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 411T
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 – Instrumental Duo Repertoire 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 502T. (1 credit for collaborative piano majors; 2 credits for non-majors) Faculty

 

»CLPNO 504T – Instrumental Duo Repertoire 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. Open to Collaborative Piano Majors. Permission of Collaborative Department Chair required for non-majors. (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. Open to Collaborative Piano Majors. Permission of Collaborative Department Chair required for non-majors. (1 credit for collaborative piano majors; 2 credits for non-majors) Francoeur-Krzyzek

 

CLPNO 523 – Techniques of Vocal Coaching
Through the course of the 14 weeks, students will gain hands-on experience with the coaching of vocal literature in a setting that offers guidance, feedback and exposure to the coaching styles of their professor and their peers. Students will receive a thorough review of the International Phonetic Alphabet and the rules of diction and pronunciation of Italian, German, French and English. They will gain experience coaching art songs and operatic arias in each of these languages, and will offer written feedback to their peers. The course will include a section on secco recitative and a section on coaching operatic scores, with an emphasis on score marking and cueing in vocal ensembles. The course will also include a discussion on the business aspect of coaching, including client relations, scheduling, preparation and time management. Open to Collaborative Piano Majors. Permission of Collaborative Department Chair required for non-majors. (1 credit for collaborative piano majors; 2 credits for non-majors) Francoeur-Krzyzek

CLPNO 524 – Concerto Study: Performance of Orchestral Reductions for Pianists
This course provides students the opportunity to study piano reductions of instrumental concerti, comparing such reductions to full orchestral scores, as well as listening to recordings with soloist and full orchestra. Students learn to simplify overly complicated or unplayable orchestral reductions and to improve poor editions (editing dynamics, adjusting registers, restoring missing melodies and wrong notes), developing their skills in imitating sounds and colors of string, woodwind, and brass instruments in order to better emulate the orchestra. Repertoire studied is drawn from the standard instrumental concerti from all musical periods, including concerti selected for NEC’s school-wide concerto competitions. 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**) Lee

»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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YOU PLAY BACH YOUR WAY, AND I'LL PLAY HIM HIS WAY. WANDA LANDOWSKA