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Performance & Practice Classes at SCE

Bodymapping: What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body

Vanessa Mulvey, Instructor
Thurs 6:00 - 7:30pm
1.5 credits: $1090
Non-credit: $735

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OFFERED SPRING SEMESTER
Starts 2/13

"What Every Musician Needs To Know About The Body" equips musicians with reliable
strategies to decrease tension, prevent pain & injury, enhance technical facility while unleashing
their expressive potential. The experiences and information from this course help one to
cultivate healthy habits that are important for injury prevention. Each class guides
instrumentalists through a hands-on exploration of three important facets of music-making:
training movement, training senses, and training attention. Together, these components refine
the way you approach your playing, enhancing coordination, optimizing awareness and
providing a reliable way to respond to performance pressure.

Developing Perfect Pitch I

Brian Buch, Instructor
Tue 6:00 - 7:00 pm
1 Credit: $725
Non-Credit $490

OFFERED FALL SEMESTER ONLY
This course is based upon the unique ear training system, discovered and designed by Alla Elana Cohen. It was created to help professional or amateur musicians improve and refine their ear with the ultimate goal of acquiring perfect pitch. Perfect Pitch is a skill and personal adjustment of the human ear to the row of musical pitches similar to the way the human hand adjusts to the keys of a piano. Perfect Pitch, like any skill, can be learned and mastered. The practice of theexercises, along with dedication and patience, contained in this course will help one realize the ears highest level of virtuosity. The course material will consist of Alla Cohen’s book Perfect Pitch for You. The weekly meetings for this course will consist specific auditory exercises designed to help improve the student’s ability to perceive and recognize individual pitches not only on the piano but also with any instrument.

Advanced Perfect Pitch

Brian Buch, Instructor
Tue 7:00 - 8:00 pm
1 Credit: $725
Non-Credit $490

OFFERED FALL SEMESTER
A continuation of the concepts studied in Developing Perfect Pitch I and II. The weekly meetings for this course will consist specific auditory exercises designed to help improve the student’s ability to perceive and recognize individual pitches not only on the piano but also with any instrument. 

The Art of Musical Sightreading

Martin F. Gardiner, SCE Theory/Composition deparment instructor

OFFERED AS PRIVATE INSTRUCTION FALL AND SPRING SEMESTERS.  Private lesson rates apply.

Non-credit:

60-minute lessons: $113.00/lesson
45-minute lessons: $86.00/lesson
30-minute lessons: $58.00/lesson

School of Continuing Education Credit:

4 CE credits: $2900 for 15 hours of instruction
3 CE credits: $2175 for 11.25 hours of instruction
2 CE credits: $1450 for 7.5 hours of instruction

This course is especially for singers or instrumentalists who know basic notation and wish to become more fluid at reading music they wish to explore or prepare to perform. But all who wish to better understand languages of music and how to read them are welcome. When reading verbal language we expect to not only translate symbols for letters and words, but to immediately interact with verbal meaning that these symbols can convey. Our goal in this course is similar: to develop skills at reading musical notation in ways that  immediately  go beyond translating notational symbols simply into sounds, but instead reach for higher structures of musical meaning. We will read music of different historical periods and of different composers to develop capabilities in understanding how musical languages work and how they may be read. Practice at home is expected of those who wish to improve their reading fluidity, there will be group reading, and opportunities for individual reading work in class for those who wish it.

Prerequisite: Developing Perfect Pitch I and II or permission of instructor.

Developing Perfect Pitch II

Brian Buch, D.M.A., Instructor
Tue 6:00 - 7:00 pm
1 Credit: $725
Non-Credit $490

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OFFERED SPRING SEMESTER ONLY
A continuation of the concepts studied in Developing Perfect Pitch I. The practice of the exercises, along with dedication and patience, contained in this course will help one realize the ears highest level of virtuosity. The course material will consist of Alla Cohen’s book Perfect Pitch for You. The weekly meetings for this course will consist specific auditory exercises designed to help improve the student’s ability to perceive and recognize individual pitches not only on the piano but also with any instrument.

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