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Piano Ensemble 2
PIANO ENSEMB 2
CLASS CODE: MUSIC 362 CREDITS:  1 - 2
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: MUSIC
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Piano Ensemble is a course designed primarily for piano music majors for the improvement of piano skills in the areas of vocal and instrumental collaboration, sight reading, and piano duet/duo ensemble. The emphasis on the course is on accompanying with use of piano duet/duo literature to augment skills of accompanying, critical listening and ensemble.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: The course is divided into three units: 1) duet/duo ensemble, 2) vocal accompanying, and 3) instrumental accompanying. Each of these three areas includes lecture and assignments related to particular aspects of ensemble playing.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Identify and develop aspects of musicianship that make for successful collaboration with others.
2. Increase awareness of ear training and control of sound through tactile sensitivy and pedaling finesse.
REQUIREMENTS: 1) Attend all class periods, 2) practice regularly with your soloists, 3) and be prepared for master classes and performances.
PREREQUISITES: Students enrolled in the course should have performance competency levels that will enable them to adequately support an ensemble combination. Generally, one should be able to sight read and play four-art chorales (hymn texture) accurately as well as be technically proficient in basic scalear and arpeggio patterns.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2004