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).

PERCUSSION

»PRCBR 130T – Music for Percussionists
Participation in Percussion Ensemble (see Ensembles). (1 credit*) F. Epstein

PRCBR 325T – Drum Set Class
Drum set technique and performance for classical percussion majors. Covers drum set styles and prepares classical percussion majors for the demands of drum set performance. (1 credit) Gwin

PRCBR 326T – Drum Set Class
Continuation of PRCBR 325T. Prerequisite: PRCBR 325T. (1 credit) Gwin

 

»PRCBR 360T – Percussion Orchestral Repertoire Class
Instruction in orchestral literature, including standard audition repertoire. Performances of such significant chamber works as L’Histoire du soldat, Façade, La Création du monde, and Kammermusik No. 1. Each year concludes with a mock audition. Year-long course, students must register in the fall. (1 credit*) F. Epstein, Hudgins

PRCBR 435T – Hand Drumming
Introduction to disciplines and techniques of Latin American hand drumming and the basic functions of Latin percussion. (1 credit) Ringquist

 

PRCBR 436T – Hand Drumming
Continuation of PRCBR 435T. Prerequisite: PRCBR 435T. (1 credit) Ringquist

PRCBR 437T – Electronic Percussion
Comprehensive, hands-on study of electronic percussion, technologies relevant to the professional percussionist, including MIDI, audio techniques, programming, and sequencing. Introduces basic music computer notation. Detailed study of percussion controllers, trigger interfaces, triggering from acoustic drums, and various applications of MIDI percussion systems in live performance, studio recording, programming, and composition. Year-long course; credit is earned after the second semester. (1 credit) Moisson

PRCBR 438T – Electronic Percussion
Continuation of PRCBR 437T. Prerequisite: PRCBR 437T. Year-long course. (1 credit) Moisson

 

PRCBR 525T – Drum Set Class
Graduate offering of PRCBR 325T. (1 credit) Gwin

PRCBR 526T – Drum Set Class
Continuation of PRCBR 525T. Prerequisite: PRCBR 525T. (1 credit) Gwin

»PRCBR 530T – Music for Percussionists
Participation in Percussion Ensemble (see Ensembles). (1 credit) F. Epstein

 

PRCBR 535T – Hand Drumming
Graduate offering of PRCBR 435T. (1 credit) Ringquist

PRCBR 536T – Hand Drumming
Continuation of PRCBR 535T. Prerequisite PRCBR 535T. (1 credit) Ringquist

 

PRCBR 537T – Electronic Percussion
Graduate offering of PRCBR 437T. Year-long course. (1 credit) Moisson

PRCBR 538T – Electronic Percussion
Continuation of PRCBR 537T. Prerequisite: PRCBR 537T. Year-long course. (1 credit) Moisson

»PRCBR 560T – Percussion Orchestral Repertoire Class
Graduate offering of PRCBR 360T. (1 credit*) Bauch, F. Epstein, Hudgins

 

PRCBR 761T – Orchestral Repertoire for Timpani
This course offers percussionists the opportunity to intensely study orchestral repertoire for timpani, complementing their work in studio lessons and the Percussion Orchestral Repertoire class. Students will receive guidance and instruction in a masterclass format with demonstrations by the instructor when necessary. For each class, students will prepare passages and excerpts from the assigned repertoire, several of whom will be called upon to perform. The class will listen to several different recordings of certain passages as a reference and discussions will be led by the instructor ranging in topics from technical challenges, stylistic nuances, and musical interpretation. The class will meet every other week for two hours and grading will be based on each student’s preparedness and participation. (1 credit) Bauch

PRCBR 762T – Orchestral Repertoire for Timpani
Continuation of PRCBR 761T. (1 credit) Bauch

 

PRCBR 763T – Orchestral Repertoire for Timpani
Continuation of PRCBR 762T. (1 credit) Bauch

 

PRCBR 764T – Orchestral Repertoire for Timpani
Continuation of PRCBR 763T. (1 credit) Bauch

 

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