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).


CHM MUS – Chamber Music
Undergraduate and Graduate Offering. See Chamber Music and Ensembles for a description. (1 credit*) Faculty


CHM 502T – Collaborative Skills – Instrument and Voice
Study, preparation, and performance of repertoire for piano with instruments and/or voice, as well as the essential skills of collaboration: ensemble performance and balance. Open only by permission of instructor.(2 credits) Levinson

CHM 503T – Instrumental Duo Repertoire I
A study of piano-instrumental repertoire in a masterclass 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. (2 credits) Lee

CHM 504T – Instrumental Duo Repertoire II
Continuation of CHM 503T. Pre-requisite: CHM 503T. (2 credits) Lee


»CHM 535T – Sonata Repertoire
Study, preparation, and performance of sonata repertoire. Open by audition to string (except double bass), piano, and wind majors. (2 credits, 1 credit for collaborative pianists) V. Weilerstein

»CHM 536T – Sonata Repertoire
Continuation of CHM 535T. (2 credits, 1 credit for collaborative pianists) V. Weilerstein


»CHM 553 – Interpretation Class
Interpretation class is a graduate level performance masterclass led by the members of the Borromeo String Quartet. Each week, students from the class perform works of their choosing while the score of the piece is projected and visible to the entire class. After the performance, the students receive feedback from the class and from the members of the BSQ, with an emphasis on helping the students develop a way of reading the details of a score and translating them into the tangible details of performance. In addition to receiving direct feedback about their particular performances, across the semester each student is exposed to dozens of scores of other pieces and instrumentations and possible ways of reading them. (2 credits) Borromeo String Quartet


»CHM 554 – Interpretation Class
Continuation of CHM 553. Prerequisite: CHM 553. (2 credits) Faculty

CHM 582T – Community Engagement for Ensembles
This course offers pre-formed classical, jazz and CI ensembles the opportunity to study and create effective programming for community audiences. Through in-depth exploration of trends in community engagement, along with hands-on skill-building, ensembles will gain understanding of how to confidently engage audiences from diverse community constituencies. Participating ensembles will each design a program to be performed in a school, senior center, library or other community setting. Emphasis will be placed on facilitating collaboration among ensemble members, as well as equipping students with necessary tools to reflect upon and evaluate their own work and that of peer ensembles. Prerequisite: instructor’s permission. (0 or 1 credit) Maggi