Generally, students are awarded one credit for each hour of class time.
Exceptions are made for studio, ensemble, and a small number of classes.
For complete information as to courses offered in the current year, students
should consult the schedule of course offerings available each semester in the
Registrar’s Office. Courses numbered 100 through 499 are undergraduate
level; courses numbered 500 through 999 are graduate level. Course numbers
preceded by a “»” are typically offered each academic year. Course numbers
followed by a “T” are taught to mixed classes of undergraduates and graduates.
Undergraduate students may register for graduate-level courses with the
instructor’s permission. Courses followed by a “*” are repeatable for credit.
Courses followed by a “**” are repeatable for credit if the topic has changed
(permission from Academic Advisor required).

Collaborative Piano

»CLPNO 301T – Collaborative Skills I
Pianists learn instrumental and vocal repertoire, as well as the essential skills of collaboration. In class coaching focuses on techniques of ensemble performance, achieving good balance, creating orchestral sound, among other topics and skills. (2 credits) Faculty  

»CLPNO 302T – Collaborative Skills II
Continuation of CLPNO 301T. Prerequisite: CLPNO 301T. (2 credits) Faculty  

»CLPNO 303T – Advanced Collaborative Skills I
A study of piano-instrumental repertoire in a master-class setting. Pianists and other instrumentalists are paired together to explore the performance of duo repertoire. Coaching focuses on the skills and artistry of collaborative performance and interpretation. Prerequisite: CLPNO 302T. (2 credits) Faculty  

»CLPNO 304T – Advanced Collaborative Skills II
Continuation of CLPNO 303T. Prerequisite: CLPNO 303T. (2 credits) Faculty  

»CLPNO 411T – Studio Accompaniment
Fifteen hours of collaborative playing required of all students enrolled in CLPNO 301T. Co-requisite: CLPNO 301T (0 credit) Stowe, Faculty  

»CLPNO 501T – Collaborative Skills I
Graduate offering of CLPNO 301T.
(1 credit for collaborative piano majors; 2 credits for non-majors) Faculty  

»CLPNO 502T – Collaborative Skills II
Continuation of CLPNO 501T. Prerequisite: CLPNO 501T.
(1 credit for collaborative piano majors; 2 credits for non-majors) Faculty  

»CLPNO 503T – Advanced Collaborative Skills I
Graduate offering of CLPNO 303T. Prerequisite: CLPNO 502T.
(1 credit for collaborative piano majors; 2 credits for non-majors) Faculty  

»CLPNO 504T – Advanced Collaborative Skills II
Continuation of CLPNO 503T. Prerequisite: CLPNO 503T.
(1 credit for collaborative piano majors; 2 credits for non-majors) Faculty  

CLPNO 507 – Coaching in Instrumental/Vocal Repertoire
Instrumental/Vocal partnerships. Collaborative Piano majors only. (1 credit) Faculty  

CLPNO 508 – Coaching in Instrumental/Vocal Repertoire
Continuation of CLPNO 507. Prerequisite: CLPNO 507. (1 credit) Faculty  

CLPNO 511T – Studio Accompaniment
Graduate offering of CLPNO 411T. (0 credit) Stowe, Faculty  

»CLPNO 521 – Song Studies for Pianists and Singers
A performance-based class focusing on selections from the standard song repertoire and issues of performance specifically related to piano-vocal collaboration. Pianists and singers, paired in different combinations over the course of the semester, will collaborate in preparation for in-class performances and presentations. Classroom discussions and presentations will address various topics related to the study and performance of song, including relevant literary movements and musical trends, poetic and musical style, performance practice, musical drama, ensemble rehearsal, and artistic collaboration.
(1 credit for collaborative piano majors; 2 credits for non-majors) Stowe  

»CLPNO 522 – Opera Performance for Pianists: Mastering Performance of Orchestra Transcription
Through the Study of Opera Aria Accompaniment This is a practical course in the study and performance of piano transcriptions of orchestral accompaniment. Though collaborative pianists also encounter this challenge when playing concerti accompaniment, opera arias are ideal etudes for all problems of transcription performance due to their compact length and the abundance of particular performance challenges not found in the instrumental repertoire. Basic principals and procedures will immediately be applied in “16-measure exercises” and full aria performance. Students will be required to provide copies of excerpts or arias for the class containing all adaptation markings. Recordings will also be used in class at the request and discretion of the instructor.
(1 credit for collaborative piano majors; 2 credits for non-majors) Faculty  

»CLPNO 573 – Piano/Vocal Repertoire, English and American
This course is designed to explore through a range of topics the performance and study of English and American songs from the lutenists to the present day. Recent topics have included The Art Song in America and The English Musical Renaissance: Elgar to Britten. Style, ensemble, diction and communication are emphasized. Open to Collaborative Piano Majors. Permission of Collaborative Piano Department Chair required for non-majors.
(1 credit for collaborative piano majors; 2 credits for nonmajors**) Faculty  

»CLPNO 575 – Piano/Vocal Repertoire, French This course is designed to explore through a range of topics the performance and study of mélodie. Recent topics have included Verlaine settings in French mélodie. Style, ensemble, diction and communication are emphasized. Open to Collaborative Piano Majors. Permission of Collaborative Piano Department Chair required for non-majors.
(1 credit for collaborative piano majors; 2 credits for non-majors**) Faculty  

»CLPNO 576 – Piano/Vocal Repertoire, French
Continuation of CLPNO 575.
(1 credit for collaborative piano majors; 2 credits for non-majors**) Faculty 

»CLPNO 577 – Piano/Vocal Repertoire, German This course is designed to explore through a range of topics the performance and study of lieder. Recent topics have included Goethe settings in German Lieder, Lieder in Vienna: Schubert to Schoenberg, and the Songs of Robert and Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms. Style, ensemble, diction and communication are emphasized. Open to Collaborative Piano Majors. Permission of Collaborative Piano Department Chair required for non-majors.
(1 credit for collaborative piano majors; 2 credits for nonmajors**) Faculty  

»CLPNO 578 – Piano/Vocal Repertoire, German Continuation of CLPNO 577.
(1 credit for collaborative piano majors; 2 credits for non-majors**) Faculty  

CLPNO 607 – Coaching in Instrumental/Vocal Repertoire
Continuation of CLPNO 508. Prerequisite: CLPNO 508. (1 credit) Faculty  

CLPNO 608 – Coaching in Instrumental/Vocal Repertoire
Continuation of CLPNO 607. Prerequisite: CLPNO 607. (1 credit) Faculty  

CLPNO 907 – Coaching in Instrumental/Vocal Repertoire Continuation of CLPNO 608. Prerequisite: CLPNO 608–Available for third year DMA students only. (1 credit) Faculty  

CLPNO 908 – Coaching in Instrumental/Vocal Repertoire Continuation of CLPNO 908. (1 credit) Faculty 

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