SRJC Course Outlines

3/2/2024 5:46:03 AMMUSCP 37A Course Outline as of Spring 2012

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MUSCP 37ATitle:  PIANO PERFORMANCE & LIT  
Full Title:  Piano Performance & Literature
Last Reviewed:3/31/2008

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.50Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.50Lab Scheduled1.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled17.50
 Contact DHR.50 Contact DHR8.75
 Contact Total3.50 Contact Total61.25
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 131.25 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  34 - 4 Enrollments Total
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  MUS 37A

Catalog Description:
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Study, rehearsal, and performance of advanced-level piano literature from the Baroque to the contemporary era. The literature studied will include solo, duet, and multi-piano compositions. Students will perform in a formal recital and/or concert each semester. Students should complete four semesters of each component (A-B-C-D) before enrolling in the next component.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
By Audition

Schedule of Classes Information
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Study, rehearsal, and performance of advanced-level piano literature from the Baroque to the contemporary era. The literature studied will include solo, duet, and multi-piano compositions. Students will perform in a formal recital and/or concert each semester. Students should complete four semesters of each component (A-B-C-D) before enrolling in the next component.  
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:By Audition
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:34 - 4 Enrollments Total

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Rehearse and perform advanced-level piano literature.
2. Demonstrate technical proficiency at the keyboard and proper interpretation of musical elements.
3. Sight-read advanced-level piano literature with accuracy and expressiveness.
4. Differentiate between the roles of the soloist and the ensemble player.
5. Critically evaluate their performance and the performance of others.
6. Apply effective practice habits.
7. Demonstrate a coherent grasp of the depth and breadth of the piano literature.
8.  Demonstrate professionalism at rehearsals and performances, including punctuality and appropriate concert dress.
Students repeating Piano Performance and Literature will be able to:
1.  Demonstrate greater technical achievement at the keyboard.
2.  Articulate musical phrases with greater clarity.
3.  Demonstrate a more sophisticated comprehension of dynamics, phrasing, musical expression, and nuance.
4.  Demonstrate greater skill in sight-reading.  

Topics and Scope
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I. Rehearsal and public performance of advanced-level piano literature
    A. Solo
    B. Duet (four hands)
    C. Piano ensemble
II. Survey and analysis of the literature for solo piano and piano ensemble
III. Sight-reading of advanced-level piano literature
IV. Technical challenges specific to the literature studied, such as:
      A. Fingerings
     B. Tempo
     C. Dynamics
     D. Ornamentation
V. The components of musical expression and interpretation, such as:
      A. Phrasing
     B. Dynamic contrast and nuance
VI. Developing effective practice habits
VII. Understanding the different roles of the soloist and the ensemble player
VIII. Stage deportment, performance etiquette, and proper performance dress
IX. Discussion of differences in musical style specific to the literature studied
X. Critical analysis and comparison of the artistic goals specific to the literature studied
XI. Students repeating Piano Performance and Literature will perform new literature each semester, enhancing both their skill level and knowledge of the repertoire.  

Assignments:
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1.  Prepare three or more solo compositions for performance in class and/or recital.
2.  Rehearse and perform in duets and/or two-piano ensembles both in class and in preparation for public recital.
3.  Sight-read compositions below performance level.
4.  Complete assigned technique exercises and/or etudes.
5.  Attend piano recitals and/or piano concerti performances and participate in class discussions of the technical, musical, and artistic aspects of these performances.
6.  One oral presentation designed to add to the class's knowledge of composers, their historical context and their contribution to the piano literature.
7.  A minimum of two hours of outside practice per week (individually and with ensemble partners) is required for each hour of in-class rehearsal.
8.  Final exam will be a public recital or concert.
9.  Students repeating Piano Performance and Literature will be held to higher standards of performance with each repetition.  

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
65 - 80%
In-class performances, concerts, and recitals
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 25%
Oral presentation
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 15%
Attendance and participation in rehearsals and class discussions


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials  

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