The Art of Musical Sightreading

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Martin F. Gardiner, Ph.D., Instructor

OFFERED AS PRIVATE INSTRUCTION FALL AND SPRING SEMESTERS.  Private lesson rates apply.
Begins Week of 9/3

Non-credit:

60-minute lessons: $107/lesson
45-minute lessons: $80.25/lesson
30-minute lessons: $53.50/lesson

School of Continuing Education Credit:

4 CE credits: $2600 for 15 hours of instruction
3 CE credits: $1950 for 11.25 hours of instruction
2 CE credits: $1300 for 7.5 hours of instruction

This course is especially for singers or instrumentalists who know basic notation and wish to become more fluid at reading music they wish to explore or prepare to perform. But all who wish to better understand languages of music and how to read them are welcome. When reading verbal language we expect to not only translate symbols for letters and words, but to immediately interact with verbal meaning that these symbols can convey. Our goal in this course is similar: to develop skills at reading musical notation in ways that  immediately  go beyond translating notational symbols simply into sounds, but instead reach for higher structures of musical meaning. We will read music of different historical periods and of different composers to develop capabilities in understanding how musical languages work and how they may be read. Practice at home is expected of those who wish to improve their reading fluidity, there will be group reading, and opportunities for individual reading work in class for those who wish it.

 

 

The Accidental Music Teacher: From Musical Artist to Creative Educator

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Susan Calkins, Instructor                                                      
Wed 6:00 - 7:30 pm
1.5 Credits: $975
Non-Credit $655
SPRING SEMESTER ONLY
Begins 1/12

You are a musical artist, pursuing studies or focusing on your career as a musician. At some point in your career you find yourself standing in front of a classroom or teaching in a music studio-you are the "accidental music teacher." This course is designed for musicians who are seeking to establish a practical foundation for their endeavors as artists/educators. The course will offer an examination of resources, methods, strategies and approaches applied in music classrooms and studios. Students explore current teaching methodologies and examine a variety of topics and issues in contemporary music education including assessment procedures, institutional guidelines and educational standards, and maintaining creative integrity as music educators. Coursework will include a statement defining a personal philosophical and methodological approach to music education. Students will also desing an individualized music curriculum by incorporating current methodologies and resources.

The Art of Practice and Performance


Eli Epstein, Instructor
10 Sessions
Sat 2:00-3:00 pm
1 Credit: $650(requires additional coursework and contact hours)
Non-Credit $300
FALL SEMESTER ONLY

Since many of us have been practicing and performing from an early age, at some point we need to take stock of our work habits and attitudes, and retool. In this interactive workshop, Eli Epstein, veteran of The Cleveland Orchestra, will help us become optimal teachers to ourselves, identify practice skills that promote deep learning, introduce physiological and cognitive techniques that help us manage performance anxiety and present methods that free us to express our feelings, our stories and ourselves with our audience. Please bring your instruments.

 Developing Perfect Pitch I



Brian Buch, D.M.A., Instructor
15 sessions
Tue 6:00 - 7:00 pm
1 Credit: $650
Non-Credit $435
FALL SEMESTER ONLY

This course is based upon the unique ear training system, discovered and designed by Alla Elana Cohen. It was created to help professional or amateur musicians improve and refine their ear with the ultimate goal of acquiring perfect pitch. Perfect Pitch is a skill and personal adjustment of the human ear to the row of musical pitches similar to the way the human hand adjusts to the keys of a piano. Perfect Pitch, like any skill, can be learned and mastered. The practice of theexercises, along with dedication and patience, contained in this course will help one realize the ears highest level of virtuosity. The course material will consist of Alla Cohen’s book Perfect Pitch for You. The weekly meetings for this course will consist specific auditory exercises designed to help improve the student’s ability to perceive and recognize individual pitches not only on the piano but also with any instrument.

 Developing Perfect Pitch II

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Brian Buch, D.M.A., Instructor
15 sessions
Tue 6:00 - 7:00 pm
1 Credit: $650
Non-Credit $435
SPRING SEMESTER ONLY
Begins 1/12

A continuation of the concepts studied in Developing Perfect Pitch I. The practice of the exercises, along with dedication and patience, contained in this course will help one realize the ears highest level of virtuosity. The course material will consist of Alla Cohen’s book Perfect Pitch for You. The weekly meetings for this course will consist specific auditory exercises designed to help improve the student’s ability to perceive and recognize individual pitches not only on the piano but also with any instrument.

 

Advanced Perfect Pitch

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Brian Buch, D.M.A., Instructor
15 sessions
Tue 7:00 - 8:00 pm
1 Credit: $650
Non-Credit $435
OFFERED FALL AND SPRING SEMESTERS
Begins 1/13

A continuation of the concepts studied in Developing Perfect Pitch I and II. The weekly meetings for this course will consist specific auditory exercises designed to help improve the student’s ability to perceive and recognize individual pitches not only on the piano but also with any instrument. 

Prerequisite: Developing Perfect Pitch I and II or permission of instructor.

2014-11-25

 

 


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