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).

STRINGS

Studio

STR 100, 500

Classroom Instruction

»STR 130T – Bass Class
Study of orchestral excerpts, bass solo and chamber repertoire, mock auditions, and bass ensembles. Open only to bass majors.
(1 credit*) Faculty

»STR 161 – Guitar for Non-Majors
Rudiments of guitar technique; classical and folk styles.
(1 credit) Mouffe

»STR 162 – Guitar for Non-Majors
Continuation of STR 161. Prerequisite: STR 161
(1 credit) Mouffe

»STR 283T – Guitar Repertoire and Performance Seminar
Topics include style, interpretation, performance practice, stage deportment, and performance anxiety. Student performances serve as a springboard for discussions.
(1 credit) Fisk

»STR 284T – Guitar Repertoire and Performance Seminar
Continuation of STR 283T. Prerequisite: STR 283T.
(1 credit) Fisk

»STR 383T – Guitar Repertoire and Performance Seminar
Continuation of STR 284T. Prerequisite: STR 284T.
(1 credit) Mouffe

»STR 384T – Guitar Repertoire and Performance Seminar
Continuation of STR 383T. Prerequisite: STR 383T.
(1 credit) Mouffe

STR 459T – Aural Heritage of String Playing
Surveys the string performing heritage and schools represented through sound recordings, written criticism, and contemporary descriptions of performances.
(2 credits) Lesser (Auditors welcome)

STR 462T – String Pedagogy
Approaches and methods in the education of string players; historical development of techniques, pedagogical writings, guest lecturers.
(2 credits) Richter

»STR 471T – String Orchestral Repertoire: Violin
Prepares violinists to audition for careers in orchestral violin playing, building from experiences in studio, ensemble, and chamber music. Studies
standard first violin excerpts as the basis for exploring how to practice, technical and musical expectations, and standards in the professional music world, as well as the world view of the orchestral section player. Prerequisite: ORCH 110, four semesters, or instructor’s permission.
(1 credit) Horowitz

»STR 472T – String Orchestral Repertoire: Violin
Continuation of STR 471T; includes concertmaster excerpts. Prerequisite:
STR 471T.
(1 credit) Horowitz

»STR 473T – String Orchestral Repertoire: Viola
Prepares violists to audition for careers in orchestral viola playing, building from experiences in studio, ensemble, and chamber music. Studies standard excerpts as the basis for exploring how to practice, technical and musical expectations and standards in the professional music world, as well as the world view of the orchestral section player. Prerequisite: ORCH 110, four semesters, or instructor’s permission.
(1 credit) Basrak

»STR 474T – String Orchestral Repertoire: Viola
Continuation of STR 473T. Prerequisite: STR 473T.
(1 credit) Basrak

STR 475T – String Orchestral Repertoire: Cello
Prepares cellists to audition for careers in orchestral cello playing, building from experiences in studio, ensemble, and chamber music. Studies standard excerpts as the basis for exploring how to practice, technical and musical expectations and standards in the professional music world, as well as the world view of the orchestral section player. Prerequisite: ORCH 110, four semesters, or instructor’s permission. (1 credit) Feldman

STR 476T – String Orchestral Repertoire: Cello
Continuation of STR 475T. Prerequisite: STR 475T.
(1 credit) Feldman

STR 479T – Harp Orchestral and Ensemble Repertoire
This class will comprehensively focus on the standard orchestral excerpts that are asked on almost any audition. Study of excerpts will conclude with a simulated audition. Additionally, the class will also address harp ensemble music and harp maintenance and repair.
(1 credit) Faculty

»STR 530T – Bass Class
Study of orchestral excerpts, bass solo and chamber repertoire, mock auditions, and bass ensembles. Open only to bass majors.
(1 credit) Faculty

STR 559T – Aural Heritage of String Playing
Graduate offering of STR 459T.
(2 credits) Lesser

STR 562T – String Pedagogy
Graduate offering of STR 462T.
(2 credits) Richter

»STR 571T – String Orchestral Repertoire: Violin
Graduate offering of STR 471T. Prerequisite: ORCH 510, one semester.
(1 credit) Faculty

»STR 572T – String Orchestral Repertoire: Violin
Continuation of STR 571T. Prerequisite: ORCH 510, one semester.
(1 credit) Faculty

»STR 573T – String Orchestral Repertoire: Viola
Graduate offering of STR 473T. Prerequisite: ORCH 510, one semester.
(1 credit) Basrak

»STR 574T – String Orchestral Repertoire: Viola
Continuation of STR 573T. Prerequisite: ORCH 510, one semester.
(1 credit) Basrak

STR 575T – String Orchestral Repertoire: Cello
Graduate offering of STR 475T. Prerequisite: ORCH 510, one semester.
(1 credit) Feldman

STR 576T – String Orchestral Repertoire: Cello
Continuation of STR 575T. Prerequisite: ORCH 510, one semester.
(1 credit) Feldman

»STR 583T – Guitar Repertoire and Performance Seminar
Graduate offering of STR 283T.
(1 credit) Mouffe

»STR 584T – Guitar Repertoire and Performance Seminar
Continuation of STR 583T. Prerequisite: STR 583T.
(1 credit) Mouffe

»STR 671T – Intensive Violin Orchestral Repertoire
This intensive repertoire course is designed to expand the skills learned in Violin Orchestral Repertoire, giving students a high level of preparation both for orchestral auditions and participation. Taking the symphonies of Beethoven as a baseline, this class will give students the interpretive and technical tools to become educated contributors to professional ensembles, placing a variety of repertoire in a clear and detailed historical and stylistic framework. Prerequisite: STR 472T or STR 572T.
(2 credits) Horowitz

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