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Course Number:
MUP 271A
Course Title:
Applied Music/Piano II
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Course Description

Provides individual private piano instruction. Develops applied performance skills at the music major/minor level. Covers repertory and technique methods drawn from classical and/or jazz traditions. Includes training in performance practice and stylistic interpretation through focus on tone production, technique, applied keyboard knowledge, sight-reading and other aspects of musicianship as applied to the piano. Prerequisites: MUP 171C.

Addendum to Course Description

All applied music students are required to attend weekly lessons, attend weekly performance classes, participate in public performance, and complete a music jury. A substantial amount of out-of-lesson practice time is required.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Use an understanding of intermediate-level musicianship and performance etiquette to prepare and rehearse intermediate solo piano repertory.
  • Use an understanding of intermediate music literacy to prepare and rehearse intermediate-level solo piano repertory for performance.
  • Use an understanding of stylistic distinctions in intermediate solo piano repertory to accurately interpret music in performance.
  • Use an intermediate understanding of the piano keyboard to improve as a performer.

Aspirational Goals

Public performance of assigned repertoire demonstrating solid technique, musicianship and
proper performance practice. (minimum of two area recitals in addition to final performance.)

Sightread excerpts of intermediate level repertory.

Participation in final recital and jury.

Successful completion of material assigned by private instructor.

Course Activities and Design

The material for the course will be presented in a one-on-one 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 moving on to the next term of study.

Students are expected to participate in chamber ensembles and are required to perform a minimum
of two times per term in the weekly music performance area recitals.

Students will demonstrate good tone production, solid technique, rhythmic precision, proper
performance practice, good musicianship and perform scales and arpeggios at required tempi.

Students will learn and perform from memory representative works from
contrasting styles and eras.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Public music performance of material covered in lessons.

Completion of music jury at the end of the term - featuring qualitative and quantitative demonstration.

Attendance and participation in applied performance sessions.

Participation and preparation of material assigned during lessons.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

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
• Suggested Repertoire: Mozart, Haydn or Beethoven complete sonata and works
from Baroque, Romantic and 20th century works.

• 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).
• Sightread more advanced works at performance tempo. Transpose selected
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)