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Course Content and Outcome Guide for MUP 171

Course Number:
MUP 171
Course Title:
Applied Piano
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
10
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Intended Outcomes for the course

The material for the course will be presented in a lab/hands-on format.

Students will be required to perform in a final student recital and must pass a performance jury at the end of every term before advancing to the next term of study.
Students are expected to participate in chamber ensembles and are required to perform in weekly music area recitals at least two times during each term of study.
Students will demonstrate solid technique, rhythmic precision, proper performance practice, good musicianship perform scales and arpeggios at required tempi.
Students will learn and perform from memory representative works from contrasting styles and eras.
 

 

Outcome Assessment Strategies


Methods used to evaluate student progress and the criteria for assigning a course grade should be made clear by the instructor at the beginning of the course. The individualinstructor will determine the method of assessment. Assessment methods may include:           
  • Qualitative and/or quantitative examinations
  • Weekly performance assignments
  • Public performances and music jury evaluation

The individual instructor will submit the grade to the Department Chair. Evaluation will be based upon the student's effort and progress. A letter grade or "Pass/No Pass" will be issued.

 

 

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

First Year Required Materials (MUP 171 ): Applied Piano

The first year of study focuses on fundamental technique and repertoire development. Instructors should assign exercises, etudes and repertoire according to individual student need and ability. A minimum of at least one etude and two works from contrasting stylistic periods should be assigned each term.

Areas of Study

Fundamentals: Establish solid foundation  
Skills: Major and minor scales (hands together, four octaves)
Major and minor arpeggios (hands together, four octaves)
Sight-Reading: Four-part hymns and various selections
Etudes and Methods: Instructor discretion
Suggested Repertoire: Representative works from contrasting stylistic periods. (a minimum of two works each term, one memorized)
Students must pass music jury and meet all requirements before advancing to next term of study.

Second Year Required Materials (MUP 271) Applied Piano:

Second year study focuses on the further development of repertoire and stylistic performance practice. Students should demonstrate thorough knowledge of scales, fingerings and stylistic practices. Assigned repertoire should include representative works from contrasting styles and eras with eventual goal of a solo recital in the third and fourth years of study.

Technique: Continue work from MUP 171
Skills: All modes of major and minor scales
Triad arpeggios in all inversions
Seventh chord arpeggios in root position
Sight-Reading: More advanced examples adding transposition
Etudes and Methods: Continue on work from MUP 171 adding more advanced elements
Suggested Repertoire: Mozart, Haydn or Beethoven complete sonata and works from Baroque, Romantic and 20th century works.
COMPETENCIES/SKILLS

The following skills are necessary to successfully meet the minimum requirement (€œC€ or €œPass€) for the course:

First Year (MUP 171):

Demonstrate solid technique, musicianship and proper performance practice in performance of assigned repertoire.
Play root position major and minor scales (four octaves, two hands, quarter beat values at 78 BPM).
Play root position triad arpeggios (four octaves, two hands, quater beat values at 60 BPM).
Sight read four-part hymns, chorales and selected repertoire at performance tempo.
Learn and perform contrasting stylistic works as assigned by instructor (minimum of one from memory).
Participate in music area recitals, final recital and pass music jury.
Successful completion of remaining material assigned by private instructor.
Second Year (MUP 271):
Demonstrate technical ease and observe proper stylistic practice in performance of assigned repertoire.
Play all modes of major and minor scales (four octaves, two hands, quarter beat values at 82 BPM).
Play all inversions of triad arpeggios (four octaves, two hands, quater beat values at 60 BPM).
Play root position seventh chord arpeggios (four octaves, two hands, quater beat values at 60 BPM).
Sight read more advanced works at performance tempo. Transpose parts at sight.
Learn and perform contrasting stylistic works as assigned by instructor (should include one complete sonata by Mozart, Haydn or
Beethoven and other works for total of 6-8 contrasting works by end of year two)
Participate in music area recitals, final recital and pass music jury.
Successful completion of remaining material assigned by private instructor.