth in the Conservatory handbook. Required for senior Music Education majors and Elective Studies majors.  Graded pass/fail. Offered Fall and Spring with permission of instructor. (0)

MUIP 494. Full Senior recital. Presentation of a required degree recital as set forth in the Conservatory handbook. Required for senior performance majors and composition majors. Graded pass/fail. Offered Fall and Spring with permission of instructor. (0)

Revision Date: July 1, 2014

 

 

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